Cairns Regional Council's Resilience Scorecard Program was recognised for excellence in the 2018 IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards.
The program, dubbed "Does Saying We're Resilient Make it So?", won the Disaster and Emergency Services Award category.
As one of just six Australian cities and the only Australian role model city signed up with the UNISDR Resilient Cities campaign, Cairns takes a proactive, carefully planned approach to disaster resilience building. Council’s disaster resilience unit implemented a comprehensive stocktake of the state of resilience at social and infrastructural levels, using both the Torrens Resilience Institute scorecard process and the UNISDR scorecard process.
The annual IAP2 Core Values Awards recognise outstanding projects and organisations that are at the forefront of public participation and community engagement. Successful applicants demonstrate leading practice and evidence that IAP2’s seven Core Values are clearly embedded within their organisations.