Business continuity plans aren’t enough

Businesses in Northern NSW have been greatly impacted by recent disasters – flood, drought and bushfires – with more to come.

No doubt many of these businesses have business continuity plans in place. But while such plans can help ensure that businesses are able to continue trading in the event of a major disaster, we think that businesses need a new approach that facilitates small steps towards collective resilience while also strengthening local business and community connections.

Over 15,000 businesses across the region need support to build their knowledge and understanding of the risks they face, and guidance on how to mitigate current and future disruptions.

So from June 2021, we are assisting over 15,000 businesses in Northern NSW impacted by recent NSW bushfires to build resilience through implementing programs funded by the NSW Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF) grant.

We’re excited to be undertaking this project because we believe that by working together, we can create a stronger, more connected future for everyone in the community.


Building Resilient Business Communities

When disaster strikes, you want to be able to reach out to your local community to help you rebuild.

‘Building Resilient Business Communities’ is an 18-month project aiming to build an everyday business culture of disaster risk reduction, preparedness, recovery and resilience through conversations and interactions.

The project will enable every business to create an individual resilience toolkit (on or offline) based on fortnightly topics, which is relatable and relevant to their situation and region.

The outcome will deliver more resilient businesses, strengthen community connections through business chambers and provide data to enable local and State governments to identify gaps in preparedness, recovery and resilience in business communities across the region.

If you are a business or business chamber located in the Local Government Area of Armidale, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley or Tenterfield please register your interest to be part of the program. 


We do disasters differently

We know that people are the foundation of resilience. The more we build capabilities in people, the more resilient our communities will become.

Our expertise means that we can help communities, businesses and governments to think and do disasters differently.

To find out more about how we can help your community, contact us at

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