Royal Commission lays blueprint for a more resilient Australia
Suncorp has called on all levels of government to act on the recommendations laid out in the final report of Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.
Suncorp has called on all levels of government to act on the recommendations laid out in the final report of Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, which provide a blueprint to build a more resilient Australia.
Suncorp Group CEO Steve Johnston said now was the time to act as we face into a La Niña summer.
“I welcome the strong themes of resilience, mitigation and disaster planning that run throughout the report,” Mr Johnston said.
“Pleasingly, there are a number of recommendations that align with Suncorp’s submission including funding reforms, a review of the National Construction Code and better arrangements for removal of debris.
The Royal Commission’s proposal to establish a new national natural disaster resilience and recovery body is a critical step for our country to focus on long-term disaster risk reduction
“We also strongly support calls that all levels of government must consider disaster risk when making land-use planning decisions. This is an issue that needs to be urgently addressed now so Australians building new homes can be safe and can access affordable insurance.”
Suncorp will support governments and communities across Australia to act on the report’s recommendations.
“Australia needs to play serious catch up on risk-reducing projects, and as a nation we know enough already about the priority problems and our most at-risk communities,” Mr Johnston said.
A Suncorp survey of 1,500 Australians found one in two were concerned about this upcoming natural disaster season, and most are concerned with Australia’s level of preparation.