Many households in regional Victoria have experienced property damage and health impacts caused by climate-related extreme weather events such as floods, storms and bushfires.
Retrofitting for Resilence was a research project undertaken by the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance (CVGA) that aimed to identify practical options for residents exposed to impacts of climate change.
Their findings, published in the report, detail how supporting ‘upgrading’ or retrofitting homes, gardens, and surrounding landscapes for climate resilience, can reduce the impacts of disaster recovery.
Upgrading existing homes to adapt to climate change can enhance health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce costs associated with property damage and higher insurance premiums.
For more information or to read the report visit the CVGA site