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Metropolitan Melbourne in 2021: changes and implications for the emergency management sector

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Abstract


  • The Victorian Fire Services Commissioner

    (FSC) has embarked on a program of

    research exploring anticipated changes

    across Victoria over the coming decade.

    Titled 2021, the research aims to identify

    key changes taking place in Victorian

    communities and describe the likely

    impacts on the emergency management

    sector. This paper is the final in the series

    published in this journal. It outlines

    some of the key changes taking place

    in metropolitan Melbourne. Increases

    in the number of people, assets and

    infrastructure at risk and the increasing

    complexity of urban communities pose

    significant challenges for the emergency

    management sector. In particular,

    continued population growth due to

    overseas migration will require a

    capacity to communicate information and

    warnings to an increasingly culturally

    and linguistically diverse population, and

    to engage diverse groups in emergency

    preparedness, response and recovery. The

    large and growing number of people who

    visit the city each day for work, shopping

    and recreation adds to the challenge of

    managing all aspects of emergencies in

    the city’s central business district (CBD)

    and inner suburbs.This paper does not

    provide a comprehensive list of possible

    changes and implications. A detailed

    report, which discusses a wide range

    of changes and their implications for

    emergency management and emergency

    services organisations, is available from

    the Victorian Fire Services Commissioner’s

    (FSC) website.

UOW Authors


  •   Foster, Holly (external author)
  •   Whittaker, Joshua
  •   Towers, Briony (external author)
  •   Handmer, John (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Foster, H., Whittaker, J., Towers, B. & Handmer, J. (2013). Metropolitan Melbourne in 2021: changes and implications for the emergency management sector. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 28 (4), 9-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84904413272

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1303&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/299

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 9

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The Victorian Fire Services Commissioner

    (FSC) has embarked on a program of

    research exploring anticipated changes

    across Victoria over the coming decade.

    Titled 2021, the research aims to identify

    key changes taking place in Victorian

    communities and describe the likely

    impacts on the emergency management

    sector. This paper is the final in the series

    published in this journal. It outlines

    some of the key changes taking place

    in metropolitan Melbourne. Increases

    in the number of people, assets and

    infrastructure at risk and the increasing

    complexity of urban communities pose

    significant challenges for the emergency

    management sector. In particular,

    continued population growth due to

    overseas migration will require a

    capacity to communicate information and

    warnings to an increasingly culturally

    and linguistically diverse population, and

    to engage diverse groups in emergency

    preparedness, response and recovery. The

    large and growing number of people who

    visit the city each day for work, shopping

    and recreation adds to the challenge of

    managing all aspects of emergencies in

    the city’s central business district (CBD)

    and inner suburbs.This paper does not

    provide a comprehensive list of possible

    changes and implications. A detailed

    report, which discusses a wide range

    of changes and their implications for

    emergency management and emergency

    services organisations, is available from

    the Victorian Fire Services Commissioner’s

    (FSC) website.

UOW Authors


  •   Foster, Holly (external author)
  •   Whittaker, Joshua
  •   Towers, Briony (external author)
  •   Handmer, John (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Foster, H., Whittaker, J., Towers, B. & Handmer, J. (2013). Metropolitan Melbourne in 2021: changes and implications for the emergency management sector. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 28 (4), 9-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84904413272

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1303&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/299

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 9

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia