Actions and Detail Panel
Building community resilience for the future to extreme storm surge events
Thu. 27 April 2017, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm AEST
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Guest speaker - Dwayne Honor - Bundaberg Regional Council
Join us to hear from Dwayne Honor on his Churchill Fellow sponsored trip to the Philippines and USA - namely New Orleans and New York - in 2016.
Dwayne's Churchill Fellowship was to research key impacts and learning's from extreme storm tide in the Philippines and United States in order to adapt communities in Australia to these risks. What is storm surge? What have been the greatest impacts faced by communities overseas? How do we build community resilience to these events and leverage the experience from Typhoon Yolanda, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy? These topics will be covered along with some key recommendations for a Queensland context.
Details of the seminar
- Register from 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start
- Detailed presentation from Dwayne on his experiences and what he see how learning can be applied to Queensland
- Interactive question from the audience
- Post seminar networking and hospitality
Background on Dwayne
Dwayne Honor has been working in local government for over 12 years and was educated at Central Queensland University (Rockhampton). He has degrees with Distinction in Engineering Technology and Business Administration and was elected to the QLD Board of IPWEA in 2015. He was awarded IPWEAQ Young Engineer of the Year in 2013 for flood recovery efforts in the Bundaberg region and has spent 5 years working on preparation, response and recovery to major flooding. He led the Burnett River Floodplain Action Plan after the devastating impacts of the 2013 flood which won the national 2015 FMA NRMA Insurance Flood Excellence Award. Dwayne is currently leading the Bundaberg Region Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy as part of the QCoast 2100 Funding Program.
Dwayne's final report can be found via the Churchill Trust website, or connect on Twitter @dwayne_honor
Travel to Red Hill
Northside Lettings is a 10 minute drive from the CBD with plenty on street parking.
Bus options include:
- The 373 bus departs the City at 3:00pm from stop 143 Edward Street near Elizabeth Street and stops directly outside Northside Meetings at 3:15
- Buses that travel along Kelvin Grove Rd (including the 345, 390 and 372) stop at the corner of Windsor Rd and Kelvin Grove Rd (near Aldi). It is a 540 metre (10 minute) walk up Windsor Rd to Northside Meetings
- Buses that travel along Musgrave Road (including the 380 and 381) stop at the Red Hill Shops on the corner of Windsor Rd. It is a 775 metre (12 minute) walk down Windsor Rd to Northside Meetings