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Exchanging insights at stakeholder event

Photo: David Bruce
Release date

23 November 2023

As part of an ongoing effort to enhance collaboration and exchange insights between the Centre and key stakeholders, the Natural Hazards Research Australia Board, staff and researchers convened in Sydney earlier this month.

The event was co-hosted by Centre Chair Iain MacKenzie, Commissioner Carlene York from NSW SES and Deputy Commissioner Kyle Stewart from NSW Rural Fire Service. The event provided a platform for representatives and government departments, emergency services agencies, research institutions, the private sector and not-for-profits a chance to learn about the latest developments in the Centre’s research program and key strategic activities.

To enable a proactive and responsive approach to community resilience, the Centre recognises the importance of listening to the needs of stakeholders. By incorporating these insights, the development and delivery of the research program can be better tailored around these needs.

As part of the event, researchers Dr Chloe Begg (CFA, pictured above) and Dr Matt Mason (University of Queensland) shared learnings and insights from their respective projects Predictions in Public and Modelling impacts of natural hazards on infrastructure networks.

The event gave the attendees the opportunity to directly engage with the content of selected topics being addressed in the Centre’s core research programs. It also allowed the Board to directly interact with Centre’s broader knowledge network on how the Centre can add further value to end-users by delivering co-designed natural hazards resilience and disaster risk reduction research.

This is the fourth stakeholder event the Centre has held this year, with previous events in Perth, Canberra and Darwin. The next stakeholder event will be on 31 January 2024 in Melbourne.