Health and wellbeing

Shape our new resilience strategy: share your ideas and experiences

Together we can prepare our communities better for emergencies and minimise the impact of shocks and stresses.

Resilience strategy garden

We’re asking our communities to share their experiences and tell us what resources, training or information would help to look after yourself, your family and friends in an emergency.

We know our communities face many challenges and we want to understand what’s important to you and plan for how we’ll respond.

Why we are doing this

In 2018, Resilient Sydney collaborated with all 33 greater Sydney councils to create a city-wide resilience strategy. The resilient Sydney strategy provides the framework and guidance for councils to develop a strategy specific to their local area.

The new resilience strategy we are developing describes challenges that communities in the City of Sydney area face and opportunities for action.

It considers how we:

  • address homelessness, perceptions of safety, lack of affordable housing, access to food, digital inclusion, social cohesion, loneliness and isolation
  • manage our infrastructure and buildings to withstand shocks and stresses and improve community resilience
  • adapt to a changing climate including heat, drought, storms, flooding and rising sea levels, and create solutions for those who are most impacted
  • build the wealth of our communities through diversity, inclusiveness and revitalisation of our city
  • work with communities and government to prepare organisations, services and people to respond to and recover from shock events.

How to share your ideas

To provide your feedback we invite you to complete our online survey. You can also come to a drop-in session with our strategy team.

Sessions are being held at:

This consultation is open until 21 April 2023.

Community feedback will be combined with information from a technical review and evidence-based research to create a draft strategy and action plan for public consultation later in 2023.

Published 13 March 2023, updated 20 March 2023