Flood Disaster Recovery in Lismore and Gympie

Choice and Kapani Warrior have become involved in the conversation with whole of governments in New South Wales and in Queensland with emphasis on our individual and collective experiences in community lead disaster recovery activity.   We are working through the process of government and with local community member involvement to mobilise large numbers of impacted and displaced and unemployed peoples to become actively involved in the recovery phase.

 Indigenous employment and training 

Choice and Kapani and the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander Youth Welfare Corporation are engaging with a national company with a strong focus on improving the employment and training opportunities for First Nation peoples over the next 6 years in Cairns and far north Queensland.     

Cobargo Wildlife Sanctuary

On 31 March 2022 the investment by the Australian government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to carry out outdoor labour intensive tasks to repair some of the damages caused by the natural disaster to the Cobargo Wildlife Sanctuary came to an end.  Over the past 2 years Choice provided support and assistance to the owners of the Cobargo Wildlife Sanctuary as they worked through the recovery phase of the 2019-20 bushfires. 

Some of the support and assistance included engaging local, state and commonwealth government Departments and large NGO’s and others to help where they could immediately after and post the natural disaster.  The support also included removing invasive weed species and fallen non native trees to ensure the natural paths and trails that rescued and rehabilitated native wildlife once used can be used again.

Kapani Warrior

We have been working with Kapani Warrior Pty Ltd an ex services organisation to jointly develop compelling cases for grant funding in Cairns far north Queensland and also in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory and in Cobargo in New South Wales and the Pilbara region in Western Australia.  The primary focus of the planned projects is ex services persons working with and alongside disadvantaged young people designed to break the cycle of disadvantage and despair.