Disaster Communications Review


Bellingen Shire Council is currently undertaking a review of its disaster communication processes and systems to enable more effective and targeted communications before, during and after a disaster event.

Council is encouraging community members to contribute to the development of the strategy by completing a short survey. By completing the survey, respondents can go into the draw to win a $100 Shop Local Gift Card*.

The survey covers the following areas:

  • Past disaster event experiences
  • Barriers to information
  • Future disaster events and communication preferences
  • Bellingen Shire Council communication
  • Social media use
  • Council website

Council staff will also be holding several drop-in sessions across the Shire in the coming weeks, with residents encouraging to share their insights and experiences regarding disaster communication at these locations.

The desired outcome of the project is the delivery of a strategy that caters to community need and diversity of communications whilst ensuring a scalable and responsive process for Council. 

Hardcopy versions of the survey can be collected from the Bellingen Shire Council (33 Hyde Street, Bellingen, NSW 2454).

* Terms and Conditions for the $100 Shop Local Gift Card Draw are available here.(PDF, 260KB)