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The Swan Valley wine region was declared a natural disaster zone in the January 2017 floods.



​WA Natural Disaster Business Survey​​​



23 February 2018




Are you prepared for disaster? Have your say - fill out the WA Natural Disaster Business Survey


Businesses play an important role in helping communities recover following a natural disaster. The quicker that a business can get back on its feet, the sooner the community can get back to normal life. 


That's why the Chamber of Commerce and Industry​ is calling on the business community to provide information through the WA Natural Disaster Business survey and help improve understanding of attitudes towards preparedness, natural disaster mitigation and insurance. 


This survey aims to understand the WA business community's preparedness and experience with natural disasters. Findings and recommendations from the survey will be used to provide an overview of potential business risk for emergency services and inform future models of expenditure for mitigation, relief and recovery funding.


This research is a joint initiative between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA, the Office of Emergency Management, and the Department of Home Affairs to better understand how WA businesses prepare for natural disasters, including bushfires and storms, as well as the level of financial protection they are willing to put in place.


According to Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities, by 2050 the cost of natural disasters are estimated to more than double to $39 billion per year. However, improved planning and preparation could bring this figure down.

 

As a thank you for completing our survey, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA will provide respondents with a free copy of their Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook to help prepare a business plan for an emergency. 


Individual survey responses will be kept confidential. The results of this survey will be analysed and published in a final report.​ Respondents will also go into the draw to win a prize.


►Have your say — fill out the WA Natural Disaster Business Survey today.​​​​