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Monday, 23 May 2022

The Get Ready Community Award is now open for nominations, recognising community-led projects that help people prepare for and recover from natural disasters.

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said it is more important than ever to highlight disaster recovery and preparedness initiatives.

“The strength and spirit of communities we’ve seen over the past few years, particularly during the devastating floods in recent months, has been remarkable. I’m pleased we can recognise innovative projects that help better protect communities through the Get Ready awards,” Ms Cooke said.

“Nominations can be made for community and volunteer groups, local councils, businesses and other organisations that have a positive impact on disaster-affected communities.”

Commissioner of Resilience NSW Shane Fitzsimmons said the Get Ready Community Award celebrates the strength, innovation and community spirit of NSW.

“The Get Ready Community Award recognises community-led projects that show strong collaboration and help shape resilience to disaster planning, preparedness, response or recovery,” Commissioner Fitzsimmons said.

“Locally-led initiatives are key to healing, rebuilding lives and creating more resilience which is why these awards are a special opportunity to celebrate the people and projects putting their communities in better stead for the future.”

The Get Ready awards, led by Resilience NSW, run in conjunction with the NSW stream of the Resilient Australia Awards, organised by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.

Applications will be accepted until 12 July 2022. Finalists will be announced in August and an awards ceremony will be held in October.

To submit an application: or to find out more, visit:


Ben Sheath | 0403 767 636 


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