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Chittering is excited to announce that it is one of twenty organisations who will be receiving All West Australians Reducing Emergencies (AWARE) Program funding from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

Thirty-six applications were received by OEM for the funding which aims to enhance WA's emergency management arrangements by investing in planning and human capacity building at a local or district level. 

Chittering will be undertaking a Community Empowerment Campaign to raise resilience in the community.  The project comprises three clear parts;

  1. Chatter Check-in – an independent appraisal of how the Shire of Chittering communicates with the community in order to ascertain how they would like to be collaborated with in the future.  It will also touch on how prepared the community feel they currently are, along with a Shire-based review of resilience in the region.
  • Keep your eye open for the survey which is out this week, closing 28 August 2017.
  1. Community Disaster Resilience Scorecard – this tool assists with assessment of the likelihood that a community is one that can respond to and recover from a disaster.  Resilience is a process and completing the Scorecard is the first step in planning for action to strengthen the elements of resilience.  
  • The Working Group will be formed by various Shire staff in order to efficiently gather all required information.
  1. Promotional Campaign – this campaign will be based on the findings of the Check-in and Scorecard, to ensure that the content is engaging and relevant.  The resources utilised in the campaign will be new, fresh and eye-catching in order to stand out from the crowd, in an age where it is said “people could be bombarded by the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data a day”*. 
  • We look forward to engaging with you!

The Shire values your feedback as we aim to build a campaign which will assist all residents to become empowered to be more resilient.

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For further information please contact Karen Dore, Economic Development / Communications Officer on 9576 4600 or via chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au.  This media statement has no regulatory value.

* www.telegraph.co.uk/

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