The Blue Mountains Business Community Resilience Project has launched a disaster resilience survey, in partnership with leading international resilience expert Professor Daniel Aldrich, from Northeastern University in Boston, USA, and Katoomba-based Associate Professor Valerie Ingham from Charles Sturt University. 

The Survey is part of the Project and funded by the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF) through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements – focused on building resilience across the local business community.

Blue Mountains based business owners, managers and employees including those self-employed can contribute to the disaster resilience survey, which aims to understand the current structures of business community groups and networks, from a perspective of disaster preparedness, resilience and social capital. It will provide a baseline picture of business community resilience in the Blue Mountains. 

The Project is focused on building resilient business communities across the 26 towns of the Blue Mountains. More than 5,500 businesses across the Blue Mountains have been impacted by the direct and indirect consequences of the Black Summer bushfires that damaged an estimated 80 per cent of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area.

The Survey’s findings will help local business owners to understand how connected they are as a Blue Mountains business community, and whether these connections are having a positive impact on building resilience. 

The results will be shared in the form of a White Paper to be published in 2022. 


Complete and share the survey

If you are a business owner, manager or employee of a business operating within the Blue Mountain Local Government Area, we encourage you to complete the survey and to share it within your local networks. 

The survey closes on Wednesday 22 December 2021.

You can also register your interest to receive updates about the Blue Mountains Business Community Resilience Project

If you’d like to find out more about our work in the Blue Mountains Business Community Resilience Project, please contact [email protected]

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