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Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jenny Whitney said applications are now open forQueensland entries for the 2014 Get Ready Queensland - Resilient Australia Awards.
Mayor Whitney said members of the Whitsunday community are encouraged to nominate people, organisations or businesses in the area who have demonstrated disaster resilience over the last year.
“The 2014 Get Ready Queensland – Resilient Australia Awards celebrate and highlight the resilient nature of Queenslanders in the face of natural disasters and are jointly conducted by the Australian Federal Government and the State,” she said.
“Over the last 12 months we have weathered two cyclones in the Whitsunday region and again the local community has shown great resilience and recovery in the face of adversity.
“Now is the time to nominate those in the local Whitsunday community who have shown theirresilient spirit,” she said.
• Not-for-profit sector [includes volunteer, youth and community groups and organisations]• Education and research sector [includes primary, secondary and tertiary educationinstitutions and research organisations]• Private sector [includes individuals, small to medium enterprises, business andinfrastructure providers]• Local government• State and territory government• Photograph that depicts what disaster resilience in Australia means to you.
[Individual and Professional Photographer streams. Photographic entries will be shortlisted by a panel and then uploaded to the Australian Emergency Management Knowledge Hub for public voting.]
Winners will be announced in October and invited to represent Queensland at the national awards ceremony in Canberra later in the year.
More information can be found at https://getready.qld.gov.au/ResilientAustraliaAwards
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