Media release – 25/03/20

COVID-19: Committees for our Cities and Regions stand ready to support recovery

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COVID-19: Committees for our Cities and Regions stand ready to support recovery


Thursday 25 March 2020


Committees representing more than twenty Australian and New Zealand cities and regions met via video link this week to discuss their contribution to assist their members with the current COVID-19 crisis and how to rebuild economic strength in the wake of the pandemic.

More than ever we need to collaborate on solutions that will ensure our cities and regions can return to the vibrant and safe places we have come to expect.

The Committees for Cities and Regions is a unique network in Australia and New Zealand of like-minded member-based organisations operating for the benefit of their respective communities.

Committee membership is drawn from the world of business, knowledge sector, local government, community and not for profit sectors and statutory authorities.

We have a great opportunity to tap into the collective wisdom of our diverse membership to find ways in which our community can work together to build resilience through adversity.

The primary objective must be the health and safety of our community, especially those working on the front line, such as health workers, supermarket retail staff and other essential services personnel.

Each of the committees will continue to adhere to safety standards and ensure that regular communication of key information is provided to thousands of individuals within the membership as they manage this crisis.

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