MADRA's Recovery Plan

This version of the MADRA Recovery Plan updates recovery priorities and projects and incorporates the ‘lessons learned’ from two years of community-led recovery.

The Recovery Plan is a dynamic document that reflects our community’s priorities as we recover from the devastating bushfires of 2019-20.

Recovery Plan front cover

The Plan has several uses:

            • To guide the Mallacoota and District Recovery Association Inc (MADRA) in its community-led recovery and advocacy roles.
            • As a resource for community organisations seeking information to support repair and renewal activities and funding applications.
            • To enable our external funding and service delivery partners - government and philanthropic organisations - to understand how to best meet our recovery needs.
            • To capture the history of our recovery and to inform future disasters.

This Plan is not the product of one author or committee. Instead, it captures and synthesises the thoughts and efforts of many individuals and organisations. In so doing, we lay the foundations for community-led recovery. This is OUR recovery story.

For MADRA's other documents, see our document library on this page.

Insights from Mallacoota on community-led recovery after disaster - People's Republic of Mallacoota

A video from ABC TV and iview on YouTube: Two years into Mallacoota's recovery after the Black Summer fires, what advice do they have for other communities who might be facing or will face these sorts of challenges in the future?

Bushfire Commemoration Film 'One Year On'

The Mallacoota & District commemoration film, 'One Year On', was released on 31 December 2020 - the first anniversary of the fires. Directed, filmed and edited by Kristin Rule, the film is a true community collaboration that was supported by MADRA and had the creative input and participation of many other community members, groups and organisations.

'One Year On' provides an opportunity for locals and visitors to gently commemorate the 2019/2020 Black Summer Fires.