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Recovering from natural disasters is a slow and often painful process. However, recovery can be significantly aided when community members and groups work collaboratively. This chapter has outlined one such collaboration between staff from Creative Regions, the Queensland State Government, the Bundaberg Regional Council, local primary schools, UnitingCare Community and CQUniversity. This collaboration allowed an arts program to be implemented in primary schools to facilitate children to make meaning from the disaster events and to locate themselves within a wider community story. The evaluation of this project has highlighted the benefits of such a project and has helped the various partners to reflect on and learn from their experiences in implementing such a project. It has also provided another example of how community agencies and organisations, including universities, can come together to problem solve, learn from each other and build the capacity of the community; in short, to enhance the resilience of this community.

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