2020 Resilient Awards open

Local Governments are invited to apply for the 2020 Resilient Australia Awards, before entries close on 18 May.

The awards recognise outstanding contributions in six categories: community, business, local government, government, school and photography.

Sunshine Coast Council (QLD) won the 2019 prize for its Sunshine Coast Get Ready Schools Program which taught students about natural disasters and how they should respond.

Entries must relate to projects or initiatives commenced after 1 January 2018 or demonstrate significant results or improvements since 1 January 2018.

“The Resilient Australia Awards highlight achievements that may otherwise be unrecognised, with stories that promote disaster resilience,”

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said.

“Our National Strategy for Disaster Resilience and the complementary National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework, acknowledge that all sectors of society must work closely together with a united focus to reduce and manage disaster risk.”

Entries are open until 18 May 2020. For more information and to apply go to www.aidr.org.au/resilient-australia-awards

The awards are sponsored by the Commonwealth Government, in partnership with the states and territories, and managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.