7 February, 2017
Emergency Management Victoria has released the Discussion Paper: Resilient Recovery to canvass the future opportunities for change in Victoria's relief and recovery arrangements. This will help determine the future needs of relief and recovery in Victoria and what is required to serve changing communities.
Victoria's relief and recovery arrangements have been in place for many years. While improvements to emergency relief and recovery arrangements have served Victoria well and will continue to do so, more comprehensive reform to the relief and recovery sector is needed and this is supported by a number of reviews and reports arising from major emergencies.
Resilient recovery supports individuals, families and communities to be healthy and safe, engage in and lead their recovery, to be able to live, work and connect within the community and to identify opportunities for growth, renewal and innovation. The Resilient Recovery Model, introduced in the Discussion Paper, connects community systems and networks to plan for and support wellbeing, liveability, sustainability and viability outcomes.
The reform will consider relief and recovery from a holistic, community outcome perspective that is community focused and driven and aligns with the strategic direction of Victorian emergency management policy, to build resilience before, during and after emergency events.
This reform will keep relief and recovery arrangements in step with changing communities and develop a modern, resilience based relief and recovery system that meets the challenges and opportunities for Victorian communities into the future.
Individuals, communities, agencies, government, academia, and business now have an opportunity to engage and discuss the model and think creatively. We encourage you and your networks to share your ideas and views by making a submission and engaging in the conversation.
Video from the Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley on the relief and recovery reform.
For further information, please download a copy of the Discussion Paper: Resilient Recovery below.