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.

Ask a Question

Have a question or enquiry about the Community-led Resilience Planning project? Post your question below and the project team will get back to you with a response. Alternately, contact the key contact via the Whos Listening function. 

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