Local government’s integral role in disaster recovery has been featured in a new podcast produced by the Creative Recovery Network.
The podcast details how the Scenic Rim Regional Council worked with community members to develop the ReGeneration Creative Bushfire Recovery Project after the Black Summer bushfires.
Scenic Rim Councillor Virginia West and cultural coordinator Bronwyn Davies discuss what an authentically community-led response looks like when it’s implemented with meaningful local government backing.
Project founder Jessica Brown also shares insights on how Scenic Rim’s arts-based project has become a vehicle for social cohesion and empowered community members to lead their own recovery.
The podcast is available for listening via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast apps. It can also be streamed directly from Creative Recovery Network.