The Disaster Preparedness Project – Project Lab AND a new Prepared for Disaster Radio 2SEA program


The Disaster Preparedness Project team is excited to be hosting a regular Project Lab every second  Thursday starting 2 February at 5.30 pm.
You’re invited to come along to the Eden Library Event Space to share a yummy meal and revisit the excitement and sense of purpose built during our Resilient Eden Community Workshops in November last year.
Learn about the Lab or get going with your project. It’s up to you. There’s absolutely no pressure!
It’s where the practical planning work begins
The Lab is where the practical work of building real projects begins now that the community has had a voice about disaster preparedness and its community resilience priorities through Community Table Talks and workshops.
These projects will form the foundations of Eden’s Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience Plan which is due for completion at the end of June this year.
A recap on the outcomes of the workshops
The community told us at our Community Table Talks that education, communication and community connection are its priorities and that was reflected in the projects that began to emerge at our November workshops.
The weekly Project Lab is where those projects and more, of all shapes and sizes, will grow and gain support to flourish and live on.
Some solid project ideas for building a stronger, better-prepared Eden are:
Education, Information and Training
●             Co-ordinating regular and ongoing face-to-face and online information and education sessions

●             Training in personal and community-wide disaster preparedness strategies

Communication/Community Engagement

●             Sharing helpful information about disaster preparedness and generating conversations about preparedness, recovery and resilience through existing and new communication channels.

●             Better community communication during and after a disaster

Community Connectedness

●             Growing Red Cross Community Resilience Teams (CRTs) across Eden

●             Building Eden’s volunteering culture

No project is too small
There’s something for everyone at the Project Lab. No project is too small. When it comes to community connectedness, you might want to start a walking group, clean up a neglected area in Eden or organise a street get-together. The Disaster Preparedness Project team is here to support and help get you started.

Thanks to the team at Radio 2SEA we’re about to kick off our very own radio program called Prepared for Disaster. We’ll be covering a range of disaster preparedness, recovery and resilience topics and talking to experts, combat agencies and locals doing great things to make Eden and surrounding areas stronger and better prepared for the future.
The idea is for the program to live on beyond the life of the Disaster Preparedness Project to be a communication asset for the community’s ongoing preparedness.
Tune in to 104.7 on Wednesdays at 11 am starting 25 January. New programs go to air every fortnight. The program will be repeated at the same time every alternate Wednesday.

We’re inspired and passionate about 2023.
By the end of 2022, community support for what we are doing had our team feeling energised and full of purpose.
Imagine what amazing things we can do together in 2023 and beyond!

Please get in touch with Jodie Stewart if you have any questions or suggestions. Let’s make these last six months of the project really count. You can reach Jodie at: or by calling or texting 0488 079 853.