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The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience invites submissions for the 2019 Resilient Australia Awards. - Circular 15.5

To Chief Executive Officer
Community Services Staff
Emergency and Risk Management Staff
Planning - Building Staff
Sustainability Officers
Date 5 April 2019
Contact Katherine Russell
Email: katherine.russell@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required Yes Respond By 17 May 2019
Summary The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) invites submissions for the 2019 Resilient Australia Awards. The awards celebrate and promote initiatives that make communities safer and better prepared for hazards and emergencies. A new category for local government has now been introduced and entries from local councils are strongly encouraged. The AIDR has contacted the LGA and invites submissions by Friday 17 May.

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience invites submissions for the 2019 Resilient Australia Awards. The awards celebrate and promote initiatives that make communities safer and better prepared for hazards and emergencies.

The Resilient Australia Awards have been sharing stories of resilience in Australia for 20 years and this year a new category is introduced for local government. The National Local Government Award is designed to give a greater voice to small communities and local governments which are consistently among finalists for their role in driving innovation and collaboration.

Examples provided by the AIDR include Moreton Bay Regional Council which last year partnered with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Police Service to deliver the My Resilient Community project, which won the National Award.  In 2017, the City of Mandurah received the National Award for the Equi-Evac Centre Network, a project that developed evacuation arrangements to support the equestrian community.

Submissions are open until 17 May in every state and territory for community, government, local government business, school and photography categories.  State and territory winners will be considered for national awards.

For more information, visit: www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards/

The program is proudly sponsored by the Australian Government in partnership with the AIDR and the states and territories.

The AIDR is keen to encourage local government submissions.  If you have any queries, please contact:

Costa Haritos, Communications Officer
AFAC, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, Tel. 03 9418 5251, Email: costa.haritos@aidr.org.au

The LGA is interested in any submissions you make.  Could you please provide a copy to: Katherine Russell, Senior Policy Officer, LGA, Email: katherine.russell@lga.sa.gov.au  

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