28 November 2019
The emergency management sector in Victoria has been working on building more meaningful community involvement, more effective partnerships and stronger recovery arrangements.
The Resilient Recovery Strategy is the culmination of many reviews, inquiries and reports focussing on Victoria’s recovery systems and extensive 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 extensive consultation at local, regional and state levels. This included a series of eight regional workshops conducted in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Nearly 400 participants attended these workshops from a range of backgrounds and expertise to share their living experiences and knowledge of recovery.
The strategy positions Victoria to better address the consequences and economic impacts of emergencies. It will guide reform of the sector to enable state government to improve processes and accountabilities, better support local government in the delivery of recovery services and to support communities in their recovery. The strategy aims to build on and complement existing initiatives and work in the sector that will enhance recovery outcomes and build resilience for Victorians.