Working together towards building critical infrastructure resilience

6 July 2019

Over 100 industry and government representatives were present at the 2019 All Sectors Resilience Network Forum on Tuesday.

Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the forum was a chance to discuss interdependencies and increase understanding of cross-sectoral vulnerabilities and opportunities across Victoria’s key critical infrastructure assets.

Attendees included industry and government representatives from Victoria’s  eight critical infrastructure services (banking and finance, communications, energy, food and grocery government, health, transport and water) and government as well as emergency services.  

The event featured an impressive range of guest speakers from various areas of expertise, including former Deputy Premier of Victoria and Chair of Melbourne Water, John Thwaites, who spoke about the impact of climate change and extreme weather on the ability of critical infrastructure to deliver essential services in the year 2030 and beyond.

The forum is an example of the collaborative work that takes place between industry and government to enhance the resilience of Victoria’s critical infrastructure. Victoria remains the only Australian state or territory with a legislated critical infrastructure resilience framework.

The framework is founded on collaboration  between industry and government for the continuous delivery of services that are essential to the social and economic wellbeing of Victorians.