Have Your Say in the Disaster Resilience Strategy Project

It is time for you to have your say in the Disaster Resilience Strategy for Warrumbungle Shire Council. 

“Community Engagement Meetings will be held from 7 to 9 November 2023 in communities across the Shire,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “Now is the time for the community to have their say to help developing a Disaster Resilience Strategy that will be implemented throughout the Shire.”

A disaster resilience strategy for Warrumbungle Shire Council will review existing infrastructure assets, particularly roads then look at the risks communities face as a result of natural disasters, and consult with the community closely on how to improved and make these assets more resilient to these events.

“Community engagement is an important part of this project. Engagement will be carried out in communities across the Shire to obtain as much local knowledge as possible,” said Cr Doolan. “We want to know that emergency services can use our roads in these events, and that our rural residents can access the services they need.”

So, come along to the following locations on the following days to have your say: 

Tuesday 07 November 2023 
Binnaway – Binnaway Hall 9:00am 
Mendooran – Mendooran Mechanics Institute 12:00pm 

Wednesday 08 November 2023 
Goolhi – Goolhi Town Hall – 8:00am 
Baradine – Baradine Town Hall – 12:00pm 
Coonabarabran – Coonabarabran Council Chambers – 5:00pm 

Thursday 09 November 2023
Coolah – Coolah Council Chambers – 12:00pm 
Dunedoo – Jubliee Hall, Dunedoo – 5:00pm

The outcome of the project will be a Shire wide disaster resilience strategy that will look at the risks our communities face as a result of natural disasters, and how road infrastructure can be improved to make it more resilient to these events. 

The project is funded through the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments. “Council wishes to thank the Australian and NSW Government for funding the project. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in April 2024,” said Cr Doolan.

For more information about the Disaster Resilience Project and community consultation meetings please contact Communications Officer, Claudia Knight on (02) 6849 2000 or email info@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 

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Last Updated: 23 Oct 2023