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There is a lot of activity currently happening within the Recovery into Resilience Project (RRP).
The level of community involvement with the Project has been really encouraging and positive, notwithstanding the disruption of face-to-face meetings and engagements due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Community-led Resilience Planning
The survey to help inform the development of a community-led adaptation and resilience strategy for the Shoalhaven received 390 responses. Our partners at Griffith University have analysed the results and will be presenting the findings to the community soon via online webinars. This research provides an excellent foundation of data for the working group to consider in the workshops - which we hope will be able to commence soon.
We have also received 38 survey responses from young people which is encouraging. The youth version of the survey will remain open until NSW schools reopen, to allow for further engagement of young people in the development of the strategy.
Community Readiness activities have also continued apace. Online workshops are currently being held with Management Committees and Community Consultative Bodies (CCBs) of the facilities being upgraded with the RRP infrastructure. Activities to engage each local community will be announced soon, pending the easing of COVID restrictions.
Additionally, the Tourism Operators’ Guide is almost ready for proof printing and testing.
Local Information Hubs
The Callala Bay pilot site for the communications and power upgrade is now complete. The solar/battery energy solution for essential hall services is commissioned and operating well.
At this site, thanks to direct community representative involvement, advice and preferences, the double-sided information screen solution was installed, and is currently being tested with indicative test pages. The satellite connection is live and running, and the Callala Bay Community Hall information screen is displaying a test page for the coming days while testing of the installation continues in readiness for further installations. The Voice over IP satellite phone connection is in and provides all connections available over conventional internet This is an exciting milestone for the project!
Supporting Local Businesses and Trades
Tenders have been evaluated and we are pleased to announce that successful local companies have been selected and contracted for the power and energy installations, as well as the information screen cabinets.
This fulfills the Project’s aim to make use of commercially available technology fitted and installed by local providers.
Site Visits Conducted
Community support and engagement at all facilities and sites visited has been very welcome and most helpful.
Site visits and surveys have been conducted across the City, including the facilities and halls at:
- Kangaroo Valley
- Berry Showground
- Shoalhaven Heads
- Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre
- Nowra Showground
- Greenwell Point
- Culburra Beach
- Callala Bay
- Callala Beach
- Erowal Bay
- Sussex Inlet
- Lake Conjola
- Burrill Lake
- Kioloa/Bawley Point.
Unsurprisingly, no two sites are the same and one size does not fit all - which is why local knowledge and community preference is so important in determining what is fitted and where to best suit each site.
Fitted Information Screen - Callala Bay Community Centre Pilot Site
Live Screen with Satellite connection up and running displaying real-time NSW Government COVID information as a test, 8 October 2021
Internal live screen - Callala Bay Community Centre Pilot Site
Communications Rack, Satellite Modem, and VOIP Phone- Callala Bay Community Centre Pilot Site
Battery Room and Power Board (including new external generator connection point for essential hall services) - Callala Bay Community Centre Pilot Site
Satellite Comms link screenshot 14 September - Callala Bay Community Centre Pilot Site
Satellite Receiver Dish - Callala Bay Community Centre Pilot Site
Solar panel installation - Callala Bay Community Centre Pilot Site
RRP Team working closely with the community