About the SIG

There is much we can do to assist our communities be more resilient to the challenges of the 21st century. Individuals, communities, businesses and institutions can work together to adapt, survive and thrive: by reducing our exposure to future shocks/stresses; withstanding disruptions to bounce back better than before; and improving our liveability.

Urban resilience can be as specific as improving the resilience of a specific infrastructure asset, or an entire energy system i.e. a basketball court as a multi-use community asset with public seating and natural shade, that can also serve as a retention basin in the face of flooding.

So you have an interest in urban resilience, or you deliver community planning and see the importance of fostering strong and inclusive communities who are well positioned to support each other through good times and bad. Or maybe you are responsible for emergency management and interested in how more effort into preparation can lead to more effective emergency response and recovery. Maybe you develop strategic documents such as Council Plans and Health & Wellbeing Plans, or are you working on precinct planning and want to learn more about how to use designed to foster community resilience in an uncertain future. Then the Resilience SIG is for you.

Who Should Attend

Local Government professionals who are working within or have responsibility for community planning, emergency management, council plans, health & wellbeing plans, precinct planning and anyone with an interest in urban resilience.


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Join a professional network that will support you in your daily work. Want to join the Resilience SIG? Just email and let us know that you would like to join, or call LGPro on 9268 6400.

Convenor Details

Maree Grenfell
Resilient Melbourne Networks & Learning Manager
Melbourne City Council

Ph: 9658 9315 |


Upcoming Meeting

To be confirmed

Invitations to Meetings

Invitations to these meetings are sent to the Volunteering Network via Eventbrite. If you did not receive an invitation but wish to attend please email



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