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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Resilience workshop to develop neighbourhood action plan

Eurobodalla Council invites the community to attend a workshop to develop new approaches and tools to better prevent, prepare, respond and recover from natural disaster events.

The range and scale of disasters, and changes to our climate, has created new partnerships between government and community, which both have roles and responsibilities in prevention and preparedness.

A workshop on Thursday 10 November is the first opportunity for residents to see and use The South East NSW Resilience Blueprint, developed by the Canberra Joint Region Organisation and its member councils, including Eurobodalla.

The Resilience Blueprint has worked with all levels of government, emergency services, researchers, risk analysts, businesses and communities to improve the way our region plans for and responds to natural disasters.

Community recovery officer Linda Wilton said the blueprint was two years in the making, and the time has come to bring the community in to start developing neighbourhood action plans using information the blueprint has collated.

Ms Wilton said Resilient Neighbourhood Action Plans will build on our local strengths and recognise that resilience is both everyone’s responsibility and an opportunity to be stronger by working together.

“The workshop will teach us how to use the Resilience Blueprint to develop our own neighbourhood action plans,” Ms Wilton said.

“It’s important to learn how we can prevent and prepare today, to be able to better respond and recover to challenges in future.”

The Resilience Blueprint provides risk data, tools and strategies which will be explained at the workshop.

“A digital map will be part the workshop where participants can see the impact of disasters in the area, giving them a unique perspective of how events occur and how you and your neighbours can prepare and respond to them,” Ms Wilton said.

“Together we can develop practical solutions on how to respond to disasters, such as floods and fires and long-term stressors, such as drought.

“As disaster events become more frequent, intense and prolonged, neighbour preparedness is more important than ever.”

The workshop will take place at Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Moruya, on Thursday 10 November 2022.

Afternoon tea will be provided at 4.45pm followed with the workshop starting at 5.00pm. A light meal will be served around 6.45pm.

Ms Wilton said everyone was welcome, but places were limited. Bookings were essential via Eventbrite.

Above: On the road to better prepare for and prevent the impacts of disasters and to recover and rebuild in more resilient ways.


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