Resilience Roadshows

Bushfire Unit at HawkesburyBuilding upon the Preliminary Resilience Assessment (PDF, 1822.81 KB) (opens in a new window) (PRA) for climate change risks to campus infrastructure and communities, a series of Resilience Roadshows was undertaken with staff and students on Kingswood and Hawkesbury campuses. These workshops began with a brief summary of the PRA recommendations, being the importance of:

  • Embedding resilience in strategy and planning, through: enhancing capacities across the CORE domains (curriculum, operations, research and engagement); promoting citizen scholarship and Living Labs, and developing resilient precincts through Green Star Communities.
  • Enhancing integrative infrastructure strategies, including: sustainable energy and water strategies; strategic asset planning, and design for thermal tolerance and protection.
  • Implementing adaptation strategies for design and operations, such as: HVAC demands and passive thermal design, thermal comfort through shading and refuges, and readiness for increasing bushfire risk and storm damage.

Each roadshow then comprised a series of short presentations by local academic champions on local Living Labs to inform our strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

On Kingswood campus these included local renewable energy, urban heat mitigation and environmental education around urban bushland.

On Hawkesbury campus, initiatives included peri-urban agriculture, cooling plants, and water recycling.

At both events, representatives of the Student Representative Council’s Environmental Collective also outlined their key engagement initiatives.

SDGs 3,4,11,13,17

Related Action Plan Theme