Community resilience plays a vital role in ensuring that communities recover from disasters such as bushfires, storms and floods.
The strength and prosperity of any community, no matter how big or small, are enhanced by the resilience of its individuals and communities.
• The capacity at different levels – individual, family, community or even
an entire country – to anticipate and engage with a crisis without losing identity.
• When the community understands their risks so that they are better
able to prepare, plan and respond to a crisis event and hence recover quicker
• Resilience is when a community is well connected; where neighbours know
and support each other, where volunteerism is high and residents have a
strong sense of wellbeing.
Council is committed to helping communities build resilience through providing information and support, and aiding recovery and preparation.
Council has released a Community Resilience Plan 2012 - 2015, which is available here.
This plan focuses on the importance of building resilient communities and identifies how best to do this.
A case study was recently conducted on Council's Community Resilience Committee and the results can be found here.