Abstract

Mackay, in Central Queensland, lies about mid way between Brisbane and Cairns and with a resident population around 71,400. The Mackay urban area, which is the focus of this study, is home to around 59,000. This study makes extensive use of Geoscience Australia's Risk-GIS method, which is a fusion of the decision support capabilities of geographical information systems, or GIS and the philosophy of risk management. The analysis of risk involves assessing the levels of hazard at Mackay, developing an understanding of the vulnerability of the elements which are at risk within the community and synthesising a range of event scenarios. A comprehensive building database is used to generate damage assessments for the various scenarios with each suburb ranked for its contribution to overall community vulnerability and for exposure to the various hazards. These two rankings determine total risk for each suburb by hazard, which allows the overall community risk from the various hazards to be compared.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -21.0 East bound 149.5 West bound 149.0 South bound -21.5

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nonGeographicDataset

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2000-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

35315 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/35315/

Keywords

GA Publication
Report
geohazards
AU-QLD
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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North bound
-21.0
East bound
149.5
West bound
149.0
South bound
-21.5

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distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

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Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address