Role statement - Bushfire Recovery Victoria

Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV) was established in January 2020 as a permanent and dedicated recovery agency. BRV is responsible for coordinating recovery from the 2019-20 Eastern Victorian Bushfires (the Bushfires) in the following Alpine Resorts and Local Government Areas (LGAs):

Alpine Resorts                  

  • Falls Creek                         
  • Mount Buller                     
  • Mount Hotham                
  • Mount Stirling Alpine Resort                                  

Local Government Areas                             

  • Alpine
  • Ararat
  • Ballarat
  • East Gippsland
  • Glenelg
  • Golden Plains
  • Greater Bendigo
  • Indigo
  • Mansfield
  • Moyne
  • Northern Grampians
  • Pyrenees
  • Southern Grampians
  • Strathbogie
  • Towong
  • Wangaratta
  • Wellington
  • Wodonga

 

Activity

Critical task alignment / activity source

Mitigation

 

Lead and co-ordinate recovery planning across BRV’s five lines of recovery (People and Wellbeing, Aboriginal Culture and Healing, Environment and Biodiversity, Business and Economy, and Building and Infrastructure), ensuring that recovery plans:

 

● are developed through participation with community and agency stakeholders

1.1, 1.2

   

● incorporate initiatives that build community resilience where-ever this is possible

1.1, 6.6

   

Co-ordinate state and regional recovery, including:

 

● develop and implement overarching Bushfire recovery framework, including recovery plans

1.1

   

● lead in Bushfire planning, program management, engagements and operations to ensure wraparound services systems are easily available for affected people

1.3, 15.5

   

Response (including Relief)

 

For response (including relief) activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.

 
   

Recovery

 

Co-ordinate state and regional recovery, including:

 

● lead intergovernmental co-ordination

3.1

   

● engage with communities, local governments, State Government departments and agencies, the Commonwealth Government and non-government organisations to ensure appropriate bushfire recovery supports are in place and are well integrated to meet community needs

3.2, 20.5, 20.6

   

● State and Commonwealth funding for Bushfire recovery

15.4, 20.3

   

Lead the co-ordination of Victorian Government communications and public information relating to Bushfire recovery

2.3, 2.5

   

Advise Cabinet, relevant Committees of Cabinet and the SCRC and on strategic matters relating to recovery from the Bushfires

4.5, 4.6

   

Support the establishment and operation of Community Recovery Committees

3.2

   

Establish and operate community recovery hubs, linking locals to practical recovery supports

3.3, 20.6

   

Co-ordinate the delivery of case support services, as required for people affected by the Bushfires

15.3, 20.1

   

Manage the clean-up of properties destroyed or damaged by the Bushfires

19.5

   

Manage the delivery of technical assessments and other support services for planning and rebuilding of damaged and destroyed buildings in collaboration with DELWP and local governments

3.1, 19.2

   

Arrange temporary accommodation for people displaced by the Bushfires

15.1, 20.2

   

Administer recovery grants in co-ordination with Commonwealth, State and local government department and agencies

15.4, 20.3

   

Assurance and Learning

 

Lead and co-ordinate recovery planning across BRV’s five lines of recovery (People and Wellbeing, Aboriginal Culture and Healing, Environment and Biodiversity, Business and Economy, and Building and Infrastructure), ensuring that recovery plans are regularly reviewed through incorporating monitoring and evaluation learnings

1.1, 21.4