Monday, June 17, 2024

Adelaide Hills program scores resilience award

Adelaide Hills Council has won a Resilient Australia National Local Government Award for its ‘Towards Community Led Resilience Program’.

Mayor, Jan-Claire Wisdom said the success of the ‘Towards Community Led Resilience
Program’ is testament to Council’s commitment to addressing the aftermath of the Cudlee
Creek and Cherry Gardens Fires.

“This initiative was meticulously crafted through extensive engagement with our community. We really listened to them so we could ensure the program caters to their specific needs and interests,” she said.

“Winning this award reaffirms that our organisation and community stand at the very forefront of resilience efforts in Australia.

“I congratulate our passionate Community Resilience Team led by Miranda Hampton, on this well-deserved achievement. Their dedication and hard work exemplify the spirit of
resilience that sets our community apart.”

She said the team’s tireless efforts continue to make a significant impact, supporting the community in building resilience and preparing for natural disasters and other adverse events.

“It’s also important to recognise that our South Australian partners including SA Red Cross,
Charleston Community Resilience Group, PIRSA, Kangaroo Island Council’s Resilient Ready
Program and photographer Jayme Moorland were also finalists, with SA Red Cross and
Jayme being highly commended in their category,” said the Mayor.

“Working together with these partners has enable us to create momentum for developing
resilience capacity in our communities. That connection and unity is an important factor in
this program’s success.”

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