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Alpine Shire Council Community Resilience Committee

Alpine Shire Council Community Resilience Committee

Born out of the 2006 Alpine bushfires, the Alpine Shire Council’s Community Resilience Committee is working to empower local residents to look to the future with hope and preparedness.

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Be Ready Warrandyte – Living with Bushfire Risk

Be Ready Warrandyte – Living with Bushfire Risk

‘Be Ready Warrandyte’ aimed for every household in Greater Warrandyte to have an effective bushfire plan. The 2012-2015 project successfully increased preparedness through a range of resources and activities.

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Cardinia Hills Youth Fire Readiness Program

Cardinia Hills Youth Fire Readiness Program

The CHYFRP built the skills, values and capacity of young people to be part of a fire safety culture. The unique project revealed a desire among 11-18-year-olds to influence their peers to create resilient behaviours.

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Centre of Resilience

Centre of Resilience

The Centre of Resilience is a community development model committed to resilience-building ideas and community development initiatives through a ‘community continuity strategy.’

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Community-Based Bushfire Management

Community-Based Bushfire Management

Community Based Bushfire Management (CBBM) embraces a community-centred model of engagement that aims to empower community and seeks their leadership in shared-decision making processes regarding local bushfire risk.

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CONNECT Warrnambool

CONNECT Warrnambool

An Australian-first, CONNECT is an integrated online hub that provides a way to meet, communicate and connect in good times and when challenges arise. It is a meeting place without walls or doors.

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Crime Stoppers Bushfire Arson Campaign – Reckless Fires Cost Lives

Crime Stoppers Bushfire Arson Campaign – Reckless Fires Cost Lives

The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission recommended a Crime Stoppers Victoria-led ‘Bushfire Arson and Reckless Fire Awareness’ campaign. Subsequently, CSV has produced annual campaigns encouraging Victorians to report arson and raise awareness about reckless fire-starting behaviours.

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Dig-In Community Café

Dig-In Community Café

Held monthly in Emerald, the Dig-In Community Café provides volunteers an opportunity to participate and train in spontaneous community dining, while also promoting shared responsibility by increasing working relationships between local organisations and businesses.

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Emerald Emergency Planning Group

Emerald Emergency Planning Group

Operating since the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, the EEPG comprises first responders, local agencies and key community leaders who collaborate to plan and coordinate a whole of community response following major disasters or emergencies.

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Emerald Emergency Support Team

Emerald Emergency Support Team

The Emergency Support Team features trained and identified community volunteers who provide leadership and support for people living in the Emerald area within the first 24-72 hours after a major emergency.

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Emergency Services Journey

Emergency Services Journey

Emergency Services Journey at Maryborough Education Centre educates students about Emergency Services in the Year 9, in which they learn about research, collaboration, emergency service organisations, how they support communities, and how volunteerism helps build stronger communities.

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Enhancing Networks for Resilience

Enhancing Networks for Resilience

Enhancing Networks for Resilience (EN4) is a comprehensive study of the Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership (SGGPCP) using social network analysis to investigate how these networks contribute to disaster resilience.

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Fire Ready Carers Kit

Fire Ready Carers Kit

Home and Community Care providers are often required to work and travel in high bushfire risk areas to visit clients and patients. The Fire Ready Kit supports these providers in helping their clients with fire preparedness and planning.

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Fire Recovery Project – Upper Goulburn Landcare Network

Fire Recovery Project – Upper Goulburn Landcare Network

The UGLN represents a collective of 14 Landcare and land management groups in the Murrindindi Shire. Since Black Saturday, the UGLN has worked with landholders and local communities to rebuild and rehabilitate the natural environment and assist the community in its recovery.

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Fire Safety Video for Public Housing Tenants

Fire Safety Video for Public Housing Tenants

The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) developed a video for fire safety awareness in collaboration with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) to raise awareness about fire safety in 44 Director-owned high-rise towers.

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Gather My Crew

Gather My Crew

Gather my Crew (GMC) enables people in crisis to find the help they need when they need it. The free online GMC tool connects people to their community of friends, family and neighbours so they can ask for and receive practical help.

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Gembrook Emergency and Resilience

Gembrook Emergency and Resilience

The GEaR initiative is an informal group of local community group representatives and residents, working to build community resilience and emergency preparedness in the Gembrook district.

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Gender and Disaster Pod

Gender and Disaster Pod

The GAD Pod was formally established in 2015 to promote understanding of the role played by gender in survivor responses to disaster, and to embed these insights into emergency management practice.

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Healthy and Resilient Together

Healthy and Resilient Together

The Healthy And Resilient Together (HART) project is a community-wide approach to building resilience in the towns of Beechworth, Wooragee and surrounding areas. It brings together primary schools and early childhood services to address a need to enhance and build resilience in children.

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In case of an emergency, what is your plan?

In case of an emergency, what is your plan?

‘In case of an emergency, what is your plan?’ is the result of the City of Greater Bendigo joining Victoria Police, Victoria SES, Country Fire Authority, Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Red Cross to work collaboratively with the community to increase resilience.

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Jewish Emergency Management Provider Inc.

Jewish Emergency Management Provider Inc.

Founded in 2001, the Jewish Emergency Management Provider (JEMP) offers disaster response and recovery services to the Victorian Jewish community affected by major emergencies while also aiming to strengthening that community’s resilience.

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Keep Cool in Yarra – heatwave safety campaign

Keep Cool in Yarra – heatwave safety campaign

Yarra City Council developed and led a campaign to support its Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities living in social and public housing, to build their resilience and reduce their vulnerability to the undesirable consequences of heatwave.

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Leading From Within – Building Resilient Communities

Leading From Within – Building Resilient Communities

‘Leading From Within’ was owned and delivered by the community, for the community. Conducted in Dunolly, Bealiba, Daisy Hill, Carisbrook and Talbot, the project enabled community leaders to take control and support shared responsibility in planning for disasters (all hazards).

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Macclesfield Disaster Recovery Group

Macclesfield Disaster Recovery Group

Macclesfield Disaster Recovery Group (MDRG) is a Relief/Recovery focused community-based emergency management group. MDRG is an integral part of local emergency preparedness and relief/recovery capability.

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Managers of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteers Pilot Program – G21 Region

Managers of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteers Pilot Program – G21 Region

Based in the G21 Region covering the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliff, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire and Surf Coast Shire, the pilot program has increased the capability to provide relief to volunteer managers in emergencies without compromising recovery efforts within communities.

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Mansfield Community Resilience Leadership Program

Mansfield Community Resilience Leadership Program

The Mansfield Community Resilience Leadership Program aimed to build the skills and awareness of behind-the-scenes community leaders to enable them to support a community in crisis and assist them to recover quickly.

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Morwell Neighbourhood House: ‘They go into bat for me’

Morwell Neighbourhood House: ‘They go into bat for me’

Following the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire that burnt for 45 days, the Morwell Neighbourhood House initiated recovery activities to assist the community to make sense of the event, have its voice heard and rebuild pride in where they live.

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Neighbour Day Celebration

Neighbour Day Celebration

This community-based event aims to connect neighbours and provide the opportunity to get to know neighbours in a family-fun environment. The intention being to gain multiple positive impacts, such as a safer neighbourhood, particularly for children and preparedness for unexpected emergencies.

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People in the community who can help us – virtual excursions

People in the community who can help us – virtual excursions

The project delivered disaster resilience education to school children via virtual excursions. The aim was to evaluate the benefits of inter-agency collaboration and improve access to education for regional and rural communities.

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Ready2Go Disaster Resilience Program

Ready2Go Disaster Resilience Program

A community-led resilience program that supports vulnerable people living independently and matches residents with volunteer community members who provide information, support and early relocation, away from high-risk areas to safer environments.

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Rivers and Ranges Community Leadership Program

Rivers and Ranges Community Leadership Program

Rivers and Ranges Community Leadership Program aims to develop leadership to build resilient, connected and thriving communities across the municipalities of Mitchell, Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Yarra Ranges and City of Whittlesea.

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Rural Fire Tales

Rural Fire Tales

The Rural Fire Tales project captured and amplified the positives that help bind communities together in times of disaster. The successful recovery activity resulted in a candid, educative documentary film showcasing grassroots community resilience in action.

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Rural People: Resilient Futures

Rural People: Resilient Futures

The Rural People: Resilient Futures project investigated vulnerability in a rural shire and worked to increase capacity of health and community service agencies to enhance resilience.

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Scotsburn Fire Game- Be Prepared

Scotsburn Fire Game- Be Prepared

A Bushfire provided the impetus for this project, a bushfire that left a community disenfranchised by trauma and loss. The goal, to build resilience and a sense of control in the face of unexpected events.

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Supporting Communities in the 3799 Postcode

Supporting Communities in the 3799 Postcode

This project supports communities in the 3799 postcode area (Yarra Ranges Municipality; Millgrove, Warburton, East Warburton, Reefton, McMahons Creek, Big Pats Creek) to develop community-led emergency management plans that reflect local needs and priorities.

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Survive and Thrive Program – Anglesea Fire Education Partnership

Survive and Thrive Program – Anglesea Fire Education Partnership

A partnership between Anglesea Primary School and the local fire brigade, the program teaches students bushfire knowledge, community resilience and includes many informal relationships between local and state emergency management professionals.

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Warramunda Village Builds Resilience Leadership

Warramunda Village Builds Resilience Leadership

This three-year workplace improvement project introduced a series of initiatives and activities to realign our team to our mission, vision and values. It improved resilience and emotional agility among staff, and quality of care for residents.

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Whittlesea Township and Surrounds Community Emergency Plan

Whittlesea Township and Surrounds Community Emergency Plan

This project builds upon the success of existing work of the Whittlesea Community Resilience Committee to develop a Community Emergency Plan as a locally owned and recognised approach for future emergencies.

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