Resilience NSW disaster recovery staff and Ku-ring-gai Council staff will unite to assist residents to produce a community resilience plan based on lessons learned from past disasters, as well as utilising smart 3D technology to help predict potential disasters. 

Ku-ring-gai Council staff will present on the Climate Wise Communities program and demonstrate the award-winning Simtable to the Mid North Coast Joint Organisation. 

The Simtable provides 3D simulations of past and potential future bushfires and storms, based on local topography, wind speeds and fuel loads. Both the Simtable and Climate Wise Communities website will be incorporated into the community led planning exercise. 

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said Ku-ring-gai staff would also gain a deeper understanding of the on-the-ground work required when a community is hit by successive extreme weather events.

“Ku-ring-gai has its own storm and bushfire challenges and seeing how other communities deal with the aftermath and recovery will be very helpful for our future disaster planning.”

Climate Wise Communities is an award-winning initiative developed by Ku-ring-gai Council in consultation with emergency management agencies and government. Since 2010 it has grown to include an online platform for building community resilience and a shared information model with other councils.

Ku-ring-gai Council is hosting a Simtable and Climate Wise Communities workshop for managers of childcare centres in the Ku-ring-gai area next week. For more information and bookings email CWC@kmc.nsw.gov.au  

Community groups in Ku-ring-gai area can also request a workshop for their members, family and friends.

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