Northern Regional Drought Resilience Planning

Contribute to a drought-ready northern region

Get (even more) involved!

We’ve loved hearing from you via our baseline survey and out-and-about at regional events. Your experiences of the impacts of drought and your ideas on resilience have informed the development of goals to shape the next stage of the development of the Regional Drought Resilience Plans.

Next up is a series of community conversations - productive roundtable discussions on the actions required to achieve these goals and pathways that will be included in the regional plans. We need your help to ground truth and expand on what we’ve heard so far.

The regional co-ordinators will be hosting some of these discussions around the region as well as supporting interested individuals or community groups to host them in their own networks. We can come along to your meetings or help co-ordinate special events to facilitate this process.

At the end of this part of the project we will have a valuable community resource that has captured what’s working, identified the gaps and how to address them and can be used to access support and investment into the future.


  • Contact your regional co-ordinator Janice Miller - 0461411210
  • Register to stay informed about community conversation events

Northern Resilience and Adaptive Capacity

Read the full Northern Regional Drought Risk, Resilience and Adaptive Capacity Report.

Read the Executive Summary.

As part of the project, we have published three regional reports. These provide a starting point for understanding drought impacts and risks in our regions. We would appriciate your feedback and suggestions, as we aim to ground-truth these reports over the course of the project. 

Droughts occurred in the Northern region of Tasmania in 2006, 2015 and 2019. These events offer insights on the impacts to agriculture and the natural environment, and the potential resilience of communities to future droughts.

Drought resilience was determined by analysing the potential drought impact (risk) and adaptive capacity of each of the eight LGAs in the Northern region.

This map shows Meander Valley has higher adaptive capacity potential to drought, whereas George Town displays lower adaptive capacity to drought. The potential drought impact (risk) showed Flinders with higher risk rating, while City of Launceston was lower based on the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Community Vulnerability & Resilience to Drought Index (CVRDI).