Rebuilding community: Considerations for policy makers in the wake of the 2011 Queensland floods
In 2011, Queensland was inundated by the worst flood since 1974. Over 70 communities were affected by flood waters, 75% of the State was declared a natural disaster area, lives were lost and thousands of homes were destroyed. As a formal Commission of Inquiry gets underway, and these events resonate through the media, we are reminded of the emergency needs of individuals, families and communities around us. However, the slow process of recovery and community rebuilding is now beginning and it is timely to consider the scope of the task.