We were very excited to hear recently that the Hunter JO has been successful in receiving $600,000 for two projects under the joint Australian and New South Wales Government Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Funding Program. The projects include:
- Transforming Resilience with the Integrated Planning & Reporting Framework ($300,000)
This project will provide an innovative approach to support our Councils to embed resilience principles and projects into their IP&R which in turn will provide Council the ability to allocate recurrent funds and commit to long term resourcing (financial and staff) for resilience projects.
- Simtables for Community Empowerment ($300,000)
Simtables provide a “State of the Art” tool that can be used to engage communities in localised place- based emergency information sessions. This project will purchase a Simtable for the collective use of member Councils and to provide direct support to Councils in undertaking the extensive community engagement associated with their use.
For more information on these two projects, please contact Mel Curtis, Regional Program Manager (Environment): firstname.lastname@example.org, 0428 981 012