16 May 2018
Since early 2017 Emergency Management Victoria’s Relief and Recovery team has been collaborating with stakeholders across the emergency management sector to develop a strategy that will guide the ongoing reform of relief and recovery in Victoria.
Fifty-seven submissions were received to inform the discussion paper from a wide range of stakeholders including individuals, local governments, community groups, and the private sector. Many of the responses were from those with personal and professional experience of the recovery process after an event.
Throughout 2017 consultation with a broad range of stakeholders continued to bring together the common themes of the submissions and to build consensus on key elements of the Resilient Recovery Strategy.
Through this process there has been strong support for a system-wide approach to building preparedness for relief and recovery - one that is community-focused, flexible and sustainable. A number of key actions have been identified that can support achieving this shift.
In partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, the team is co-ordinating a series of workshops across the state with community, industry, regional and local stakeholders to test these initial ideas and further develop a strategy for sector-wide reform. The pilot workshop was held in Benalla, with the remaining workshops to be held in June.
- Tuesday 5 June – Bendigo
- Wednesday 6 June – Cranbourne
- Friday 8 June – Manningham
- Wednesday 13 June – Traralgon
- Tuesday 19 June – NW Metro
- Wednesday 20 June – Grampians
- Thursday 28 June - BSW
Community members are encouraged to attend by sending an email Resilient Recovery .
Invitees include local council Municipal Recovery Managers and Emergency Management Coordinators, representatives from local health and human services agencies, department and agency representatives on Regional Emergency Management Teams, community and industry representatives, and a number of individuals who have been involved in recovery activities.