Storm Recovery Activities

Council has been delighted to work with the storm affected communities over the past two years to develop and deliver a number of activities to support recovery from the devastating storms. Our sincere thanks go to Emergency Recovery for the significant funding it provided to deliver this program which has now successfully concluded.

Activities and events delivered

Activities and events delivered as part of Council's Storm Recovery program include:

  • Development of a Community Emergency Management Plan for the community of Blackwood and surrounds
  • Development of a Community Emergency Management Plan for the community of Korweinguboora and surrounds
  • Practical First Aid Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Recovery Through the Arts Program
  • Blackwood Community Street Party
  • Habitat Creation project
  • Upgrades to the Korweinguboora Recreation Reserve Hall and the Blackwood Community Hall
  • Healing Country cultural training and activities

We are delighted to report that as a legacy to this program, there are now two new Incorporated Associations in place to roll out actions from the Community Emergency Management Plans. These are the Korweinguboora Emergency Group Inc (KEG Inc) and the Blackwood Emergency Resilience Group Inc (BERG Inc). There is also an ongoing Citizen Science Project for residents to monitor the created nesting sites resulting from the Habitat Creation project.

Recovery through the Arts

The 'Recovery through the Arts' program was a comprehensive community building program which sought to strengthen the Moorabool communities impacted by the June 2021 storms by bringing them together to engage in a creative activity. Council engaged two local artists to lead the program, Cat Moser and Samantha Thompson, who have extensive community practice experience and delivered this program to bring community members together to engage in a creative activity.

The program delivered choir sessions with Cat Moser during March at the Blackwood Community Hall, and linocut print workshops led by Samantha Thompson. 

Read more about the Recovery through the Arts program and watch the Storm Recovery Choir performance in the video by visiting the Recovery through the Arts webpage.

Storm Choir gallery

For any enquiries about the Storm Recovery project contact us to speak with the Chief Emergency Management Officer.