CitySmart Flood Resilient Homes


We were engaged by Brisbane City Council’s sustainability agency, CitySmart, to develop an economic appraisal tool for flood damage. The tool, designed for the Flood Resilient Homes Program is being used to inform an incentive scheme to help reduce flood damage and support longer-term impact evaluation.

Modifications considered included raising the height of washing machines, moving power points and replacing cabinetry. We used home characteristics to determine the probability and consequences of flooding to help make sure preventative modifications are undertaken in efficient and effective ways.