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Supported Projects 2014-2015

Natural Disaster Resilience Grants Program (NDRGP) | State Emergency Management Program (SEMP) | Emergency Volunteer Fund (EVF) | PDF OF LIST

NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCE GRANTS PROGRAM (NDRGP)

*Denotes projects that were initially funded in the 2012-13 funding round for two year projects. 

Organisation

Project Name

Project Summary

Funding

Region

Hobart City Council*

Major Rivulets Flood Map Recalibration and Climate Change Upgrade

(granted funding in 2012-13 round)

$45,000

(year 2)

South

Dept. of Health and Human Services*

Building Emergency Capability in Primary and Community Health in Tasmania

(granted funding in 2012-13 round)

$210,000

(year 2)

State

Tasmania Police*

Emergency Information Management and Sharing Project

(granted funding in 2012-13 round)

$55,898

(year 2)

State

Dept. of Primary Industry, Parks and Wildlife and the Environment

Providing Contemporary Land Cover Information for Fire Emergency Mitigation Planning

The Project will significantly improve the timeliness and value of remotely sensed land and vegetation cover information to derive seasonal fuel load predictions, identify recent and historic fire scars and locate fire refuges. 

$70,000

State

Dept. of Primary Industry, Parks and Wildlife and the Environment

Common Operating Platform (COP) Geospatial PDF Module

The Project will deliver the ability to generate interactive geospatial PDF files from within the COP application. 

$15,000

State

Kingborough Council

Kingborough is Getting Ready

The project will:

  1. Assist to develop the capacity of residents and businesses to respond and recover from disasters;
  2. Undertake a detailed capacity and communication assessment for Bruny Island; and
  3. 3.   Create land use planning solutions for hazard management for Kingston Beach to explore limits to planning for resilience. 

$127,062

South

West Coast Council

West Coast Emergency Ready Project

The Project will enable an upgrade of recovery centres so that they will be self-sufficient and capable of housing people for at least 48 hours.  Training for co-ordinators of the centres will be conducted and an Operational Emergency Manual will be developed.   

$56,188

North-west

Tasmanian Visitor Information Network

Emergency Preparedness Program

The project will enable Tasmanian Visitor Information Centre staff to acquire the knowledge and be better equipped to effectively deliver emergency and disaster related information to visitors to the State. 

$34,817

State

Australian Red Cross

Adapting REDIplan Household Emergency Preparedness for Tasmania

The Project will produce a range of Tasmanian-specific emergency preparedness materials that includes a household-level tool for individuals and families to identify and address their disaster vulnerabilities.   

$18,915

State

Dept. of State Growth – Mineral Resources

Tsunami Hazard and Risk Assessment – Southeast Tasmania

The Project will undertake tsunami inundation modelling in the Southeast Tasmania area using the similar methods as previous modelling but utilising updated input data, covering a larger area and producing customised outputs.  A series of maps will be produced, each containing legends and map specific information based on consultation with the State Emergency Service.  The Project will address maritime hazards to shipping and major infrastructure.  The inundation modelling will be used to determine what areas need to be evacuated including airports and other public services. 

$77,000

South

Dept. of Health and Human Services

Building Capacity in Tasmania’s Aged Care Sector

The Project will:

  1. Increase awareness of risk factors and effective responses to heatwave events;
  2. Build the capacity of residential aged care facilities to respond to heatwave events through the use of effective planning resources; and
  3. 3.   Build networks and relationships between agencies and sectors to respond to heatwave events. 

$17,500

State

Northern Midlands Council

Longford – Hadspen flood risk study

The Project will:

  1. Conduct a hydrological review that will estimate new flood frequency estimates for gauging stations on the South Esk, Meander, Macquarie and Back Creek including concurrent flow estimation; and
  2. Undertake 2D hydrodynamic modelling of the Longford-Hadspen basin to convert hydrological hydrograph inputs into flood levels, extents and flood maps.

A number of components of the Project will be used as inputs into emergency management plans of both Northern Midland Council and Meander Valley Council.

$75,000

North

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STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (SEMP)

*Denotes projects that were initially funded in the 2012-13 funding round for two year projects. 

Organisation

Project Name

Project Summary

Funding

Region

Dept. of Premier and Cabinet*

Implementing the State Framework for Mitigating Natural Hazards

(granted funding in 2012-13 round)

$114,000

(year 2)

State

Tasmania Fire Service

Tasmanian Exercise Framework

The Project will develop a common framework that formulates a consistent approach to multi-agency exercise coordination, design, planning, conduct and post-reporting including the identification of observations and insights to inform the broad learning loop. 

$70,000

State

State Emergency Service

Tasmanian Emergency Municipal Risk Assessment

The Project will provide education and support for Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators (MEMCs) in relation to risk assessments for natural hazards including the development of a risk assessment tool.  A consistent approach by MEMCs will assist with the development of Regional Risk Assessments and the identification and evaluation of state, regional and local level treatment options.

$97,048 

State

Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Enhancements to TasALERT

The Project will focus on delivering improvements through a second phase of development to TasALERT.  The Project is a result of a series of recommendations that came from use in recent minor emergencies and a specifically designed exercise to evaluate the first phase of TasALERT.

$80,000

State

Dept. of Primary Industry, Parks and Wildlife and the Environment

Animal Welfare in Emergencies

The Project will provide consistent and contemporary advice from the Department Primary Industry, Parks and Wildlife and the Environment Animal Welfare staff to Councils in relation to accounting for animal welfare in the evacuation context. The Project also provides an opportunity for Council staff to adapt the advice in a practical manner to suit their community's needs.

$30,000

State

Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Helping Communities to Understand and Respond to Coastal Hazards

The Project will raise the awareness of a number of coastal communities to their vulnerability to current and emerging coastal hazards - erosion, inundation and associated severe storms.  The Project will work with these communities to identify their preferences for how they want these hazards to be managed - 'Adaption Pathways'.

$62,500

State

State Emergency Service

Tasmanian Community Flood Resilience Project – Stage 2

The Project will develop state-wide flood management policies, plans and guidelines that: specify and assign flood PPRR roles; detail how the roles will be undertaken; and the processes and standards to be followed.

$98,375

State


Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Compiling and Sharing Hazard Information with the Community

The Project will improve community resilience by supporting individuals and communities to take appropriate risk mitigation action by providing households with detailed information about their exposure to natural hazards.

$117,000

State

University of Tasmania

Development of Floodplain Risk Assessment Process for Tasmania

The Project will develop a methodological process for the assessment of floodplain risks in Tasmania.  The proposed process will be consistent with the Australian Emergency Handbook 7 and the National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines.  The process will be demonstrated through four case studies representing a range of diverse geographical contexts within Tasmania and trialled to produce assessment of existing, future and residual risks for the four case study areas.  The outputs from the assessments will be able to be integrated into all-hazards municipal level risk assessments and associated emergency risk management process.

$94,244

State


Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Disaster Planning and Recovery for Tasmanian Businesses

This project will develop Tasmanian specific disaster planning and recovery resources including checklists, industry-specific information and guidance materials that will be housed on www.business.tas.gov.au Link to External Site. The Project also includes workshops with relevant stakeholders to assist them with using and promoting the resources.

$30,000

State

University of Tasmania

Natural Disaster Risk Assessment for Tasmania

The Project will provide Tasmania with a revised state-wide natural disaster risk assessment in line with the new National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines.

$111,000

State

Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Guide to Coastal Hazards and Coastal Defences

The Project will support the implementation of coastal hazards work into planning and development controls through:

  1. A review of coastal defences with local government and DPIPWE that establishes the location, type, ownership, and maintenance arrangements for defensive works on the coastline;
  2. The development of a 'Building for Coastline Hazards Guide' that describes the hazards and how to address them when undertaking development in coastal areas; and
  3. The development of a policy on the maintenance of hazard information in partnership with DPIPWE.

$25,000

State

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EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER FUND (EVF)

Organisation

Project Name

Project Summary

Funding

Region

Volunteering Tasmania

Building Natural Disaster Resilience through Volunteers

The Project will focus on recruiting and managing spontaneous volunteers in an emergency through the implementation of the Emergency Volunteering CREW (Community Response for Extreme Weather) service. 

$98,600

State

State Emergency Service

Operational Field Guide

The Project will develop Operational Field Guides for SES Volunteers. The Guides are new and contemporary tool used by SES volunteers in other jurisdictions (Qld, Vic, SA) and acts as a training and operational aid providing easily accessible information to volunteers.

$14,130

State

Surf Life Saving Tasmania

Build Training Capacity of Surf Life Saving Tasmania and Volunteer Marine Rescue Members

The project will allow Surf Life Saving Tasmania and Marine Rescue volunteers to complete their Certificate II Coxswains Certificate. 

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has identified the need for standardised qualifications for all marine rescue craft operators nation-wide.  Completion of this qualification will furnish the volunteer members with the necessary skills and training to ensure they are able to continue their significant role in front-line emergency management.

$34,000

State

State Emergency Service

Northern Regional Unit Training Facility

The project seeks to refurbish the training facility at Young Town by providing contemporary training equipment.

$7,024

North

Tasmania Fire Service

Volunteer Brigade Basic Training DVD

The Project will produce a DVD for each Tasmania Fire Service Volunteer Brigade that demonstrates the activities required when completing the Volunteer Brigade Basic Training Course. 

$38,000

State

State Emergency Service

SES North West Regional Headquarters Training Room Upgrade

The Project will provide improved training facilities for the SES North-West Regional Headquarters Unit.  This Volunteer Unit provides critical incident management support to emergency services in the region.   

$5,400

North-west

State Emergency Service

SES Burnie Volunteer Unit Training Room Upgrade

The project is to provide improved multi-purpose training and meeting facilities for the SES Burnie Unit.  This volunteer unit provides critical SES operations across the municipal area of the City of Burnie and are expected to be a support resource to emergency services across the north-west region.

$9,800

North-west

Tasmania Fire Service

Enhanced Collaborative Learning between Emergency Services

The Project will develop a sustainable business model to enable collaborative learning opportunities between emergency services including: sharing curriculum; assessments design; and access to training delivered by another emergency service (including access to e-learning opportunities). 

$70,000

State

Ambulance Tasmania

Volunteer Incident Support Team

The Project will pre-identify, pre-train and pre-equip a minimum of 20 Volunteer Incident Support Team members to support Ambulance Tasmania operations around the State.  Members will be placed on a state-wide database to be deployed state-wide.

$49,947

State

Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems CRC

Projecting Volunteer Resources under Extreme Climate Futures

The Project will consider the impacts of a changing climate on emergency service volunteer resources in Tasmania.  The Project will employ a five stage process to match current emergency service volunteer profile data with Climate Futures for Tasmania climate hazard projections. 

$76,800

State

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