The NTRRP will deliver grant funding for eligible projects that deliver on the priorities outlined in the National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction and National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
Understanding disaster risk
Projects that identify risks and better understanding disaster risks to social, cultural, physical, economic and environmental domains across the NT:
- improve awareness of, and engagement on, disaster risks and impacts in the NT
- identify and manage data, information and resource gaps
- reduce technical barriers to data and information sharing and availability
- integrate plausible future scenarios into planning
- improve access to cohesive disaster risk information and communication capabilities to deliver actionable disaster risk data and information
- long-term and solution-driven research, innovation and knowledge practices, and disaster risk education
- improve disclosure of disaster risk to all stakeholders.
Accountable decision making
Projects that will equip decision-makers with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to make timely and informed decisions to reduce disaster risk and manage residual risk:
- identify disaster risks and mitigation opportunities in the NT
- build the capability and capacity of decision-makers to address disaster risk in policy, program and investment decisions
- establish incentives, and address disincentives and barriers in reducing disaster risk
- planning and development practices that help the NT adapt to rapid social, economic, environmental and cultural change
- promote compliance with, and embed resilience requirements into relevant NT standards, codes and specifications.
Projects that pursue investment in disaster risk initiatives to minimise the cost of disasters when they occur (i.e. Build Back Better) and promote resilience:
- pursue collaborative commercial financing options for disaster risk reduction initiatives
- develop disaster risk reduction investment tools to provide practical guidance on investment mechanisms in the NT
- leverage existing and future NT and Australian government programs to fund priority risk reduction measures
- identify additional current and future potential funding streams
- improve the accessibility, variety and uptake of insurance in the NT
- empower Territory communities, individuals and small businesses to make informed and sustainable investments.
Governance, ownership and responsibility
Projects that support or improve emergency management governance and culture to reduce disaster risk:
- support and enable Territory-led and owned disaster risk reduction efforts
- incentives for improved transparency of disaster risk ownership through personal and business transactions
- consistent reporting on disaster risk reduction efforts and outcomes in the NT
- create clear governance pathways for pursuing disaster risk reduction projects.
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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