STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN RECOGNISED WITH TWO AWARDS

STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN RECOGNISED WITH TWO AWARDS

The Forum, in partnership with the Shoalhaven City Council and Griffith University won

the Local Government NSW Excellence in Environment Award 2017

in the Climate Change Action Category

and

a Highly Commended honour in the

Resilience Australia Award 2017, NSW

Community Category- Building Community Resilience

Congratulations to Elizabeth Dixon, Team Leader of Council Environmental and Planning Assessment, and members of the Sussex Inlet community for their contribution, collaboration and commitment to developing this living plan, its implementation and on being recognised by these awards.

The process led to the creation of a vision for the area’s future and a Strategic Action Plan that addresses climate change risks facing the community. This allowed our community to consider long – term strategic issues and opportunities to build resilience to future impacts from natural hazards and to engage with the various planning processes of local, state and federal governments.

(LTR) D.Tarbert,K.Clarke SCC, State Member Shelly Hancock, J.Lang, G. Drummond, G. Downie, Commissioner Marine Rescue NSW Stacey Tannos, Attorney General NSW Mark Speakman
(LTR) Council Director Phil Costello, Gwen Downie, Gail Drummond, Shoalhaven City Council General Manager Russ Pigg

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 RESILIENT AUSTRALIA NSW AWARD

Community Award Category – Highly Commended Award

Presented to the Sussex Inlet and District Community Forum

for the

Sussex Inlet and District Strategic Action Plan –

Building Community Resilience

The Sussex Inlet and District Community Forum, working with the Shoalhaven City Council and Griffith University, delivered a community-led strategic action plan designed to build resilience to future impacts of natural hazards, including engaging with the planning process of government and non-government agencies. The project was recognised and the Forum presented with an award of High Commendation for creating a transferrable model of community engagement for emergency services in preparedness and planning.

 

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