The Resilient Willoughby Strategy and Action Plan (the Plan) outlines how Willoughby City Council and its partners can support the community to withstand the challenges of the 21st century.
The Plan identifies the range of shocks and stresses most likely to impact on the people of Willoughby, and proposes a range of actions to help the community overcome them. Some of the shocks and stresses are with us now, like the impact of bushfires or expensive housing, whilst some have yet to occur.
The impacts of shocks and stresses are not distributed equally across the community. People already affected by chronic stresses such as ill health, social isolation, housing stress or insecure employment have less capacity to overcome acute shocks such as COVID-19 or extreme heatwaves.
The Plan pays attention to the needs of vulnerable communities, whilst also focusing on benefits to the broader community. It outlines the many actions already being undertaken by Council to strengthen community resilience, and proposes a suite of exciting, new actions to address gaps and emerging threats.
Council is committed to work closely with our community, partners and stakeholders at every step in the process, to listen to their ideas and build our collective strength to cope with an uncertain future.
A draft Resilient Willoughby Strategy and Action Plan was placed on public exhibition from 18 June to 1 August 2021. Minor changes were made following public exhibition and the finalised Plan was formally adopted by Council at its meeting on 18 October 2021.
For more information about Councils’ Resilient Willoughby Program, contact our Resilience Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org