Willoughby City Council has released a plan to help minimise the impacts of acute shocks and chronic stresses on the residential community and environment.
The Resilient Willoughby Strategy and Action Plan outlines actions designed to help minimise impacts from events such as chronic smoke pollution, storm events, heatwaves, drought, and pandemics.
Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney says it is an ‘important step’ to address current resilience challenges.
“Taking action to manage the impact of shocks and stresses and to build resilience across the Willoughby community will pay dividends now and into the future,” Mayor Giles-Gidney said.
The plan outlines steps Council will take, including programs to promote resilience; emergency planning for multicultural communities; and the Red Cross Get Prepared app.
It also promotes activities that bring the community together and support resilience against shocks and stresses.
The plan will be reviewed annually to take into account progress made and any changes in community concerns and needs. Its adoption follows extensive public consultation in June and July.