Shire named finalist at National Resilient Australia Awards

Published on Tuesday, 13 December 2022 at 8:00:00 AM

Shire of Mundaring, in partnership with City of Swan, is proud to be named a finalist at the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience’s National Resilient Australia Awards ceremony on Tuesday 6 December.

The announcement comes after the Shire, in partnership with City of Swan, Department of Communities and Australian Red Cross were named one of four State winners at the National Resilient Australia Awards in October.

The award was presented for 12 Months On – an Exhibition of Community Images, a community-led initiative, which commemorated 12 months since the Wooroloo Bushfire in February.

Shire President James Martin said the Shire was honoured to be named a finalist in the Resilient Australia National Local Government Award category.

“Although we didn’t walk away with top honours, it was great to be recognised for the outstanding efforts of the Wooroloo community and co-contributors City of Swan, DFES and the Department of Communities who supported the project entry ‘Wooroloo Bushfire 2021’ an exhibition of images,” he said.

“It is further testament and honor for our Shire and community, who led this initiative to commemorate 12 months since the Wooroloo bushfire.

“I congratulate those community members, and joint Community Recovery Officers who were involved in getting this exhibition off the ground.”

12 Months On Exhibition

The exhibition was a cooperative approach across multiple agencies including the Shire, Department of Communities, Australian Red Cross and the City of Swan.

The Shire also engaged with an eclectic array of directly impacted and indirectly affected individuals to get the exhibition off the ground.

The exhibition positively engaged individuals in the recovery, rebuilding and renewal process.

Feedback indicated it provided opportunities for reflection and commemoration, created a shared sense of hope and optimism, built new social connections and creative skills.

Community also commented that it had strengthened the connection to place, and showed appreciation for first responders, volunteers and donors.

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