An independent review of the emergency management response to the extreme weather event that took place in South Australia between 28 September and 5 October 2016 and included the statewide blackout, was led by former South Australia Police Commissioner Gary Burns who investigated the adequacy of the state’s prevention, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements.

Recommendation 33 of the report focused on disaster resilience outcomes:

Develop practical policy outcomes to support resilience (e.g. the 72- hour model) and promote this broadly to community through media, awareness campaigns, policies etc. Research should be undertaken to gain insight into the types of messaging and activities that have the most impact on sustained behaviour change within the community before committing to a particular model.

Read the full report and the Government's response.


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