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Flood recovery – Community events lift spirits

Western Queensland

Regional communities have long appreciated the value of local events that bring people together to have a yarn, a feed and a laugh or two.  It’s more than just a social gathering, it’s a way of checking in on each other and giving those who are finding things a bit tough the chance to take their minds off their problems for a while.

The North-West Queensland towns of Cloncurry and Winton have been through drought, flood and COVID-19, so community events have been critical - particularly so after the 2019 flood event.  Residents agree that the events they’ve held since the flood have made a huge difference, and that a continued focus on community cohesion is vital for ongoing recovery. Watch their story below.

Fostering connected and cohesive communities is one of the 5 strategic pillars detailed in After the flood: A strategy for long-term recovery developed with and for communities affected by the 2019 North Queensland flood event. This Strategy is a blueprint for the region’s future, that can be used by anyone with a stake in its long-term prosperity. You can read more about it here.


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