​​​​​Midwest-Gascoyne E​mergency Management District

Risk ​Ass​essment Report​


​This district risk assessment report summarises the results of the State Risk Project risk asse​ssment workshops in the Midwest-Gascoyne Emergency Management (EM) district. It co​​vers six priority hazards, as identified by the Midwest-Gascoyne District Emergency Management Committee (DEMC). The workshop series was conducted between June and September 2016.



Hazards Assessed:​

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​​​​Animal or Plant: Pests or DiseasesBushfireCycloneEarthquake​​FloodRoad Crash

District Risk Profile

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​​​​​​Re​​​port highlights​​​​:

  • ​​​The result​s for the six hazards assessed reveal that:

- No extreme risks;​

​​- 27% of the risks were assessed as high​;

​- 5% of the risks could cause catastrophic consequences.​


  • The cyclone and flood scenarios have the greatest number of high risk statements (51% and 38% respectively). These hazards would impact large areas across the EM district. In particular, the cyclone which tracks along the entire Midwest-Gascoyne coastline impacting a number of communities.


  • ​The earthquake scenario would result in catastrophic consequences for buildings, potentially causing more than $370 million in damage. The other natural hazards (flood, cyclone and bushfire) also would cause significant damage to buildings across the district.​


  • ​The largest economic risk is from a potential foot and mouth disease outbreak. This was anticipated to impact a broad range of industries across the district. This outbreak would also have national and international implications with the closure of the export market for many years.


  • ​​For all of the hazards, except animal and plant biosecurity, emergency and health services will require additional resources from outside the EM district to respond and/or manage the events.​

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Midwest-Gascoyne Emer​​gency ​​Man​​agement District 

Risk Assessment​ Report

29 ​May 2017​​​


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