Community Resilience Innovation Program 2017-18

Total $1,220,142

Euston Regional Landcare Inc

Euston Regional First Aid Training: $4,945 to deliver first aid training for the local community on how to look after themselves after a disaster, how to recognise if others are having troubles, and how to respond and find help.

Hunter Councils Inc

Everyone’s Talking About It… Let’s Get Disaster Ready: $162,200 to develop a coordinated, all hazards approach to frontline engagement with the community on emergency preparedness and response. This will increase community resilience to natural hazards across all participating councils in the region.  

Lismore City Council

Community Recovery and Resilience Action Plan – An Adaptable Community Model: $40,000 to develop model to establish “Community Hubs” during emergencies to support community-led responses to disasters.

Lismore City Council

Get Ready Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley – Know the Risks and Be Prepared: $38,000 to implement a "Get Ready" all-hazards campaign  to help residents, visitors and businesses in vulnerable locations in Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley to be disaster ready.

Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Business Resilience Strategy - Lismore: $28,780 to develop an online portal to provide businesses in the Lismore region with access to more information before, during and post natural disasters.

Little River Landcare

Local Leaders – Building Resilience Capacity in Regional Communities: $35,150 to develop the capacity of key local leaders in central west NSW to provide recovery support post disasters.

Meals on Wheels NSW

Collaborative Toolkit for Emergency Services and Home Support Providers: $151,431 to develop a tool kit for the staff and volunteers of Meals on Wheels and other Commonwealth Home Support Package providers to conduct local training and home assessments, provide emergency preparedness education and build local partnerships with local emergency agencies.

Next Step Inc

Ask Me What I Need: $88,500 to produce a training and information video for emergency and volunteer personnel to support individuals on the autism spectrum when they are in emergency, hazard or disaster situations.

Northern Rivers Community Gateway

Managing Spontaneous Volunteers Project: $182,200 to develop a system to manage, train and support spontaneous volunteers across the Northern Rivers. 

NSW State Emergency Services

The Ohana Project: $165,900 to develop, pilot and evaluate a range of interventions that focus on engaging pet owners in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region to plan and prepare for natural disasters.

Tathra and Region Chamber of Commerce

Tathra-Sapphire Coast Tourism Resilience Project: $101,510 to develop the resilience of the local tourism industry through the development of business networks individual business preparedness plans. 

Tweed Shire Council

Tweed Byron Resilience Coordination Project: $84,755 to develop strategies to manage donated goods and spontaneous volunteers for Byron and Tweed Shires.

Wingecarribee Shire Council

Building Extreme Weather Resilience in Seniors: $69,000 to develop a program that builds resilience in older people to the effects of extreme weather events.

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Women Skilled and Ready: $67,971 to develop and provide training for women to build on the unique needs and roles they can play in bush fire situations.