Disasters are expected to become more difficult to manage and communities that are well prepared and connected, are known to be more resilient during these unpredictable events. The City of Melbourne is working on a four-year project called Prepare Melbourne, to ‘engage and prepare residents and communities to enhance their resilience to hazards, disasters and the health impacts of climate change’. Starting with Southbank as a pilot neighbourhood, we’d like to better understand the physical and social vulnerabilities our communities face to disasters and how we can build a more resilient community.

Have your say

Share your thoughts by:

  • completing our online survey below
  • attending a community workshop.

Consultation closes 19 December 2022.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Project methodology and data collation

    July 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Public survey open

    31 October to 19 December 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community focus groups

    8 and 29 November 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Consider findings

    December 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Report of Southbank Community Resilience Assessment

    February 2023

Key Dates

Tuesday 8 November 2022 04:30 pm – 06:30 pm

Community workshop

Tuesday 29 November 2022 04:30 pm – 06:30 pm

Community workshop

Project overview

Find out more about the Southbank Community Resilience Assessment.

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