Tweed Shire Council and industry partners have been recognised as part of the NSW Disaster Resilience Awards, taking out the Local Government category at an awards ceremony at Parliament House today.

The Tweed Shire Council has been recognised for their development of a strategic solution to move businesses located within the high risk flood zone in South Murwillumbah industrial precinct to flood free land.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the 2019 Resilient Australia Awards celebrated two decades of building disaster resilience.

“These awards recognise and promote initiatives across NSW that support and strengthen community disaster resilience,” Mr Elliott said.

“Today we are celebrating locals who have taken the time to recognise and prepare for the fact that a natural disaster can strike anywhere, anytime.”

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the resilience shown by organisation such as the Tweed Shire Council and their industry partners was the greatest resource communities have to reduce the impact of disasters and other emergencies.

“The deeper and stronger the community connections, the better they are able to prepare and recover when disaster strikes,” Mr Provest said.

“Our local emergency services agencies do extraordinary work responding to and preparing for disasters, as well protecting life and property. But when communities and businesses share the responsibility of building disaster resilience, everyone bounces back faster.”