Council set to host a Resilience and Recovery Workshop

DISASTER resilience and recovery preparedness is the focus of a comprehensive two-day workshop to be held in Mudgegonga next month.

Residents from across the Alpine Shire are invited to attend the free workshop, which has a whole-of-community focus on Disaster (Bushfire) Resilient Landscapes and Communities and Disaster Recovery Preparedness and Community Leadership.

Council’s Community Building and Engagement Officer Jan Mock said the workshop provided an opportunity for residents to build their skills in dealing with future natural disasters.

“This workshop will help pave the way for the development of “resilient champions”, key residents who will at times help with resilience building projects within their local community,” she said.

“This workshop is part of our preparation for Resilience Week, to be held in November.”

Day One will be led by permaculture educator David Holmgren and his partner Su Denett, focusing on:
• Future scenarios;
• Resilient systems and mainstream assumptions;
• Resilient landscapes; resilient communities; and
• A “reading the landscape tour” assessing vulnerability and resilience.

Day Two will be facilitated by Integralevolution founder Daryl Taylor and his partner Lucy Filor with a focus on:
• Living with risks;
• Rural-remote vulnerabilities, resilience transitions and preparedness;
• Updating household fire plans;
• Dominant recovery models, practices and implications;
• Disaster recovery exercise;
• Recovery year one, year two, year three;
• Disaster community renewal leadership strategy; and
• Community preparedness.

The Disaster Resilience and Recovery Preparedness Workshop will be held at the Mudgegonga Hall on Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 September.

Numbers are limited to 30 for each day. Please register with Ms Mock on 5755 0575 or via email at For more information visit

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