Community-led Resilience Planning - a part of the Recovery Into Resilience Project (RRP)

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Do you want to improve your community’s ability to respond to and recover from future disasters? Do you want to build your community’s resilience to future disasters?

As the prevalence of natural disasters rise, the Shoalhaven is calling for community participation in response, recovery and resilience planning.

Disasters like the 2019-20 bushfires can cripple communities, businesses and the environment, and erase hard-fought development gains. To prevent such devastation, whether social or economic, an effective community-led framework must be in place before a disaster strikes.

Community-led Resilience Planning

Shoalhaven City Council is looking to empower a diverse group of community members from our region to create a Community-led Adaptation and Resilience Strategy for Shoalhaven. This work is being undertaken as part of Council's Recovery Into Resilience Project (RRP).

Council has engaged Griffith University to work with residents on this project, which is an important step in strengthening recovery systems in advance of a disaster.

Sussex Inlet provides a great example of a community made more resilient through community-led crisis recovery planning. Sussex Inlet is no stranger to fire and flood, and their planning acknowledged the importance of being prepared before a disaster starts. Armed with hard-learned lessons from previous events, the local community with support from Griffith University and Council, has developed an award winning Resilience Plan. This Plan, alongside other mechanisms, provides a strategic approach to help the Sussex Inlet community, and its significantly higher than average proportion of senior residents, withstand and recover from the impacts of natural hazards.

With the impact of natural disasters increasing in magnitude and severity, the Griffith University project will now be expanded, and the methodology applied across the Shoalhaven.

Get Involved

There will be a number of opportunities for community members to get involved in the Community-led Resilience Planning component of the Shoalhaven Recovery Into Resilience Project (RRP), including participating in:

  • Workshops to contribute to Shoalhaven-wide resilience planning
  • Activities in your local area to help shape community specific sub-plans

Stay Informed

If you would like to be notified when updates are available on this project, please subscribe for project update via the "Stay Informed" function on this page.

Do you want to improve your community’s ability to respond to and recover from future disasters? Do you want to build your community’s resilience to future disasters?

As the prevalence of natural disasters rise, the Shoalhaven is calling for community participation in response, recovery and resilience planning.

Disasters like the 2019-20 bushfires can cripple communities, businesses and the environment, and erase hard-fought development gains. To prevent such devastation, whether social or economic, an effective community-led framework must be in place before a disaster strikes.

Community-led Resilience Planning

Shoalhaven City Council is looking to empower a diverse group of community members from our region to create a Community-led Adaptation and Resilience Strategy for Shoalhaven. This work is being undertaken as part of Council's Recovery Into Resilience Project (RRP).

Council has engaged Griffith University to work with residents on this project, which is an important step in strengthening recovery systems in advance of a disaster.

Sussex Inlet provides a great example of a community made more resilient through community-led crisis recovery planning. Sussex Inlet is no stranger to fire and flood, and their planning acknowledged the importance of being prepared before a disaster starts. Armed with hard-learned lessons from previous events, the local community with support from Griffith University and Council, has developed an award winning Resilience Plan. This Plan, alongside other mechanisms, provides a strategic approach to help the Sussex Inlet community, and its significantly higher than average proportion of senior residents, withstand and recover from the impacts of natural hazards.

With the impact of natural disasters increasing in magnitude and severity, the Griffith University project will now be expanded, and the methodology applied across the Shoalhaven.

Get Involved

There will be a number of opportunities for community members to get involved in the Community-led Resilience Planning component of the Shoalhaven Recovery Into Resilience Project (RRP), including participating in:

  • Workshops to contribute to Shoalhaven-wide resilience planning
  • Activities in your local area to help shape community specific sub-plans

Stay Informed

If you would like to be notified when updates are available on this project, please subscribe for project update via the "Stay Informed" function on this page.

  • Workshop #9 - Implementation

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    Workshop #9 – Implementation, has been scheduled for Friday, 25 November 2022.

    When: Friday, 25 November 2022
    Where: Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre - 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry, Mezzanine meeting space
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Lunch will be provided

    If you have any questions, please email shane.pickering@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

  • Workshop #8 - Adaptive Pathways (Part B)

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    Workshop #8 – Adaptive Pathways (Part B), has been scheduled for Friday, 21 October 2022.

    When: Friday, 21 October 2022
    Where: Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre - 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry, Mezzanine meeting space
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Lunch will be provided

    If you have any questions, please email shane.pickering@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

  • Workshop #7 - Adaptive Pathways (Part A)

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    Workshop #7 – Adaptive Pathways (Part A), has been scheduled for Friday, 9 September 2022.

    When: Friday, 9 September 2022
    Where: Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre - 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry, Mezzanine meeting space
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Lunch will be provided

    If you have any questions, please email shane.pickering@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

  • Workshop #6 - Backcasting

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    Workshop #6 – Backcasting, has been scheduled for Friday, 26 August 2022.

    When: Friday, 26 August 2022
    Where: Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre - 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry, Mezzanine meeting space
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Lunch will be provided

    If you have any questions, please email shane.pickering@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

  • Workshop #5 - Testing Future Options

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    Workshop #5 – Testing Future Options, has been scheduled for Friday, XX July 2022.

    When: Friday, 22 July 2022
    Where: Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre - 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry, Mezzanine meeting space
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Lunch will be provided

    The outcome of Workshop #5 is available in the Future Scenario for the Shoalhaven Region Report.

  • Workshop #4 - Future Options (Part B)

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    Workshop #4 – Future Options (Part B), has been scheduled for Friday, 24 June 2022.

    When: Friday, 24 June 2022
    Where: Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre - 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry, Mezzanine meeting space
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Lunch will be provided

    If you have any questions, please email shane.pickering@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

  • Workshop #3 - Future Options (Part A)

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    Workshop #3 – Future Options (Part A), has been scheduled for Thursday, 9 June 2022.

    When: Thursday, 9 June 2022
    Where: Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre - 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry, Mezzanine meeting space
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Lunch will be provided.

    If you have any questions, please email shane.pickering@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

  • Workshop #2 - Scenario Development

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    Workshop #2 – Scenario Development, has been scheduled for Friday, 29 April 2022.

    When: Friday, 29 April 2022
    Where: Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre - 90 Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry, Mezzanine meeting space
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Lunch will be provided

    If you have any questions, please email shane.pickering@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

  • Webinar - An Appetite for Action

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    The Webinar, held via TEAMS, includes a presentation by Professor Brendan Mackey. Professor Mackey is the Director of the Griffith Climate Action Beacon, Griffith Climate Change Response Program, and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility at Griffith University. He is also the Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II - impacts, vulnerability & adaptation.

    The An Appetite for Action Webinar is available in the Video Library, and Professor Mackey's presentation, in the Document Library, on this web page.

  • Online Workshop #1 - Scope and Vision

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    Together with our partners at Griffith University, we have arrived at an effective solution to deliver the workshops safely under the current COVID-19 conditions by using online methods. While the use of digital conferencing is by no means new or unique, the application of it in the conduct of the workshops in which you’ll be participating is not a usual method to conduct research and strategic planning development.

    First Workshop Held Online via Microsoft Teams

    We will commence the program by holding a two-hour online workshop from 3:00 – 5:00pm on Thursday, 24 February 2022 using Microsoft Teams.

    All Working Group participants should have received an email from Council detailing the plan. For enquiries, please contact the project officer.

    The Online Workshop #1 report can be viewed here.

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