Adaptation for Recovery Evaluation Report

Scott, H, Bosomworth, K and Fuenfgeld, H 2017, Adaptation for Recovery Evaluation Report, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


Document type: Commissioned Reports
Collection: Commissioned Reports

Title of report Adaptation for Recovery Evaluation Report
Author(s) Scott, H
Bosomworth, K
Fuenfgeld, H
Year of publication 2017
Publisher Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Subjects Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Public Administration
Abstract/Summary Over many years, East Gippsland has experienced natural hazard related disasters. In recognition that previous recovery efforts could be improved, the East Gippsland Shire Council (EGSC) designed a new approach to disaster recovery. This approach was implemented as the Adaptation for Recovery Project (the Project) in communities affected by the 2014 Mt Ray-Boundary Track fire and the Goongerah-Deddick Trail fire. The Project sought to address both immediate needs, but also to address cumulative impacts of disasters on communities. It ultimately aimed to support resilience building and development of individual and collective adaptive capacity across the diverse, fireaffected communities of Glenaladale (including nearby communities of Iguana Creek and Fernbank), Bonang, Tubbut and Goongerah (the latter three areas will be referred to collectively as the Mountain Rivers area where relevant.1 ) RMIT University was engaged to undertake the evaluation of the Project. The evaluation assessed both the outcomes of the Project, as well as the different processes undertaken in each of the communities. In addition to a researcher from RMIT University, a thirdparty facilitator from Maddy Harford and Associates was contracted to facilitate community meetings. The following report presents the overarching evaluation findings, as well as findings against the Key Evaluation Questions (KEQ) for each of the project areas. Finally, recommendations are presented to strengthen the Project model, should it be implemented in other areas in the future. A separate report prepared by Future Creation, "Adaptation for Recovery: Learning from the East Gippsland Experience", documents particular lessons gained from the implementation of the 'asset-based community development' (ABCD) model through the Project.
Commissioning body East Gippsland Shire Council
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