Focus on cyclone resilience

  • Published: 31 Mar 2014

  • Author(s): RIRDC

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Tropical cyclones are a fact of life for many communities in northern Australia. The impacts, which usually include wind damage and flooding, are often felt by communities well inland and well south of the coast where cyclones typically make landfall.
RIRDC commissioned two projects to identify and address cyclone-related issues for primary producers in northern Australia.
This follows two particularly severe cyclones that caused widespread devastation across Queensland: Cyclone Larry in March 2006 and Cyclone Yasi in February 2011. The areas of Far North Queensland most affected by these events were Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell and inland regions through the Southern Atherton Tablelands.