Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management has congratulated the winners of this year’s Resilient Australia Awards.
The awards honour individuals, organisations, councils, and schools that show initiative in helping to create a more disaster resilient nation.
“It was an impressive field with 140 entries across five awards,” Minister Littleproud said.
“It’s great to see how all the entrants helped the community prepare for disasters.
“Strathewen Primary School’s fire history program was impressive, helping students understand bushfires causes, how to reduce their impact and how to stay safe.
“While Sarah Hamilton and Scouts WA took out the National Award for introducing the SES Scout Badge.
“Our National Strategy for Disaster Resilience recognises the community’s need to work together to understand and manage the risks it confronts.
“These awards are part of our commitment to make our communities safer, stronger and better prepared to face natural disasters.
“I thank the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience for running the awards program in partnership with the states and territories.”
The Resilient Australia Awards are sponsored by the Department of Home Affairs in conjunction with the states and territories.
Further information on the Resilient Australia Awards winners and finalists can be found at www.aidr.org.au or by visiting www.homeaffairs.gov.au.