Neighbourhood Centre Disaster Resilience Strategy Project

Neighbourhood Centres are playing a crucial role across the state in responding to natural disasters using community-led initiatives.  The Queensland Families and Communities Association is developing a Queensland-wide Disaster Resilience Strategy with the Neighbourhood Centre sector by researching, analysing and using participatory methods to further develop and enhance this work. The Strategy will draw on the research and issues raised in the published three documents: the Qld Neighbourhood Centres Strategies for Drought, Monsoon and Bushfire Resilience. These strategies are being used to (a) guide actions made by QFCA with Neighbourhood Centres to strengthen organisations and the community resilience across all phases of disasters; and (b) inform broader organisations and agencies of the role Neighbourhood Centres can and do play in the disaster resilience. Details about the three strategies can be found below:         

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Drought

Neighbourhood Centre responses to drought in the South West Area Network and Far West Regions. 

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Monsoon

Neighbourhood Centre responses to monsoonal flooding in Far North Qld and North Qld Regions. 

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Bushfires

Neighbourhood Centre responses to bushfires in the Central Queensland and Sunshine Regions.

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This Strategy development was funded by:

The development of the Monsoon and Bushfire Resilience Strategies, and the first phase implementation of the Monsoon Resilience Strategy were jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

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