Learn how we plan to strengthen our community’s ability to prepare for, withstand and adapt following major disruptions.
Our approach – 5 directions
1. An equitable, inclusive and connected community – how we address homelessness, perceptions of safety, lack of affordable housing, access to food, digital inclusion, social cohesion, loneliness and isolation.
- Advocate for safe, healthy, appropriate, climate-proofed crisis, social, affordable and rental housing.
- Monitor community wellbeing and equality to inform decision making about resilience initiatives.
- Improve food security and equitable access to food.
- Increase social connectedness within and between communities to strengthen their capacity to recover.
2. A climate resilient city – how we adapt to a changing climate, including heat, drought, storms, flooding and rising sea levels, and create solutions for those who are most impacted.
- Support our community to cope with increased heat and drought.
- Update flood and sea level rise planning to prepare the city for predicted climate impacts.
- Improve the City of Sydney’s ability to understand and manage climate risks and equity implications.
3. Places, buildings, and infrastructure for resilience – how we manage our infrastructure and buildings to withstand shocks and stresses and improve community resilience.
- Embed resilience principles in asset management.
- Collaborate with government and councils for accessible waste and recycling facilities with reserve capacity.
4. A prosperous local economy – how we build the wealth of our communities through diversity, inclusiveness and revitalisation of our city
- Analyse and communicate changes in the economy to help businesses and communities to adapt to changing conditions.
- Promote economic diversity and inclusion to strengthen the innovation economy and the skills needed for a resilient future.
5. A prepared community – how we’re working with communities and government to prepare organisations, services and people to respond to and recover from shock events.
- Develop disaster preparedness and climate adaptation initiatives with priority communities who require additional support.
- Enhance community facilities to assist priority communities who require additional support during shock events.
- Support businesses to become more resilient and to contribute to community resilience.
- Strengthen the City of Sydney’s emergency communications channels, ensuring they’re accessible to diverse communities.