DR:FR Get Ready NSW Pilot Communities
Thanks to support from our donor partners, including the NSW Government’s Get Ready NSW initiative, the project started in New South Wales. The first three pilot communities to participate in the program are Ocean Shores, Wee Waa and North Richmond.
FRRR is currently working with these communities to identify what projects need to take place to help them withstand and recover from any future disaster.
Below you can read more about each community, and how they are approaching becoming disaster resilient and future ready.
This program operates a bit differently.
Read more below.
Ocean Shores was severely affected by flooding and inundation from Cyclone Debbie in 2017. The community is working hard to improve its responsiveness to natural disasters, as it continues to recover.
Wee Waa is situated on the Namoi River floodplain near the confluence of the Namoi River and the Wee Waa Lagoon. The levee surrounding Wee Waa is the only defence against flood inundation and the community is seeking ways to build disaster preparedness and resilience.
North Richmond / Kurrajong
The North Richmond and Kurrajong communities are located in a valley that, according to the Insurance Council of Australia, has the highest single flood exposure in NSW, if not Australia. Recent growth in populations has raised concerns that new residents are not disaster ready.