Natural and Cultural Heritage Rehabilitation core capability

Protect natural and cultural heritage resources through appropriate planning, mitigation, response, and recovery actions to preserve, conserve, rehabilitate, and restore them consistent with post-disaster community priorities and best practices in compliance with applicable environmental and heritage preservation laws.

Table 34: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Natural and Cultural Heritage Rehabilitation core capability

 

Critical Task 18.1: Identify cultural and natural heritage values at risk in affected areas.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CMAs

 

Assess all river waterway damage that poses a threat to the stability of river systems

 

11.1, 18.2

         

DELWP

 

DELWP is responsible for relief co-ordination of surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animal

 

11.2, 18.2, 18.6

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Identification of key ecosystems, biodiversity values and species that may require intervention when affected by an emergency

 

1.1, 1.2, 11.2

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Provision of scientific and technical advice to Lead Response agencies to minimise impact of the emergency event on high value ecosystems or species

 

4.3, 4.4, 18.2

     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of investigating and carrying out erosion control on public land, as co-lead with PV and DoT

 

3.1, 18.3, 18.4

         

PV

 

PV is lead agency for the recovery activity of restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public land and assets managed directly by DELWP, PV, or CMAs (co-lead with DELWP/PV and CMAs) including: recovery and rehabilitation of natural values, cultural values, tourism and visitor assets affected by an emergency on parks, reserves, rivers, waterways and local ports managed by PV (in collaboration with DELWP and DHHS); clean-up following oil or chemical pollution incidents on parks, reserves, rivers, waterways and local ports managed by PV (in liaison with DELWP, or their agents, and the EPA); clean-up of fish death incidents (in collaboration with EPA and DELWP) and PV can also assist with the recovery and rehabilitation of other public land affected by an emergency

 

16.7, 16.8, 18.4, 18.5

         
 

Critical Task 18.2: Undertake assessment of risk posed to natural and cultural heritage values.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CMAs

 

Assess all river waterway damage that poses a threat to the stability of river systems

 

11.1, 18.1

     

CMAs are a lead agency responsible for the recovery activity of developing and prioritising flood recovery programs for CMA assets/waterways

   
         

DELWP

 

DELWP is responsible for relief co-ordination of surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animal

 

11.2, 18.1, 18.6

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Development of response options for key ecosystems and species

 

1.1, 1.3, 4.4

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Provision of scientific and technical advice to Lead Response agencies to minimise impact of the emergency event on high value ecosystems or species

 

4.3, 4.4, 18.1

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Undertake targeted interventions to maintain ecosystems and threatened species

 

18.4, 18.5, 18.6

         

PV

 

Support DELWP with the enforcement of regulations, through the provision of trained authorised officers, that protect natural and cultural values and the safe use of campfires on public land in accordance with DELWP policy

 

3.2, 7.1

     

PV is lead agency for the recovery activity to investigate and carryout erosion control works on PV managed land (co-lead with DELWP/PV and DoT)

 

18.3

         
 

Critical Task 18.3: Co-ordinate and undertake stabilisation works on private and public land to remediate response actions.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CMAs

 

CMAs support DELWP to deliver on its recovery activity of restoring, clearing and rehabilitation of public land and assets managed directly by DELWP through clearing and restoring of assets and rehabilitation of disturbances on land and waterways managed by CMAs

 

18.5, 19.3

     

CMAs support DELWP to deliver on its recovery activity of restoring impacts of river erosion where there is an immediate danger of the formation of river breakaways and/or immediate danger to CMA assets

   
         

CFA

 

CFA supports DELWP to deliver the recovery activity of ensuring essential water taken from private landholders during bushfire firefighting operation activities is replaced

 

18.4

         

DELWP

 

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Develop and implement response activities to support ecosystem recovery and regeneration

   
     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of investigating and carrying out erosion control on public land, as co-lead with PV and DoT

 

3.1, 18.1, 18.4

         

DoT

 

Undertaking erosion control on public land (co-lead with public land manager), including the development and implementation of mitigating actions, such as stabilisation, to reduce future impacts

 

18.4

         

Melbourne Water

 

Provide emergency works to alleviate flooding and clearance of waterways and drainage assets after flooding has occurred

   
         

PV

 

PV is lead agency for the recovery activity to investigate and carryout erosion control works on PV managed land (co-lead with DELWP/PV and DoT)

 

18.2

         
 

Critical Task 18.4: Co-ordinate and undertake natural values rehabilitation works.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CMAs

 

Implement flood damage restoration programs for flood affected waterways

   
     

Support response agencies through the provision of advice on emergency stabilisation and other activities to arrest river breakaways, and the removal of debris accumulation threatening structural stability of public assets in consultation with expert advice

 

3.2, 11.3

     

CMAs support DELWP to deliver on its recovery activity of implementing balanced flood recovery programs consistent with funding allocated

 

19.5

         

CFA

 

CFA supports DELWP to deliver the recovery activity of ensuring essential water taken from private landholders during bushfire firefighting operation activities is replaced

 

18.3

         

DELWP

 

DELWP is responsible for recovery functional area co-ordination of reticulated water and wastewater services and natural environment, public land and waterways

 

18.6, 18.7

     

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events – rehabilitation of wildlife following veterinary assessment and working in conjunction with rehabilitators

   
     

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events – provision of advice on the appropriate management and release of wildlife from rehabilitation

 

4.5, 4.6

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Undertake targeted interventions to maintain ecosystems and threatened species

 

18.2, 18.5, 18.6

     

Wildlife affected by marine and freshwater pollution – rehabilitation of wildlife following veterinary assessment and working in conjunction with rehabilitators

   
     

Wildlife affected by marine and freshwater pollution – provision of advice on the appropriate management and release of wildlife from rehabilitation

 

4.5, 4.6

     

DELWP is lead agency for the relief activity of wildlife welfare arising from an emergency event

   
     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of investigating and carrying out erosion control on public land, as co-lead with PV and DoT

 

3.1, 18.1, 18.3

     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of restoring, clearing and rehabilitating public land and assets managed directly by DELWP, PV and CMAs

 

19.3

         

DJCS

 

Community Corrections Services can support in the clean-up and restoration of communities, including waterway restoration, weed eradication, large-scale tree planting, countering soil erosion, rubbish collection, fence maintenance and other community projects

 

18.5, 19.4

         

DPC

 

Support the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage on public land, through Aboriginal Victoria

 

18.5

     

Support the protection and rehabilitation of Aboriginal cultural heritage on public land affected by emergencies and associated activities, through Aboriginal Victoria

 

18.5

         

DoT

 

Undertaking erosion control on public land (co-lead with public land manager), including the development and implementation of mitigating actions, such as stabilisation, to reduce future impacts

 

18.3

         

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

 

17.4

     

Melbourne Water leads delivery of the relief and recovery activity of recovery efforts to mitigate immediate short-term further public health risks associated with waterways and drainage networks where damaged from third-party events/emergencies (e.g. water run-off from structure fires)

 

18.6

         

PV

 

PV is lead agency for the recovery activity of restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public land and assets managed directly by DELWP, PV, or CMAs (co-lead with DELWP/PV and CMAs) including: recovery and rehabilitation of natural values, cultural values, tourism and visitor assets affected by an emergency on parks, reserves, rivers, waterways and local ports managed by PV (in collaboration with DELWP and DHHS); clean-up following oil or chemical pollution incidents on parks, reserves, rivers, waterways and local ports managed by PV (in liaison with DELWP, or their agents, and the EPA); clean-up of fish death incidents (in collaboration with EPA and DELWP) and PV can also assist with the recovery and rehabilitation of other public land affected by an emergency

 

16.7, 16.8, 18.1, 18.5

         
 

Critical Task 18.5: Co-ordinate and undertake cultural heritage values rehabilitation works, in consultation with affected communities.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CMAs

 

CMAs support DELWP to deliver on its recovery activity of restoring, clearing and rehabilitation of public land and assets managed directly by DELWP through clearing and restoring of assets and rehabilitation of disturbances on land and waterways managed by CMAs

 

18.3, 19.3

         

DELWP

 

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Undertake targeted interventions to maintain ecosystems and threatened species

 

18.2, 18.4, 18.6

         

DJCS

 

Community Corrections Services can support in the clean-up and restoration of communities, including waterway restoration, weed eradication, large-scale tree planting, countering soil erosion, rubbish collection, fence maintenance and other community projects

 

18.4, 19.4

         

DPC

 

Support the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage on public land, through Aboriginal Victoria

 

18.4

     

Support the protection and rehabilitation of Aboriginal cultural heritage on public land affected by emergencies and associated activities, through Aboriginal Victoria

 

18.4

         

PV

 

PV is lead agency for the recovery activity of restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public land and assets managed directly by DELWP, PV, or CMAs (co-lead with DELWP/PV and CMAs) including: recovery and rehabilitation of natural values, cultural values, tourism and visitor assets affected by an emergency on parks, reserves, rivers, waterways and local ports managed by PV (in collaboration with DELWP and DHHS); clean-up following oil or chemical pollution incidents on parks, reserves, rivers, waterways and local ports managed by PV (in liaison with DELWP, or their agents, and the EPA); clean-up of fish death incidents (in collaboration with EPA and DELWP) and PV can also assist with the recovery and rehabilitation of other public land affected by an emergency

 

16.7, 16.8, 18.1, 18.4

         
 

Critical Task 18.6: Establish recovery monitoring of natural and cultural values.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DELWP

 

DELWP is responsible for relief co-ordination of surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animal

 

11.2, 18.1, 18.2

     

DELWP is responsible for recovery functional area co-ordination of reticulated water and wastewater services and natural environment, public land and waterways

 

18.4, 18.7

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Undertake targeted interventions to maintain ecosystems and threatened species

 

18.2, 18.4, 18.5

         

Melbourne Water

 

Melbourne Water leads delivery of the relief and recovery activity of recovery efforts to mitigate immediate short-term further public health risks associated with waterways and drainage networks where damaged from third-party events/emergencies (e.g. water run-off from structure fires)

 

18.4

         
 

Critical Task 18.7: Transition recovery services and programs to previous management arrangements.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DELWP

 

DELWP is responsible for recovery functional area co-ordination of reticulated water and wastewater services and natural environment, public land and waterways

 

18.4, 18.6

         

VFA

 

Liaise with DJPR or other control agencies for relief or recovery activities affecting the fishing or aquaculture industries

 

3.2