Developing 'emergency ready communities': A tale of two Victorian councils

Andrew Mason, Eleanor Crofts, Malinda Steenkamp, Imogen Ramsey

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    This paper describes the approach, findings and lessons learned from a collaborative resilience project between Melton City Council and Wyndham City Council in Victoria. The project sought to educate community leaders about disaster resilience through participation in an "Emergency Ready Communities" forum. As part of the forum, members participated in a workshop to assess the resilience capacity of their communities using the Torrens Resilience Institute Community Disaster Resilience Scorecard. This was a valuable exercise in community engagement as well as in resilience. The exercise highlighted key areas for future improvement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-32
    Number of pages6
    JournalAustralian Journal of Emergency Management
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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