The Goobang Community Resilience Network has taken out the community category of the NSW Disaster Resilience Awards at a ceremony at Parliament House in Sydney.
The network received the award for its 'Local Leaders' project which involved working closely with emergency services, creating a service directory, hazard mapping, recovery planning and increasing knowledge and skills in the community.
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Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said disaster resilience was the greatest resource communities had to reduce the impact of disasters and other emergencies.
"The success of Local Leaders rests on the fact that it is led, owned and driven by local community members," he said.
"Our local emergency services agencies do extraordinary work responding to and preparing for disasters, as well protecting life and property.
"But when communities and businesses share the responsibility of building disaster resilience, everyone bounces back faster."