Resilient Communities: Leadership

Our goal by 2025: Every Australian community has created and enacted its own fire and flood resilience plan.

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Developing and enacting resilience plans

Communities that lead their own resilience plans are more successful in planning and preparing for extreme weather events and responding to and recovering from disasters if they occur. Pre-disaster planning alongside post-disaster recovery has the potential to play a valuable role in preparation and prevention.

Strong community resilience plans are multi-dimensional and address the social, economic, natural and physical environment. They focus on how communities can safely coexist with fires and floods and take action to mitigate their effects. A strong community resilience plan will help each community to:

  • Better understand fire and flood risk and plan for emergencies;
  • Prioritise the assets that are most important to them;
  • Foster community connection to improve social and mental health outcomes;
  • Understand and manage the local natural environment; and
  • Adapt the built environment in line with the risk of disaster.

Our opportunity

We see an opportunity to partner with government agencies and other organisations to support communities on the ground to build upon and extend existing community resilience-building initiatives. We can provide consistent frameworks that can be localised to each community, to help them build disaster resilience – from prediction and preparation to response and recovery.

Mission projects

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