Referring Murray River Council's (MRC) Adverse Event Plan (AEP) in 2020 via input from the local community including farm owners, local business owners, representatives from progress associations, crisis support and health services. Subsequently MRC has partnered with Western Murray Land Improvement Group (WMLIG) to deliver upon the purpose and vision of the AEP building on resilience principles that focus on building community capacity.
With a growing risk of climate related impacts, it is vital that our community is well prepared. This project will assist in planning for these risks and help increase our resilience.
The project will build a stronger community by increasing resilience to changing conditions and diversify the community by creating competitive and quality services, improve infrastructure, agriculture production and more employment opportunities, which will translate to greater economic return for our region. This will ultimately increase long-term community health outcomes and safety.
WMLIG will deliver activities aligned to the strategy that:
- A community led recovery
- Plan in the good times to be prepared for the bad times
- Continuous learning and improvement
- Build resilience with adaptive methods
- Diversify the economy and capture value at home
- Build the capacity of the community
- Provide clear, timely and accurate communication