Economic Development Australia (EDA) stands ready and prepared to assist bushfire impacted communities across Australia as they work to rebuild local economies.
As the national peak body for economic development professionals with over 850 members, EDA will work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that local economic recovery efforts reflect global best practice. Many of our members are already working on the ground in their local communities as part of the relief activities. Economic development professionals have deep connections to and a strong understanding of their local social and economic ecosystems and play a crucial role in community recovery.
To support this important work, EDA is producing webinars featuring national and international experts in disaster recovery, presenting advice, experience and case studies. EDA is also developing a centralised knowledge hub for economic recovery to serve as a library for economic development professionals. Further initiatives will be developed in response to members’ needs and requirements in those areas affected.
As the national bushfire recovery efforts commence through State and Commonwealth Government agencies, EDA will promote the importance of supporting and funding local economic recovery activities. EDA will also be advocating for better resourcing of economic resilience building initiatives to ensure that communities are well placed to respond and recover to future events of this nature.
We look forward to working with you as we all recover and rebuild our communities.