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What does resilience mean to you?

Adapting to a Changing World   
   
Communities and councils impacted by fires and other disasters across southern NSW know we need to do things differently. Surveys across the region* show climate change and adaptation are high priorities for communities. We are seeing these changes as long term stressors, such as drought, and as shocks, such as floods and bushfires. This region is experiencing increasingly severe droughts, storms, heatwaves, bushfires, floods, pest/weed/disease outbreaks, sea level rise and coastal erosion.

We need to learn from you. What do you most value? What are your capacities and capabilities to protect the things you most value? How do you make decisions about protecting what is important?   

The results from this survey will inform the development of the Resilience Blueprint. Your participation will give us a better picture of where you want to go on your resilience journey and what options and supports are needed to get you there. At the end of the survey are some questions about you so we can ensure that all voices from your community are heard. The survey results are anonymous.  

For more information on the Resilience Blueprint see your local council website or visit the Resilience Blueprint online.

 *2021 Towards 2042 Community Strategic Plan Survey
Section 1: Resilience questions

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* 2. Resilience is being talked about a lot. What does resilience to natural hazards and a changing climate mean to you?

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* 3. Given the potential impacts of a changing climate, drought and or natural disasters, rank what is important to protect where you live:

  Not sure Least important Important Very important Most important
Natural environment and wildlife
Local people and spirit    
Sense of community
Accessibility & transport
Community groups and volunteers
History, culture and heritage
Our country, towns and places
My home/property   
Governance & leadership
 Parks/ green space and adventure facilities   
Assets and infrastructure   
Local business & economy 
Young people   
Diversity
Care + safety   
Education/ childcare

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* 4. Rate the main challenges for you and your family in reducing the impact of drought and disasters on your household:

  Not sure Least challenging Challenging Very challenging Most challenging
Money and finances
Time to prepare and plan
My mobility or physical capability
I am a carer
There is so much to do I am overwhelmed
Transport is hard for me
It’s not my place, I can’t make changes to the property
I’m confused about what to do    
I’m not sure where to find the information
I don’t feel I know enough
I’m not sure of the things I need to be considering or thinking about  
My mental health

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* 5. Rate the main challenges for your community in reducing the impact of drought and disasters:

  Not sure Least challenging Challenging Very challenging Most challenging
Jobs + employment
Sustaining a healthy environment 
Governance + leadership   
Retaining + supporting young people
Financial sustainability
Changing demographics + size
Building and diversifying 
Recovery from natural disasters
Recovery from natural disasters
Recovery from COVID-19
Amalgamations + boundary alignment
Attracting / retaining new residents
Mental health and wellbeing

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* 6. What would most help you and your family feel better prepared and less concerned about climate change, drought and/or future natural disasters? 

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* 7. What would most help your community be better prepared and more confident about climate change, drought and/or future natural disasters? 

Section 2: Tell us about yourself
All responses are confidential

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* 8. Are you filling this out as a community member or representing a group?

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* 9. I identify my gender as: 

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* 10. Please indicate your age group:

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* 11. With my family, or the people I live with, I speak

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* 12. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Status. Are you:    
O Aboriginal   
O Torres Strait Islander   
O Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander    
O None of the above    

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* 13. Are you living with a disability, medical condition or mental health challenges? Select all that apply

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* 14. Are you a carer for someone living with a disability, medical condition, mental health challenges or someone who is frail or aged? 

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* 15. Which of the following categories best describes your employment status?

We really appreciate you taking the time to respond to this survey. Your responses will inform the development and implementation of the Resilient Blueprint for where you live.    

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* 16. If you would like to stay in touch with us on this project, please leave your name and contact details and we will add you to our database.    

If you would like to continue this conversation or discuss your survey response, please contact blueprint@crjo.nsw.gov.au   
  
If you or anyone you know needs help the following services can assist:   
Lifeline on 13 11 14   
Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636   
Headspace on 1800 650 890
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