Assessing community disaster resilience using a balanced scorecard: lessons learnt from three Australian communities

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Date
2016-04
Authors
Ramsey, Imogen J
Steenkamp, Malinda
Thompson, Andrea
Anikeeva, Olga
Arbon, Paul Andrew
Gebbie, Kristine
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Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
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The Australian Journal of Emergency Management by AIDR is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
Abstract
In 2012, the Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) developed a balanced Scorecard for communities to assess their disaster resilience using an all-hazards approach. The Scorecard assesses four components of community resilience: connectedness, risk and vulnerability, procedures that support disaster planning, response and recovery (PRR), and PRR resources. The recommended process for completing the Scorecard is for the community to form a representative working group and meet three times over a few weeks to discuss and score the items. From June 2014 to June 2015, the TRI evaluated the Scorecard. Prospective local councils received information about the Scorecard via circulars from local government associations. Sixteen councils expressed interest and three of these implemented the Scorecard. This paper reports on the findings from three communities that implemented the Scorecard.
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The Australian Journal of Emergency Management by AIDR is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Keywords
community disaster resilience, resilience, disaster planning, response and recovery (PRR), local government
Citation
Ramsey, I.J., Steenkamp, M., Thompson, A.L., Anikeeva, O., Arbon, P.A. and Gebbie, K.M. (2016). Assessing Community Disaster Resilience using a balanced scorecard: lessons learnt from three Australian communities. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31(2) pp. 44-49.