In the wake of the flood event in the Brisbane River in January 2011, ERSA was engaged by Arts Queensland to undertake a review of the disaster management preparedness of the Queensland Cultural Centre (QCC) complex. The complex includes the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), the State Library and the Queensland Museum and together represents probably the most concentrated collection of cultural assets on a precinct of this size anywhere in the world.
ERSA’s Principal Risk Scientist, Ken Granger, lead the review team of risk management specialists that has previously conducted numerous disaster risk assessments throughout Queensland, NSW, SA and internationally.
This comprehensive review considered the risk of natural disasters including flood, storm and earthquake and also considered the potential impact of man made hazards. It collated and reviewed the lessons learned during the floods of this year and provided a sound basis for updates and ongoing auditing of the QCC’s disaster risk management plans.