Hi, Iā€™m Kirstie Roffey and have recently started with BCCA on a full-time basis, as a Community Resilience Officer.

Based in Monto, my role is to coordinate the North Burnett Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP), as well as provide general support to the BCCA team and projects.

Since completing a Bachelor of Agribusiness at The University of Queensland – Gatton, I have worked in a range of fields in the agriculture industry, including meat processing, NRM and most recently Agribusiness banking and finance. I have spent a majority of my life living in and working with rural businesses and communities and look forward to continuing this with BCCA.

The NDRP project aims to build and enhance natural disaster resilience in the agricultural North Burnett, through assisting agribusinesses to examine their operations and determine ways to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and flooding events on their businesses and in turn improve overall production and profitability.

Initial stages of the project involve completing a needs analysis study, in consultation with local landholders, as well as local and industry organisations/groups. This will ensure we are able to deliver support, resources and solutions that are relevant to and required by our local producers.

If you would like to be involved in the project and/or give your input for the initial needs analysis, please feel free to contact me.

 

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