Free structural assessments, demolition and waste removal for critically damaged homes
Buildings / News / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Free structural assessments, demolition and waste removal for critically damaged homes

[Yesterday] the Federal Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience Bridget McKenzie [announced] the Australian and NSW governments co-funded Property Assessment and Demolition Program will meet the full cost of demolishing structures that are uninhabitable and beyond economical repair. “This package will help ease the burden on owners who face months, and even…

Guidance On Building In Flood Prone Areas – a NSW Report
Buildings / News / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Guidance On Building In Flood Prone Areas – a NSW Report

In June 2006, the Hawkesbury-Nepean Floodplain Management Steering Committee, Parramatta commissioned the production of the Reducing Vulnerability of Buildings to Flood Damage publication below.  It is copyright under the Berne Convention. Copying of this booklet is permitted providing that the meaning is unchanged and the source is acknowledged. ISBN 0 7347 5614 3 Illustrations by Greg…

CO2 Drawdown Episode 1: Biodiverse Reforestation Sequesters Carbon 
CO2 Drawdown Story / Land Use

CO2 Drawdown Episode 1: Biodiverse Reforestation Sequesters Carbon 

Zero Emissions Byron’s ‘C02 Drawdown Stories’ is a quest to find and share Byron Shire’s most effective carbon sequestration projects and the dedicated, determined champions who are driving them.  Episode 1: Biodiverse Reforestation Sequesters Carbon  Celebrating the work of carbon drawdown champion Claire Oelrichs who has self funded the planting 50,000 trees since 1991 on…

Grants for Flood Effected Landholders
Land Use / News / RePlant Byron Alliance

Grants for Flood Effected Landholders

Thanks to the Byron Shire Council and their Agricultural Extension Officer,  Andrew Cameron for sharing this information.  We are happy to share it with our networks and encourage you to share to yours. The Livestock Flood Recovery Webinar advertised below was postponed.  Register to hear when it gets rescheduled.   Rural Financial Counselling services -…

Redesign Your Property to be Flood Resilient
Buildings / News / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Redesign Your Property to be Flood Resilient

There are some practical building upgrades you can take to make your home more flood resilient. Some ideas include: wet-proofing the lower level of a home by installing polished concrete or tiled floors can significantly reduce clean up and recovery efforts following floods. installing louvres in the walls of the lower level of your home…

Retrofit Your Home to be Flood Resilient
Buildings / News / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Retrofit Your Home to be Flood Resilient

Flood resilience is the ability to prepare for, live through and then return to normal household routines with the least amount of disruption and anxiety possible. Flood resilience will not stop flood waters. However, it aims to equip residents to make their properties more resilient, ensuring they recover quickly from flood events. James Davidson, JDA…

This Friday: School Strike 4 Climate
Climate Change / In the Media / Partner Events

This Friday: School Strike 4 Climate

From the School Strike 4 Climate website:  The next few months have some exciting action in store for strikers all across the continent! On March 25, we will be joining hundreds of thousands of students across the world in the Global #ClimateStrike to demand world leaders fight for #PeopleNotProfit! Many of our Local groups are planning…

Making plans for the next ZEB Electric Vehicle Expo!
Climate Change / Electric Vehicles / Energy / Events / News / Transport / ZEB Events

Making plans for the next ZEB Electric Vehicle Expo!

In some positive news, Zero Emissions Byron plans to stage an Electric Vehicle Expo on Sunday, 11 September 2022 at Bangalow Showgrounds. And we need some volunteer help. If you have an interest in Electric Vehicles and Events, would you like to join our small – but perfectly formed – EV team to help with…

Flood Insurance & discounts for those who adapt
Buildings / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Flood Insurance & discounts for those who adapt

One of the main wins I’ve had is to lobby the insurance industry to lower flood premiums in recognition of flood resilient design.\ James Davidson – founder and Principal of JDA Co. — the preferred architecture and design practice for governments, councils and private enterprises adapting urban environments to withstand floods, cyclones, bushfires, storm surges and extreme…