Victoria’s emergency management sector has presented the results of its efforts to build more meaningful community involvement, more effective partnerships and stronger recovery arrangements.
The Resilient Recovery Strategy is the result of a series of reviews, enquiries and reports focussing on Victoria’s recovery systems, and collaboration between community and recovery practitioners, including state government departments and agencies, municipal councils, NGO’s, communities and community organisations, individuals and the private sector.
The strategy was developed through consultation at local, regional and state levels. Eight regional workshops were conducted during the process, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Almost 400 participants attended the sessions.
The strategy positions Victoria to better address the consequences and economic impacts of emergencies. It will guide sector reform to enable state government to improve processes and accountabilities, better support local government in the delivery of recovery services, and support communities during recovery.
Central to the strategy are four actions promoting a shared responsibility approach to emergency management. These are to: deliver a people and community centred recovery; strengthen recovery through better emergency management planning; create a streamlined and flexible recovery system; and support wellbeing of the recovery workforce.
The strategy aims to build on and complement existing initiatives and work in the sector. Download the Resilient Recovery Strategy.