Dr Moreton will again work with the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal in 2019.  We are continuing to support communities across NSW who have been participating in the FRRR pilot program to co-design an approach to developing disaster preparedness and resilience. Together with our partners, including the University of Sydney and the NSW Office of Emergency Management, we are supporting local communities to identify, design and implement the projects that they will undertake to strengthen their own preparedness and resilience.  Community based work is both challenging and very rewarding as these local communities face very real threats to their safety and their livelihoods.