Community Resilience Network Workshop 2


March 22, 2024 12:00 pm

The second of six workshops planned for 2024 to build community resilience to drought.

The online workshop will be hosted at six locations across the South West (see below) and will involve a review of past local experiences and projects to address community resilience and the impacts of drought.

Group discussion will identify actions to build community resilience to drought or other impacts. Sharing ideas between groups.


Sam farms in Arthur River and has first-hand experience of being overwhelmed with stress and isolation. Fortunately, he also has an uplifting story of how he dealt with his situation. Now he shares his story with others in the hope of encouraging people in rural communities to reach out for help when they need it.

The workshops will be held at Community Resource Centres (CRCs) in:

  • Boyup Brook
  • Bridgetown
  • Donnybrook
  • Harvey
  • Manjimup
  • Brunswick Junction

Attendance at these locations is preferred, but if not possible, a meeting link will be sent.

The workshops are part the Community Resilience Network, which is one of five “Surviving the Dry” projects in the South West.


February 23 – What are the social impacts of drought? – Dr Leanne Lester, Centre for Social Impact, UWA. (Workshop Summary)

March 22 – Dealing with stress: Strengthening access to support. – Sam Burgess, #6Bs.

May 3 – How can we develop a framework for community resilience? – Renee Knapp, Think Effective.

June 14 – Financial Services. – Dean Bavich, Rural West; and Michael Monaghan, Farmanco.

August 2 – Community health and well-being services. Roger Hitchcock, Rural Aid; and Terry Melrose, Regional Men’s Health.

September 13 – How can we support Aboriginal and Youth in times of drought? – Kerry Collard, Goomburrup Aboriginal Corporation; and Lisa Burgess, Blackwood Youth Action.

This project is supported by FRRR, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

More information here.