NRRA discussion paper to drive second national action plan

Development of the Second National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction has been stepped up with the release of a discussion paper.

The National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA) has carriage of the action plan and is seeking feedback and comments to inform its development.

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is also involved in the development of the National Action Plan.

ALGA President Linda Scott is a member of the high-level Cross-Sector Panel and ALGA will attend a special Local Government workshop with NRRA at the end of this month.

The National General Assembly of Local Government (ALGA) will include a concurrent session with NRRA on 21 June to further workshop local government’s perspective and contribution.

A key development priority is to “reinvigorate a driving force for coordinated and collaborative national action to implement the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework”.

The NRRA says responses to the newly released discussion paper or survey  – which should take about 10-15 minutes to complete  –  “can contribute to a shared understanding of the key challenges to be addressed and ensure that the Second National Action Plan is developed by all sectors, for all sectors”.

More information about the development of the second National Action Plan can be found on the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website or by contacting the project team.

Responses are due by 14 June 2022. The plan will be launched in late 2022