Successful Disaster Risk Reduction Funding
Published on 29 August 2023
Developing a Regional Blueprint which will reduce and limit the impact of disasters associated with natural hazards, will be the main outcome of funding received by the Mid North Coast Joint Organisation (MNCJO) through the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF).
The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments and is targeted at locally-led initiatives to help keep communities safe in the future.
MNCJO Resilience Blueprint will build capacity, share resource, and develop leading practice in Disaster Risk Reduction across the Mid North Coast region.
A Regional Capability Officer would work across member councils Resilience Blueprint program to complete risk assessment/needs analysis and identify priority areas for improving corporate and community risk preparedness. An action orientated plan will then embed this into council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting.
The MNCJO will be working with a collective of eight Joint Organisations of Council and Regional Organisations of Council to coordinate on strategic initiatives to strengthen long-term interconnected regional approaches to resilience across NSW.
Other projects included in the MNCJOs program include; undertaking an assessment of key choke points/disruptions to transport networks in partnership with Transport for NSW, developing a local government alumni model and building on the award winning Bellingen Shire Council Pandemic Response Group to establish a Disaster Risk Reduction Committee model for duplication across the State.
The objective of these initiatives is to proactively reduce risk and limit the impact of disasters associated with natural hazards, recognising that taking action to address the causes of disaster risk will strengthen resilience and enable communities to withstand, adapt and continue to thrive in a changing environment.
For the latest information visit the Disaster Risk Reduction Project page