Gippsland Oral History Project
EGNNH intends to collect oral history stories of fire affected areas in East Gippsland. These stories will be shared online, across the Neighbourhood House sector and with Victorian and National Archives, so other communities will have an understanding of the toll the 2019/2020 fires had on these mostly remote communities.
East Gippsland Building Community Resilience project
The East Gippsland Building Community Resilience project was a winner of the Fire Awareness Award in the Community-led Prevention and Preparedness section on December 2, 2015 at the RACV Club in Melbourne.
This was a partnership between the East Gippsland Network of Neighbourhood Houses and the Centre for Rural Communities to invest in local knowledge through the creation of hubs in Buchan, Bruthen, Nowa Nowa, Orbost, Goongerah and Tubbut using the study circle kit ‘Building community futures through co-operation’.
Resilient communities are those with trusted local networks existing within healthy social, economic and environmental conditions. Resilient communities can better prepare for emergencies, minimising personal and public trauma, environmental damage and costs.