The community is already paying the costs of a changing climate in continuously rebuilding lives, livelihoods, public services and damaged infrastructure after each extreme climatic event.  If governments do nothing, the communities infrastructure will fail more often, causing harm and cost to people and businesses. Underinvesting in infrastructure resilience leads to higher economic, social and environmental costs over time.  A recent report “Weathering the Storm – adapting Victorians infrastructure to climate change”  – released by the Infrastructure Victoria February 2023 provides recommendations including the use of asset management systems to improve resilience with actions to:

• Release climate change guidance on assessing climate vulnerability and risk, designing for resilience, and adopting preventative maintenance.

• Support agencies to develop the processes, tools and expertise to embed climate considerations in asset management practice.

Take a closer look at this  report here Weathering the storm (