Business Disaster Readiness

Through the NSW Government’s Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund – Phase 1, Council is delivering community capacity building projects and facilitating economic development in the Uralla Shire.

Council has engaged UNE Partnerships to deliver a FREE three-part disaster preparedness webinar for local businesses and to help develop business continuity plans based on Resilience NSW’s Get Ready Business framework.

This short course focused on Business Disaster Readiness is open to all Uralla Shire businesses. Council is encouraging all local businesses to take advantage of this free training opportunity.

Presented by Peter Rekers, an internationally recognised leader in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, this course supports you to explore the importance of preparing your business and learn how to create and implement a Business Continuity Plan. Through participation in these interactive webinars you will:


  • Risks to your business
  • Effects of disasters on income
  • Early, Mid-term and Long-term recovery

Learn to:

  • Identify risks
  • Make an emergency action plan
  • Prepare your business continuity plan
  • Create a recovery plan
  • Connect with other businesses

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Enrol for the course here:

Once registered, you’ll be added to the mail out list and provided with the resources and webinar link.

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Course timetable and commitments

This short course is delivered over a two-week period. You will need to devote approximately 6-12 hours over this period to take part in webinars and complete the Business Readiness Plan.

Registrations close: 8 March 2021 at 7:00pm.

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Webinar 1: Recording (available now)


In this first webinar we discuss the reasoning and approaches to Business Continuity. 

We also walk through the ‘Prepare for the Unexpected’ Business Continuity Plan template.

Webinar 2: Tuesday 9 March, 8 - 9pm

The second webinar will have a focus on the business planning process as well as a Q&A session. 

Business Readiness Plan: 9th - 15th March

Following webinar 2, attendees should work on and complete the Business Readiness Plan templates on their own time.

Webinar 3: 16th March, 7pm to 8:45pm

The third webinar will focus on answering questions you raise while completing you template plan to enable you to complete your Plan. Learn from the planning considerations other participants raise as well as having your own questions answered.

Important notes:

  • You will be provided with a comprehensive set of reading and planning resources developed by Resilience NSW to support your learning.
  • Webinars will be recorded and made available on this page so that any businesses unable to attend at the time will be able to view the training at a later date.
  • Information on the number and type of participating businesses will be reported to Council to meet requirements of the funding provided by the NSW Government.

Technology requirements

As this is a web based course, the quality of your learning experience will vary depending on the IT system you use. For best results we recommend the following set up.

Operating system

Mac OS 10.11 or later or Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10


You will need an internet connection with an upload of 1.5Mbps or higher. Run a Speed Test to check your bandwidth.


You will need a headset or speakers, microphone and camera for webinars

Internet browser

The latest version of at least one of the following browsers (although we recommend that you have a second browser installed as a backup):

  • Microsoft Edge (included in Windows 8 and above),
  • Internet Explorer 11 (included in Windows operating system),
  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari


Microsoft Office 2007 or higher OR the equivalent office suite

Adobe Acrobat Reader


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Access to all learning resources will be provided after registration.

Additional Resources

Uralla Shire Business Chamber

The Uralla Shire Business Chamber Inc offers many benefits to its members and is open to all businesses in the Uralla Shire to join. For more information, visit their website here.

Business Connect

Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised business advisory service provided by the NSW Government which provides trusted advice to help business owners start or grow their small business. Sign up to receive 4 hours of business advice free of charge, most small businesses eligible for further free support hours.