Camden Haven was left reeling during the 2019 bushfires, and more recently due to storms and floods.
Now the community is banding together to improve disaster resilience thanks to the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.
Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, announced over $120,000 in funding to support the community in increasing its disaster preparedness through the installation of a larger capacity emergency power generator for Laurieton United Services Club.
Dr Gillespie said the Laurieton United Services Club proved an invaluable community resource as an Emergency Evacuation Centre in times of need and crisis.
“With hundreds of locals evacuated during the floods, most recently we saw Greg and Rob open their doors to those affected providing accommodation, meals and support,” Dr Gillespie said.
“The way the Camden Haven community are banding together to improve future disaster response in the wake of the devastation of the recent bushfires and flooding is a testament to the strength and resilience of the community.”
Services Club Secretary-Manager Rob Dwyer welcomed the funding, saying they were committed to assisting the community get back on its feet after the bushfires and floods.
“No one knows these communities better than the locals themselves, this funding will assist the club to build our resilience and preparedness, to ensure when we are called upon in the future we can provide the assistance the community needs,” he said.