Resilient Australia Award for Prepare the Peel toursim project

City of Mandurah staff Myra Giardini, Sam Edwards and Tony Free with Department of Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Mal Carnstedt.
City of Mandurah staff Myra Giardini, Sam Edwards and Tony Free with Department of Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Mal Carnstedt.

THE City of Mandurah has been recognised for its efforts to raise emergency preparedness among visitors to the Peel region.

Mandurah was a finalist in the 2019 Resilient Australia Awards for the Prepare the Peel tourism project and received a Highly Commended Award in the Local Government category.

The Prepare the Peel project started in 2017 and involved collaboration between local governments, emergency services and the tourism industry.

It aimed to inform travellers of emergency alerts, warnings and information systems in the event of an emergency efficiently.

Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said Prepare the Peel was a great example of the progress that can be made when people work together.

“I’m really proud of how the City has worked with key partners to deliver this project, essentially arming tourists and tourism operators with the right tools to respond effectively in an emergency,” he said.

The awards were held on July 31 by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.