Community Emergency Workshops

2nd October 2020

Building Safer Communities

Rural communities have more than their fair share of both natural and man-made disasters to cope with, including fires, flood and drought, and one regional council will work with its townships to help build their resilience when things go wrong.

Building safer communities is the theme of a series of community-led emergency resilience workshops which will be held in the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council region starting in October 2020.

Funded through the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Program, Council has been pleased offer the workshops in five regional towns.

The series of four workshops will begin in October with more to follow in November 2020, February and March 2021 and are designed to bring communities together through local connections and networks and create whole community approaches to responding and recovering from emergencies.

The first workshops will be held in Clare, Manoora, Auburn, Riverton, and Stockport and will provide participants with an overview of the process and aims of the program, while also seeking their input and gathering their local knowledge.

Workshops will be held:

CLARE: 21 Oct, 2020, 7-9pm, Barbara J Long Room, Clare Town Hall.

AUBURN: 22 Oct, 2020, 7-9pm, Auburn Institute

MANOORA: 27 Oct, 2020, 7-9pm, Manoora Hall

RIVERTON: 28 Oct, 2020, 7-9pm, Riverton Community Hall

STOCKPORT: 29 Oct, 2020, 7-9pm, Stockport Hall

Emergencies of all kinds impact everyone and have wide-ranging. Varied and complicated impacts which individuals, families and communities must cope with, often for many years.

Community members should consider attending a workshop closest to them – they can make enquiries or book in by calling Council on 8842 6400 or email:

For more detail click Community Led Emergency Resilience Workshops Australian Red Cross