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5. Evaluate the risk

The purpose of risk evaluation is to make decisions based on the outcomes of risk analysis about which risks are acceptable, which risks need treatment and the treatment priorities.

Your council is unlikely to have sufficient resources to treat all risks in an optimum manner.

Therefore it will always be necessary to evaluate and prioritise:

  • which risks to treat, or mitigate; and
  • the resources (if any) to devote to treating or mitigating each risk.

The highest priority should be given to those risks that council decides are the least acceptable.