Upper Murray Disaster Recovery and Climate Change Adaptation Program
Applications are now closed.
Thanks to funding from the Border Trust through the Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund Grant Program, Alpine Valleys Community Leadership partnered with Upper Murray CRC and Upper Murray Inc. to develop a community leadership program for Upper Murray residents. The 8 day program included a study tour to another rural community which has reimagined their economic and social future as part of their bushfire recovery process.
Ultimately the sustainability, viability and adaptive capacity of communities is based within the community itself. This community leadership development program enhances the skills of current and emerging leaders, enabling them to develop the adaptive capacity of their communities and the region, and contribute to the delivery of the Upper Murray Recovery Plan and 2030 Vision. Participants of this experiential community leadership program will be equipped with an understanding of how to work through slow- and fast-moving challenges, and how to contribute to successfully leading their community through transformative change.
Participants were drawn from the Upper Murray CRCs, and other community members who are in informal or formal community leadership roles in the recovery process. Up to 20 participants were accepted into the program. More capable community leaders in the Upper Murray will result in better social, economic and environmental outcomes for the broader community in the Upper Murray.