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Macclesfield Resilience

Vision Statement
‘A coordinated community who knows how to support themselves and each other before, during and after an emergency’


In late 2022, during a series of workshops facilitated by the Red Cross in conjunction with the Mount Barker Council and the Macclesfield Community Association task groups were formed by volunteers from the town to address identified issues in order to make Macclesfield better able to prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster.


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MISSION : To collate and share accessible information about the resiliency projects as well as  preparation for, response to and recovery from an emergency.

CONTACT : Lynn Boyd   


MISSION : Develop a 72 Hour Emergency Response Plan for Macclesfield

CONTACT : David Brown

MISSION : To create a Community Support Hub at the Institute

CONTACT : Wayne Liebech



MISSION : Organise functions that bring a diverse cross-section of town’s folk together

CONTACT : Graeme Milne

MISSION : Reinvigorate Maccy Mates and increase community awareness and support around mental health

CONTACT : Dennis Oldenhove


MISSION : To ensure the youth of Macclesfield feel connected, supported, heard and catered for.

CONTACT :  Karen Stephenson



MISSION : Maximise the number of people in our community with skills to respond to a medical  and other emergency

MISSION : Data base of all people/skills/equipment/vulnerabilities/etc. in the Macclesfield town and outlying areas

CONTACT : Karen Stephenson

Workshop 6 - The Final Workshop
Wednesday January 24th
* Participants reassessed the state of Macclesfield's disaster resilience using the red Cross Resilience Assessment Tool
* Resilience Groups reported on their progress, challenges and plans for the future


Workshop 5.

Task groups were formed at this workshop.

Groups will be convening and working on their action plan in the coming months. There are areas of overlap between the groups and those groups will collaborate on those issues.

Groups will be able to seek ongoing assistance and support from Red Cross, The Mount Barker Council and will be able to network with townships that have also participated in the Resiliency Workshops.

Action Plans will be updated on this website as task groups progress.

Workshop 4. 

Participants brainstormed ideas to strengthen the Connection, knowledge, Security and Wellbeing of the community.  


At the next workshop, December 7th, participants will prioritise their ideas, working groups will be formed, tasks allocated and then the real work begins.


Chat to your Macclesfield Community Association members for more information

Local communities know their history, risks, people, resources, capacities and geographical location better than anyone from outside the community.


With advice and support from emergency management agencies such as Red Cross, State Emergency Services (SES), and Rural Fire Services (RFS), as well as Local Emergency Management Officers at local councils, communities can improve their preparedness and resilience for disaster events.

Check out what the Kangarilla and Gumeracha communities acheived through their participation in their Community Led Emergency Resiliency workshops

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