Community Resilience Innovation Program 2015-17

Total $1,552,944

Gateway Family Services

Step by Step 4 Quadrant Model for Disaster Recovery & Resilience (Statewide): $231,076 to develop a training package for workers in family and community services to support psycho-social recovery and renewal from local disaster events, and equip services to embed disaster recovery into their services' action plans.

Wollondilly Shire Council

Activate Wollondilly (Wollondilly): $64,300 to enable Council and key stakeholders to review responses to the June 2016 Picton storm and develop a community strategy and toolkit.

NSW State Emergency Service

Community Severe Weather Response Plans (Port Stephens, Oxley, Myall Lakes): $92,485 in partnership with Local Land Services to collaborate with the community to develop severe weather response plans for lower Macleay, Manning Point, Raymond Terrace, Hinton and Wallalong.

Hunter Councils Inc.

Six Steps to Resilience for Community Organisations Across the Hunter Region (Cessnock, Charlestown, Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Myall Lakes, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Swansea, Terrigal, The Entrance, Upper Hunter, Wallsend, Wyong): $202,336 to provide direct support to community service organisations across 11 LGAs to develop business continuity plans for disaster events.

Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development

Disaster Management and Readiness in Social Housing Communities (Sydney, Newtown, Maroubra, Heffron, Balmain): $101,954 to develop Disaster Preparedness and Management Plans for high-rise public and social housing complexes across the City of Sydney and Inner West.

University of Wollongong

'Resilient Together': Engaging the Knowledge and Capacities of Refugees for a Disaster Resilient Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Keira): $40,893 to develop a participatory research methodology to engage, facilitate and map the culturally diverse narratives, beliefs, knowledge, experiences and capacities for disaster resilience among refugee communities in the Illawarra.

Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney

Emergency preparedness planning for people with disability and those with chronic health conditions and their support networks (Blue Mountains, Penrith, Myall Lakes, Upper Hunter, Port Macquarie, Port Stephens): $189,346 to deliver an open access on-line disability-inclusive emergency preparedness tool for Disability Support Planners and Community Health personnel to assist people with disabilities to develop personalised emergency preparedness plans.

Bourke and District Childrens' Services

Disaster Preparedness for Childrens' Services in Rural Remote NSW (Barwon): $17,854 to build the disaster preparedness of Bourke Childrens' Services.

Australian Red Cross

Harnessing the power of gender and language in emergency services (Wagga Wagga): $153,000 to build disaster preparedness and resilience of refugee communities through a suite of engagement activities including women's groups, and training for the community.

NSW State Emergency Service

Get Ready Narrabri (Barwon): $150,000 in partnership with Narrabri Shire Council to minimise the risk and harm to the Narrabri community in relation to floods and other hazards.

City of Sydney

Resilient Sydney-Insights into Community Urban Resilience Experiences (Sydney, Pittwater, Penrith, Wakehurst, Wollondilly, Parramatta, Blue Mountains): $100,000 to deliver a citizen engagement process involving focus groups and a participatory mapping exercise, which will examine perceptions and experiences of severe weather shocks and stressors.

Dungog Information & Neighbourhood Service Inc.

Dungog Community Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Strategy (Upper Hunter): $119,700 to develop a community-led disaster preparedness and resilience strategy.

Ku-ring-gai Council

Fixing the Missing Link: promoting resilience and shared responsibility through digitally networked communities (Ku-ring-gai): $90,000 to develop and integrated digital platform to connect stakeholders in local emergency management with the community.