Community focused forum follows the recovery journey

A diverse range of sectors and communities gathered in Queensland to explore the recovery journey and working together to build resilience, at an event sponsored by AIDR.

Building resilience as a whole-of-community was the core theme at the fourth Queensland Community Recovery Forum, where AIDR Executive Director Amanda Leck delivered a keynote presentation.

Local governments, non-government organisations and government agencies gathered to share insights on how to collaborate and explore potential solutions to build resilience.

Amanda Leck’s presentation covered the trends to inform resilience building from a national perspective.

Several local council representatives also shared their experiences of resilience at a grassroots level, as well as speakers from Save the Children, ABC Radio and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Queensland is the most impacted state by natural disasters in Australia, with floods, cyclones and bushfires all permeating parts of the state this year alone. Estimates suggest $18.3 billion will be spent on natural hazards in Queensland by 2050.

The 2019 Community Recovery Forum built on the knowledge and ideas presented in previous years, and the existing solutions to strategically enhance resilience and their application in local communities.

The event was hosted by the Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. AIDR was proud to support this event as a sponsor of the Speaker’s Breakfast.

The event took place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 17 October. For more information, please click here.