Resilient Residents will be ready when the next disaster strikes

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A new program about to start will help make Campbelltown residents more resilient during emergencies.

Called Resilient Residents, the aim is to empower the community by providing access to crucial information about local risks and disasters, and the knowledge to navigate potential challenges.

Throughout the program, which will be rolled out through the local libraries from May 20, participants will gain valuable insights from representatives of SES, Fire & Rescue and the Rural Fire Service.

Over the course of three weeks residents will learn about how to access emergency information online, home fire safety visits, bushfire season and its risks and much more.

“With the help of the emergency services involved, this program aims to arm our residents with the knowledge and resources necessary to create a more connected and resilient community,” says Mayor Greiss.

“With the Resilient Residents program we’re hoping to help those in our community who need a little assistance in navigating what’s available, how to access it, and most importantly, how to best utilise it,” Dr Greiss said.

Participants will have the opportunity to download and install applications on their personal devices relating to the course content.

Further details on council’s website here.


And still on resilience, on Wild Koala Day – Sunday, May 5 – residents will get the chance to celebrate one of Australia’s most iconic species and one of Campbelltown’s greatest natural assets by planting koala food trees.

Volunteers will have the task of planting 750 trees, shrubs and grasses at Cook Reserve, Ruse from 10am to 2pm.

“This is an opportunity for people to get involved in a great initiative that directly contributes to preserving our local koalas while learning more about the animals and the importance of our local ecological communities,” Mayor Greiss said.

“Thousands of trees have been planted at community events at Cook Reserve these past few years in order to regenerate and improve endangered vegetation in the area while providing important habitat for koalas along a key urban bush corridor,” Dr Greiss said.

The trees planted are used by koalas traversing the area as a source of nourishment and habitat.

Registrations for the event are now open. Details on council’s website.

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