Return economic and business activities (including food and agriculture) to a healthy state and develop new business and employment opportunities that result in a sustainable and economically viable community. 

Table 33: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Economic Recovery core capability

 

Critical Task 17.1: Assess and identify business and economic needs.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

EastLink

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.5, 4.6, 11.2, 17.2

         

DJPR

 

DJPR is responsible for the recovery functional area co-ordination of local economies, businesses, agriculture and public telecommunications

 

15.7, 17.2

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of working with municipal councils to implement appropriate actions and initiatives that encourage and bring forward the resumption of local economic activity, including: tourism visitation when safe to do so, the use of local business in recovery activities, buy-local initiatives, events that attract visitation and other relevant activities

 

17.4, 17.5

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of assessing and monitoring broad economic impacts and consequences in partnership with other agencies and municipal councils, ensuring this information is shared across government to inform responses and working with agencies to prioritise planned activities in order to minimise economic consequences

 

4.5, 17.2, 17.5

     

DJPR supports EMV to deliver recovery programs and financial assistance under the DRFA arrangements for small businesses and primary producers by gathering impact and loss information and sharing it with EMV and DPC, and promoting the support to primary producers and stakeholders

 

3.2

         

Lendlease (Peninsula Link)

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.5, 4.6, 11.2, 17.2

         

RAC

 

The RAC supports EMV in its responsibility of implementing available financial assistance under the DRFA to assist disaster affected farmers, small business owners and non‑profit organisations

 

15.4, 20.3

         

VMIA

 

Provides insurance and insurance market insights advice during an emergency

 

11.3

         
 

Critical Task 17.2: Assist impacted businesses to access information and advice.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

EastLink

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.5, 4.6, 11.2, 17.1

         

EMV

 

Implementing available financial assistance under the DRFA to assist primary producers, small businesses and voluntary non-profit groups by a low-interest concessional loan scheme; and recovery grants, subject to approval by the Australian Government

 

15.4

     

Implementing available financial assistance under the DRFA to assist primary producers’ recovery subject to activation by the state and Australian governments; a low-interest concessional loan scheme to primary producers; and recovery grants for primary producers, subject to approval by the Australian Government

 

20.3

     

EMV supports DJPR to deliver their respective relief and recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and advice to primary producers, and rural land managers and other animal businesses

 

3.2, 17.4, 17.5

         

DJPR

 

DJPR is responsible for the recovery functional area co-ordination of local economies, businesses, agriculture and public telecommunications

 

15.7, 17.1

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of providing advice about replacing fencing as part of whole farm planning, feed planning and pasture management, water supplies including dam management, and animal health considerations

   
     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of assessing and monitoring broad economic impacts and consequences in partnership with other agencies and municipal councils, ensuring this information is shared across government to inform responses and working with agencies to prioritise planned activities in order to minimise economic consequences

 

4.5, 17.1, 17.5

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of assisting businesses to access available information, advice and support following an emergency including from: Australian Tax Office, financial institutions, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Centrelink, Victorian Government and other sources and resources

   
     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of providing information and advice to small businesses to support decision making and, where appropriate, encourage a return to business

 

17.4

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of working to develop and implement appropriate approved actions to assist business recovery. Initiatives will be tailored to address the specific consequences of an emergency

 

17.4

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and technical advice to primary producers, rural land managers and other animal businesses by ensuring effective communication channels between various agencies, organisations and communities, sharing local intelligence and data analysis, and providing advice on ongoing treatments

 

4.5, 17.4, 17.5

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and advice to primary producers, and rural land managers and other animal businesses by providing technical advice and services to primary producers, rural land managers and other animal businesses on strategies for the re-establishment of rural enterprises, rehabilitation of productive land and economic recovery

 

17.4, 17.5

         

Lendlease (Peninsula Link)

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.5, 4.6, 11.2, 17.1

         

VMIA

 

Provides 24/7 emergency claims advice and the engagement with a third party to provide assistance during an emergency

 

4.5, 17.3

     

Provides claims management, loss adjuster and claims preparation support during and after an emergency

 

4.5, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 17.3

         
 

Critical Task 17.3: Co-ordinate insurance industry information and advice.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DTF

 

DTF is lead agency for the recovery activity of co-ordinating insurance advice and information to government through liaison with the ICA

 

3.1

         

ICA

 

ICA provides support to Local and State Government in its role in briefing governments on insurance coverage, claims lodgement and estimated economic impact of disaster events

 

4.5, 4.6

         

VMIA

 

VMIA also provides services to the Victorian government on risk and insurance issues and trends

 

2.1, 4.5

     

Provides 24/7 emergency claims advice and the engagement with a third party to provide assistance during an emergency

 

4.5, 17.2

     

Provides claims management, loss adjuster and claims preparation support during and after an emergency

 

4.5, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 17.2

     

Provides insurance for the Emergency Resource Providers Support Scheme for response preparedness to enable use of private resources for emergency response

 

3.2

     

VMIA is responsible for the management of insurance claims relating to State Government assets damaged or destroyed in an emergency and any insured legal liability claims against state agencies

   
     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DET and DHHS to the extent any state schools or state health services are impacted

 

3.2, 4.5

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DoT in its role of restoring major arterial roads, bridges and tunnels, tram, bus and rail services

 

3.2, 4.5

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DELWP/PV in its role of restoring, clearing and rehabilitation of public land and assets managed directly by DELWP, PV or CMAs

 

3.2, 4.5

         
 

Critical Task 17.4: Provide technical advice on re-establishment or alternative strategies.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DJPR

 

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of working with municipal councils to develop and implement appropriate actions and projects that support local and regional economy recovery priorities. Initiatives will be tailored to address the specific consequences of an emergency

 

6.2, 17.5

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of working with municipal councils to implement appropriate actions and initiatives that encourage and bring forward the resumption of local economic activity, including: tourism visitation when safe to do so, the use of local business in recovery activities, buy-local initiatives, events that attract visitation and other relevant activities

 

17.1, 17.5

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of providing information and advice to small businesses to support decision making and, where appropriate, encourage a return to business

 

17.2

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of working to develop and implement appropriate approved actions to assist business recovery. Initiatives will be tailored to address the specific consequences of an emergency

 

17.2

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and technical advice to primary producers, rural land managers and other animal businesses by ensuring effective communication channels between various agencies, organisations and communities, sharing local intelligence and data analysis, and providing advice on ongoing treatments

 

4.5, 17.2, 17.5

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and advice to primary producers, and rural land managers and other animal businesses by providing technical advice and services to primary producers, rural land managers and other animal businesses on strategies for the re-establishment of rural enterprises, rehabilitation of productive land and economic recovery

 

17.2, 17.5

         

EMV

 

EMV supports DJPR to deliver their respective relief and recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and advice to primary producers, and rural land managers and other animal businesses

 

3.2, 17.2, 17.5

         

Melbourne Water

 

Melbourne Water leads delivery of the relief and recovery activity of supporting the recovery and rehabilitation of areas directly impacted by the failure of Melbourne Water’s assets or systems

 

18.4

         
 

Critical Task 17.5: Deliver targeted intervention strategies if required.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DJPR

 

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of delivering a wide range of marketing/public relations and industry/product development activities, in partnership with regional tourism boards, to assist the affected tourism region/s and businesses recover, including “Open for Business” messaging and campaigns

   
     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of working with municipal councils to develop and implement appropriate actions and projects that support local and regional economy recovery priorities. Initiatives will be tailored to address the specific consequences of an emergency

 

6.2, 17.4

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of working with municipal councils to implement appropriate actions and initiatives that encourage and bring forward the resumption of local economic activity, including: tourism visitation when safe to do so, the use of local business in recovery activities, buy-local initiatives, events that attract visitation and other relevant activities

 

17.1, 17.4

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of assessing and monitoring broad economic impacts and consequences in partnership with other agencies and municipal councils, ensuring this information is shared across government to inform responses and working with agencies to prioritise planned activities in order to minimise economic consequences

 

4.5, 17.1, 17.2

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of providing opportunities for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within small businesses by supporting the delivery of small business workshops and training, with a particular focus on resilience and business continuity

   
     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and technical advice to primary producers, rural land managers and other animal businesses by ensuring effective communication channels between various agencies, organisations and communities, sharing local intelligence and data analysis, and providing advice on ongoing treatments

 

4.5, 17.2, 17.4

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and advice to primary producers, and rural land managers and other animal businesses by providing technical advice and services to primary producers, rural land managers and other animal businesses on strategies for the re-establishment of rural enterprises, rehabilitation of productive land and economic recovery

 

17.2, 17.4

     

DJPR supports DELWP and CFA in their respective role to deliver the relief and recovery activity of assisting farmers repair and restore fences damaged by fire or suppression activities by collecting information from affected primary producers and refer private fencing damage to municipal councils, and fences on public land to DELWP

 

3.2, 11.1

         

EMV

 

EMV supports DJPR to deliver their respective relief and recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and advice to primary producers, and rural land managers and other animal businesses

 

3.2, 17.2, 17.4

         

Telstra

 

Where appropriate, Telstra can provide relief packages for Telstra customers

 

15.4

     

Telstra can remotely program payphones to free service in disaster impacted areas as deemed necessary

 

3.5

     

Telstra can un-meter customer access to key websites such as state fire authorities, emergency services, BoM, etc.

 

3.5