Disaster managementDisaster recovery
The end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 saw South East Queensland impacted by a number of natural disasters.
As part of a broader well-being package, the Queensland and Australian governments have funded the Community Development and Recovery Package to assist communities affected by the disasters and extending beyond the rebuilding and repairing of physical infrastructure and homes.
The Package recognises that people should be at the centre of recovery and therefore focuses on the long-term restoration of a community’s emotional, social, economic and physical wellbeing.
The Moreton Bay region project
Moreton Bay Regional Council is one of 17 local government areas across the State that have been funded as targeted locations. The PaR project will work with all levels of government, community services and with the community to help identify recovery priorities, develop recovery related projects and to assist communities to become more prepared for future disaster events.
The work of the project
Council is funded until June 2013 for a Community Development Officer - Recovery position.
This position has been created to assist communities to identify their own recovery needs. Additionally, this position has a role in implementing projects, activities and events which contribute to the community's recovery, resilience and future disaster preparedness. The overarching aim of the role is to enable strong, self-reliant communities by building community ownership and supporting community driven initiatives and achievements.
The PaR project will be working closely with other Council and government projects, including the outcomes of the Community Services Sector Review and Disaster Management arrangements and endeavours.
For further information about the Disaster Recovery PaR – Preparedness and Resilience project, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3205 0555.