Disaster Recovery and Resilience
Connecting NoosaConnecting Noosa is a Council bushfire recovery initiative to support residents to connect with friends, and make new ones by participating in free or low cost community events. Residents can enjoy one of these activities in a COVID safe environment. We all know it’s been a tough year with local bushfires and COVID 19 so come along, connect and try something new. For the full program and to book activities visit Connecting Noosa.
Noosa Council (in partnership with our local Emergency Services) would like to better prepare our vulnerable residents and hear from our local disability (and in-home care) support network and make sure the needs and voices of people with disability are included in disaster risk management.
Over the last 2 years the University of Sydney in partnership with the Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) and the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) have done extensive community engagement with Queenslanders with a disability and developed a fantastic resource to assist in emergency and disaster preparedness. This resource is called Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) toolkit and workbook (attached). It is a conversation guide used by people with disability to tailor emergency preparedness to their individual support needs.
Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) is an approach to emergency preparedness that puts people with disability (and highly vulnerable older people) and their support needs at the centre of emergency planning.
Council is keen to hear from our local disability, aged care and in-home care support network and make sure the needs and voices of people with disability are included in disaster risk management. Utilising the new Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) approach that puts people with disability and their support needs at the centre of emergency planning, Council aims to better prepare our vulnerable residents.
The first stage of the project saw the first P-CEP workshop being held on 14 September at Sunshine Butterflies.
The next phase of this project will see the delivery of up to three future workshops at Council’s libraries and/or community facilities – working through the workbook with those wanting assistance. These workshops will commence in early December.
For more information please email the Community Development Team.
A bushfire-preparedness quiz and profile tool for Noosa residents will be part of a pilot program this bushfire season supported by QLD tech-hub FireTech Connect, Noosa Shire Council and bushfire education start-up FireThrive.
Victorian-based startup FireThrive has developed a quiz and profile tool called ‘How prepared are you for a bushfire?’ to be piloted with FireTech Connect and Noosa Shire Council to help Noosa residents better prepare for this bushfire season.
During a bushfire, it’s not as simple as ‘will you stay or go?’ Many Australians decide to wait and see how the bushfire will play out. However, this can lead to more danger on our roads when emergency services are fighting fires. Roads can become congested and late evacuees may become trapped in their cars, ultimately leading to more lives at risk. This tool helps to support communities to understand their bushfire behaviours, to help take the pressure off our emergency services.
1. Complete a short quiz to get to know your own bushfire behaviour
2. Receive your personalised profile that helps you address your gaps in knowledge
3. Receive personalised, tailored, timely and interactive resources to help you better prepare for a bushfire
4. Improved recall and response that help you be the best bushfire evacuee you can be
Win an Essential Bushfire Kit
Complete the Quiz and go into the draw to Essential Bushfire Kit for you and your family.
Take the quiz today and find out exactly how prepared you are.