Nominations sought for 2014 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards

Burdekin residents are being urged to nominate projects for the 2014 Get Ready Queensland – Resilient Australia Awards.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said the awards were a great way for individuals or organisations to have their project recognised.

“We are a pretty resilient community when it comes to dealing with natural disasters and these awards are a way community groups and individuals who are at the forefront of dealing with those disasters can gain some recognition,” he said.

“The awards are open to projects from the not-for-profit sector, education and research sector, private sector and local government.”

The categories also include a photograph section, which is open to both amateurs and professionals, for an image which shows what disaster resilience in Australia means to you. Photographic entries will be shortlisted by a panel and then uploaded to the Australian Emergency Management Knowledge Hub for public voting.

Nominations for the awards close on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

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