Council launches new Get Ready Wollondilly - Climate Wise Communities Website
Posted on: 03.06.2019
Wollondilly Shire Council has partnered with Ku-ring-gai Council to launch the Get Ready Wollondilly website, as part of the award-winning Climate Wise Communities initiative.
Climate Wise Communities was developed by Ku-ring-gai Council in consultation with emergency management agencies and government. It has been localised with Wollondilly content to support residents to prepare for natural disasters including bushfire, flood, storm and heatwave.
Mayor Cr Matthew Deeth said, “Everyone has a responsibility to prepare for extreme weather events – households, communities, emergency management agencies and government all need to be working together.”
“Wollondilly’s natural bushland provides vital habitat for native flora and fauna, and is a source of much enjoyment for our community. Along with the serenity and amenity of the bushland comes the risk of bushfire though extreme weather events such as fire, flood, storm and heatwave are potential threats across our entire region.”
“With this online resource and the Ready Check we hope to actively engage individuals and communities in strengthening their homes and neighbourhoods,” he said.
The key objectives of the website are to:
- Raise awareness of local risk factors
- Promote shared responsibility for extreme weather events
- Build communication/social networks that enable communities to prepare, respond and recover from extreme weather events.
The website has links to emergency Combat Agencies including: NSW Police, NSW Ambulance, NSW Fire and Rescue, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Rescue Association and Wollondilly Shire Council.
For more information visit: https://getreadywollondilly.com.au/ or call Council’s Community Projects Team on 46779611