Outcomes of good engagement in risk based planning

A good engagement process can achieve multiple outcomes for councils and communities including:

  • Creative solutions to challenges can emerge.
  • Communities are informed and interested in developing personal strategies to cope with natural disaster events.
  • Communities support the greater consideration of natural hazards in land use decisions.
  • Council strategies to mitigate or moderate proposals on the basis of natural hazard risk are better understood and supported.
  • Vulnerable communities and future generations are not burdened with higher risks than society as a whole is prepared to accept.