Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Mid North Coast Joint Organisation aims to help the community prepare and be able to mitigate risks in times of disaster through facilitating connections across all councils in our region. Our Regional Capability Officer, Chapman and a Project Officer, Skye Frost are key to engaging with community and councils to implement this program. 

The Disaster Risk Reduction Projects are about creating early action and embedding place-based solutions, including:

  • Local and regional needs analyses and opportunities report - A needs analysis and risk assessment is being undertaken to identify key areas in for each member council. The report with identify gaps and opportunities to inform a Climate Change Risk Assessment.

  • Community workshops and training -  The Simtable will be used at community workshops to simulate multiple types of disasters. This will identify opportunities to pilot risk reduction systems, innovations and tools that can be used across the region.

  • Transport Vulnerability Assessment – The MNCJO is working closely with Transport for NSW looking at alternative route mapping and identifying choke points on the Mid North Coast. New tools and systems will be developed to mitigate access issues.

  • Disaster Risk Reduction and councils Integrated Planning & Reporting – The MNCJO is working on embedding the action based plan to ensure the Resilience Blueprint is integrated into member councils planning and reporting processes.

Our objectives are to:

  • Effectively identify risk and gaps in need across the region to reduce and mitigate vulnerabilities across the built, social, natural and economic environments.
  • Build the capacity and share resources for evidence-based decision making and enable locally led and owned place-based disaster risk reduction efforts at both a council and regional level
  • Build networks leading to a systems approach to disaster preparedness and enabling greater consistency, efficiency, best practice and lessons learned.

For further information on the MNCJO Disaster Risk Reduction project contact Ray Chapman, Regional Capability Officer on 0457981924 or  Skye Frost, Project Officer on 0429985509


This project is Funded under the joint Australian Government – NSW Government National Partnership on Disaster Risk Reduction.


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