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September 28, 2023

Disaster preparedness fun day!

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On Father’s Day, September 3, a Community Spring Festival will be held from 3 till 5 pm at the New Brighton Oval. 

Laura Shore, from the Community Resilience Team told The Echo, ‘This is sponsored by the Red Cross Community Resilience Team which formed in the South Golden Beach, Ocean Shores and New Brighton areas after the 2022 floods’. 

The team’s aim is to be better prepared for future climatic events, says Laura.  

‘The team and the wider community have spent the past year and a half working on the initial flood response at the South Golden Beach hall, followed by a flood debrief event at the Ocean Shores school that established a vision for disaster preparedness in the community moving forward’. 

‘The team have received flood recovery grants from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation, and the Byron Shire Council, and have hosted a series of art therapy and Heart Math workshops and community gatherings such as this one. They’ve also worked with Marine Rescue to locate a defibrillator at Mrs Birdy cafe in South Golden Beach’. 

Laura said, ‘There will be free wood-fired pizza, music and Zormiwasa African drumming. For the kids, there will be face painting and crafts. Marine Rescue and SES boats will be on display with information so bring your questions. There will also be a defib practice and household disaster preparedness information from Red Cross. All locals from the New Brighton, Ocean Shores, and South Golden Beach areas are welcome.  Come meet your neighbours. Bring your own drinks and rugs’.

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