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Use this online guide to view the recently published Harrington & Crowdy Head – A Resilient Community booklet. Hard copies were distributed throughout our community. This booklet has been designed to help our community to be better prepared for the next emergency in our area.

Navigate using the menu above to view each section of the guide.

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Emergency Management Organisations – Emergency Response and Recovery

Section 3: My Role: What can I do to better Prepare, Respond and Recover – Preparing for emergencies

Section 4: The Harrington / Crowdy Head Community – Community groups and facilities


The Community Resilience Team (CRT)


The Harrington Crowdy Head Community Resilience Team was formed following community meetings that were held after severe bushfires and flooding impacted the district in 2019 and 2021 respectively. 

It was recognised that the community needs to be better prepared and organised for future emergencies and to complement official emergency service organisations in the outstanding work that they do. 

The CRT has no formal structure or membership. Participation is open to anyone in the community who wishes to contribute to the following aims. Our aims are to educate the community on how to formulate their own emergency plans, to provide opportunities for individuals to contribute to the wellbeing of their community and to facilitate disaster and emergency preparedness activities within the community through a volunteer support network. 



Vicki Connell, Chairperson, 0432 171 492.
Mike Parsons, Community Liaison Officer, 0438 247 201 or email hchcrt@gmail.com



We acknowledge the traditional custodians of our land, the Biripi people.
We thank MidCoast Council and Community Recovery Officer, Janine Friedrich, for their support and assistance.
We appreciate the contribution of everyone who responded to the community survey “Harrington Crowdy Head Preparing for the Next Emergency”.

Publication of this booklet was made possible by a grant received by the Harrington and Surrounds Business and Community Association from the MidCoast Council Disaster Recovery Fund. 


This document has been compiled by members of the Harrington Crowdy Head Community Resilience Team as a service to the community. While every effort has been made to ensure that information in this document is correct at the time of printing, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Corrections or updates for future editions may be sent to hchcrt@gmail.com. 

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