Risk Assessment
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    • 19 Nov 2019

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    In 2011, council assessed disaster risks across the region. It showed 24 natural and human-made threats which may impact on the region.

    It took into account seasonal changes of each of the risks.

    The hazards found include:

    1. East coast low pressure system
    2. Severe thunderstorm/electrical storm
    3. Tropical cyclone (Cat 1/2/3 Sandy Cape to Point Danger)
    4. Tropical cyclone (Cat 4/5 Sandy Cape to Point Danger)
    5. Storm tide (> HAT 0.5m)
    6. Flood (Q20 impacting on Sunshine Coast region)
    7. Dam failure
    8. Tornado (Grade F1 winds 117-180 kmh)
    9. Major earthquake
    10. Tsunami (>10m wave and land inundation >1km inland)
    11. Landslide
    12. Prolonged drought
    13. Bushfire (Rural and interface areas)
    14. Major fire (Urban/industrial areas)
    15. Hazardous material accident (Land transport corridor)
    16. Hazardous material accident (Marine environment)
    17. Major passenger transport accident (Road/rail casualties)
    18. Major air transport accident
    19. Pandemic
    20. Extreme high temperatures (>36 degrees, >2 days)
    21. Exotic animal/plant disease
    22. Terrorism
    23. Cyber security incident (Emerging risk)
    24. Black swan (Unpredictable, extreme/concurrent events)

    This study contains earlier findings by the previous Noosa, Maroochy and Caloundra councils. These findings include:

    • Storm tide studies
    • Flood risk assessment reports/catchment management strategies
    • Bushfire risk management studies
    • Landslide risk assessment studies
    • City and shire plans

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