Emergency Planning Manager
Strengthening our ability to prepare for, withstand and adapt following major disruptions.
Resilience is our ability to prepare for, withstand and adapt following major disruptions. Disruptions can be short-term shocks such as storms, heatwaves or electricity outages. They can be ongoing stresses such as lack of green space, rising cost of living or traffic congestion.
We are developing a strategy to strengthen our community resilience across social, economic, environmental, and cultural areas.
We invite you to share your experiences, ideas on how our communities can be more prepared for emergencies and thoughts on what will help our communities cope with the impact of shocks and stresses. Community feedback will be combined with information from a technical review and evidence-based research to create a draft strategy and action plan for exhibition later in 2023.
In 2018, Resilient Sydney collaborated with all 33 greater Sydney councils to deliver and implement a city-wide Resilience strategy. The Resilient Sydney strategy provides the framework and guidance for councils to develop a strategy specific to their local area. We know our communities face many challenges and we want to understand what’s important to you and plan for how we’ll respond to those challenges.
Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 21 April 2023.
There are a few ways you can provide feedback:
Use our interactive map to tell us where you would go in an emergency, where you would go to feel safe in an emergency.
Tell us how prepared you feel for an emergency, how we can help the community cope with the impacts of climate change including drought, heat, storms and flooding, and rising sea level. Tell us how we can support reliable access to fresh healthy food, and how we can improve our communication before, during and following an emergency.
Our strategy team will host drop-in sessions to learn more about community concerns and interests. Come and share your experiences and tell us what resources, training or information would help you to look after yourself, your family and friends in an emergency.
You can also give feedback by email to [email protected] or post to:
Senior Community Engagement Coordinator
Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when providing your contribution.