The destruction wrought by Cyclone Marcia is likely to further spur the adoption of more resilient construction methods in coastal Queensland during the clean-up period and subsequently.

As the threat of Cyclone Marcia recedes experts and emergency workers are just beginning to catalogue the extent and cost of the damage it’s inflicted on Queensland’s coastal communities. Marcia is one of the most extreme weather events to have ever hit Australian shores. According to experts it is only the sixth…