Resilient Australia Awards

Extra $220M package to assist Queenslanders bounce back from TC Debbie

The Palaszczuk Government has proposed it and the Turnbull Government jointly fund a $220 million package to provide additional assistance for communities, businesses, industries and the environment following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Debbie and severe flooding.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the proposed package, to be under a Commonwealth and State-funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Category D declaration, would include key local government infrastructure projects, including the South Rockhampton Flood Levee.

“The Flood Levee will require the support and funding of all three levels of government. I know the Rockhampton Regional…


Submit Entries for Resilient Australia Awards: Promoting Community Disaster Resilience across Australia

Nominations are currently open for Resilient Australia Awards 2017 a national program that recognises and promotes initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience across the nation.

By celebrating innovation and exemplary practice, the awards showcase work that is often unseen, motivating others to think about how they can be better prepared and more disaster resilient…


Motorola Solutions Israel developing disaster handling system

Motorola Solutions Israel developing disaster handling system

The smart city system won a €6 million EU tender for rapid and precise management of natural disasters and extreme events.  There are not yet any technologies capable of detecting in advance signs of an approaching natural disaster and providing people with reliable and adequate warning that can save human life. A new system being developed by Motorola Solutions, however, is designed to make coping with such crises and managing them substantially…


SES volunteers recognised on WOW Day

Local volunteers Josh Gavin and Rhys Steffan explained the purpose of Wear Orange Wednesday at the orange-themed morning tea held at Forbes NRMA.

“It is to promote and thank the SES and raise awareness of some of the work we do,” Mr Gavin said.

WOW Day recognises and appreciates the dedicated work of State Emergency Service volunteers across Australia…

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