Resurrection of the local economy is crucial to getting communities back on track after a natural disaster, but this is often overlooked in favour of rebuilding physical infrastructure and getting a town back to ‘normal’ although key economic drivers may have been permanently altered.

From Recovery to Renewal is an RAI research project drawing on the experiences of four regional Australian towns and how their experiences can assist communities struck by natural disasters in the future. This report details the recovery experiences of these towns, including Cardwell, Emerald, Carisbrook and Marysville.

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