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Community resilience enhanced at Bauple and Poona

14 May, 2018

New Poona and Bauple generators.

Council is ensuring communities can recover quickly following natural disasters.

“Our Disaster Management team recently installed 15Kva generators at Poona and Bauple,” Disaster Management Portfolio Councillor Rolf Light said.

“The generators will help the local Community Co-ordination Committees in an emergency.

“The committees were started in response to a series of wet years and floods which hit the region and comprise of community volunteers.

“The committees play a vital role in our communities and Council supports them with equipment and training to ensure their communities are resilient so they can recover quickly after a natural disaster.

“The generators will provide power to halls used by the committees during natural disaster operations.

“Some of our smaller communities can be isolated for extended periods during heavy rain and floods, so the generators will ensure the committees and community halls will still be an effective rallying point during an emergency.”