​Resilience [ri-zil-yuhns​]

The ability of a system or organisation to recover readily from a crisis or disruptive event.

A bit of background

COVID-19 has been challenging for so many reasons. It has impacted (and continues to impact) everyone in many different ways. Council is currently focusing on the immediate recovery and helping the community get back on it's feet and navigate the new 'normal'.

The Resilient Wyndham Strategy looks at Wyndham's long-term resilience and will help to guide and manage the way Wyndham builds back after the COVID-19 pandemic to be better prepared for future events such as climate change, extreme weather, natural disasters, pandemics, cyber-security attacks and economic downturn.

Developing our first Resilience Strategy

Back in 2014, the Rockefeller Foundation pioneered an initiative called 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) to support cities around the world prepare to meet the physical, social and economic challenges. Melbourne was selected from 372 applicant cities around the world to be among the first wave of 32 cities to join the 100RC network. In 2019, 100RC transitioned into the Global Resilient Cities Network, a city led urban resilience program. In order to address Wyndham's individual needs and to address local shocks and stresses, the need for the Resilient Wyndham Strategy was born.

What will the Strategy contain?

The Resilient Wyndham Strategy will provide a four year vision to 2025, with a yearly action plan and targets to help strengthen Wyndham's resilience and ability to better prepare for future shocks and stresses. The Strategy aims to both capture what is already being done as well as identifying where we can do more.

Tell us your thoughts

We encourage you to review the draft Strategy. You can do this by:

  • downloading it from the document library at the top right hand side of the page.
  • requesting a hard copy via post by emailing green.living@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

We want to know what you are excited about or whether anything is missing by completing our short survey (top right) or by dropping into one of our community conversations:

Feedback will remain open until 11:59pm on 26 May 2021.


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