Your say on developing a resilience strategy

Strengthening our ability to prepare for, withstand and adapt following major disruptions.

Related to Resilient Sydney

Project Status: Closed

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What we’re doing

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.

Why are we doing this?

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.

Our approach - 5 directions

The strategy will describe challenges that we face and opportunities for action across 5 areas.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 21 April 2023.

There are a few ways you can provide feedback:

Other ways you can give feedback

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.