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CBCity has prepared a draft resilience strategy to ensure the City is able to survive, adapt and thrive, no matter what challenges we face today and in the future as our diverse community grows and changes.

Resilient cities are able to prepare, recover and adapt to shocks and stressors. Acute shocks are sudden, sharp events such as heatwaves, floods, bushfires, disease outbreaks and cyber-attacks; stressors are longer-term, chronic trends that make it harder for people to cope during emergencies, such as financial and/or housing pressures, lack of transport options and social isolation.

In 2021, initial community and stakeholder engagement was conducted to help inform the development of the draft strategy. The consultation was hosted during COVID19 lockdown, which meant that many activities were delivered remotely and the challenges associated with the pandemic were “front of mind”. Even considering these conditions, participants identified many strengths linked to the City’s cultural diversity, local networks and community organisations. The full findings can be viewed through the Resilience Strategy Community Engagement Report below. Outcomes of consultation with Council’s internal staff can be viewed in the Resilience Strategy Staff Engagement Report below.

At the 28 February 2023 Ordinary Meeting, Council authorised the exhibition of the draft resilience strategy and, we invite you to review it (and its supporting documents) and, provide feedback.

This project

The Resilient CBCity Strategy aims to ensure that our City can withstand and recover from a range of acute shocks and chronic stresses, so that no one in our community is left behind and, recognises our current responsibility to the future generations of Canterbury Bankstown.

The strategy includes five (5) Directions to strengthen resilience, tailored to the local challenges that our City faces. These directions align with the Resilient Sydney Strategy 2018 which was developed in collaboration with the NSW Government, councils, businesses and the community within the Metropolitan Sydney area. Council is a Resilient Sydney Ambassador and through the development of the Resilient CBCity Strategy, we remain committed to strengthening the resilience of Greater Sydney.

The 5 Directions of the Resilient CBCity Strategy are:

People are connected to where they live and are able to access transport, affordable housing, education, and employment opportunities.

People have access to clean air and water, natural environments and adaptive technology throughout the city for climate comfort and safety, health, and city connections.

People have equal access to engage in society, the economy, and all the City has to offer.

Understand the risks we face and how to work together to respond, recover and build our capacity to cope, now and in the future.

Key governing organisations pledge to build their capacity and cooperate to understand and manage shocks for everyone.

Have your say

Thank you to all those who have provided their feedback. Submissions are now closed.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.

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