Floods October 2022

The shire was affected by flooding in October 2022. Key support is still available for the community.  For enquiries and support call the Flood Recovery Hotline on 1800 560 760

You can also find post-flood information from the state government Department of Health here

Moorabool Community Resilience Project

The Moorabool Community Resilience Project aims to strengthen the capacity and capability of communities impacted by the October 2022 flood event by supporting them to plan for and lead their own recovery and build resilience.

Working with established community groups, organisations, and the impacted communities of Myrniong, Gordon/Mount Egerton, and Morrisons/Lal Lal/Elaine and their surrounding areas we aim to work with each community to identify projects, initiatives and activities to help build their recovery and resilience for past, present and future emergency events.

The Moorabool Community Resilience Project is made possible through funding by Emergency Recovery Victoria and Moorabool Shire Council.

Background

A major flooding event hit Moorabool Shire during October 2022, significantly impacting the communities of Myrniong, Gordon/Mount Egerton, and Morrisons/Lal Lal/Elaine and their surrounding areas.

Community engagement

The Moorabool Community Resilience Project aims to be led by the community to ensure that the project reflects their experiences and expectations of those impacted by the floods.

There will also be many opportunities throughout the project for the community to provide input, ideas and suggestions as to the projects, initiative and activities that will help build their recovery and resilience. Promotion of these opportunities will occur through community newsletters, posters and social media.

Project timeline

  • October-December 2023: project development
  • March 2024: Initial engagement with the communities and key stakeholders of Myrniong, Gordon/Mount Egerton, and Morrisons/Lal Lal/Elaine and surrounding areas
  • April-June 2024: Conversations and events held with each community to identify potential resilience projects, initiatives, or activities
  • July 2024: Consolidation of input, ideas, and suggestions received from the community
  • August-November 2024: Launch and delivery of community resilience projects, initiatives, and activities

Moorabool Community Resilience Project FAQ's

Why is the project only for certain areas?

The Moorabool Community Resilience Project is part funded by Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) in response to the October 2022 floods.

ERV has allocated funds to the communities most impacted by these floods (Myrniong, Gordon/Mount Egerton, and Morrisons/Lal Lal/Elaine and their surrounding areas to assist with their recovery as well as build their resilience for future emergencies

What does 'resilience' mean?

Resilience refers to the ability to recover from, or adapt to, unplanned change. To build resilience often means to develop plans and skills to be better prepared and ready for change.

Are there any examples of resilience projects from other areas?

There are many different approaches to community resilience projects within Australia and overseas. Most involve the creation of a community emergency management plan or a community resilience plan but some also involve training and events. Sometimes just a fridge magnet or a postcard to encourage the community to better understand their emergency risks and how to plan and prepare for them.

See below links to examples of community resilience projects and activities: 

For any enquiries please contact the Emergency Management team on 5366 7100