The Second National Action Plan is for all Australians – individuals, communities, organisations and sectors, and governments. By effectively coordinating and aligning action, this Second National Action Plan aims to reduce systemic disaster risk in order to create stronger, more secure and more resilient communities before, during and after disasters.
This Second National Action Plan also aims to mature Australia’s disaster risk reduction system, further enable disaster risk reduction action across all of society, and empower all Australians to take locally-led, targeted and coordinated action.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework is designed to be implemented by anyone who makes decisions as an individual, across contexts and sectors at national, state and local levels. The Framework should not prompt the question ‘who will do this?’ but rather: ‘How can my sector, organisation or community implement this Framework within our areas of responsibility?’
The Second National Action Plan:
- Draws together Outcomes and National Actions identified as important by stakeholders, calibrated against global and government priorities
- Ensures a strategic link to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework, its 4 priorities and its strategies for action
- Includes suggestions for action drawn from consultation and good practice, aligned to the National Actions to achieve the Outcomes.