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TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DISASTER RECOVERY

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Maitland Town Hall

285-287 High Street

Maitland, NSW 2320

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TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DISASTER RECOVERY

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP

The best advise for recovery is not to need it. (Alesch 2008)

Recovery is a complex, multidimensional, nonlinear process and involves more than rebuilding structures and infrastructure; it is about people’s lives and livelihoods. Pre and post disaster recovery planning is essential.

Prevention, preparedness, reduced vulnerability, increased sustainability and improved resilience are initiatives aimed at not needing “recovery,” or at least reducing the extent of damage when disaster occurs. This conference brings together emergency services, local and state government, the community services sector, service agencies, volunteers, business and community organisations to help improve community understanding of the importance of pre planning to recover from a natural disaster.


  • INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF NATURAL DISASTER RECOVERY

Dr Rob Gordon, clinical psychologist, has over 30 years experience in community disaster recovery including the aftermath of the Bali bombings, Christchurch earthquake, Black Saturday, Canberra Firestorm, Tasmanian and Blue Mountains bushfires and other large-scale disasters.


  • LEARN ABOUT RECOVERY AS PART OF A SEAMLESS APPROACH TO COMMUNITY DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Andrew Coghlan, National Emergency Services Manager, Australian Red Cross, will share his international and domestic disaster management and community development experiences and inform on the value of a seamless approach.


  • BETTER UNDERSTAND ROLES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES

Wendy Graham, Office of Emergency Management, Ministry of Justice, will take us through the Emergency Management roles and highlight the range of resources available to aid your day to day operational activities.


  • CONTRIBUTE TO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY IDENTIFYING STRATEGIES TO INCREASE OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY RECOVERY INITIATIVES

Work with others to develop strategies for improved community integration into preparing for recovery from a disaster at the local level.



For further details:

Carolyn Townson

Regional Emergency Services Coordinator

Email: ctownson@redcross.org.au

Phone: 02 4941 3209

Mobile: 0418 242 872


This conference / workshop is proudly sponsored by NRMA


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