About the Built Recovery core capability

To restore critical and community infrastructure and establish safe areas during and following an emergency, ensuring the provision of facilities and services to support and benefit communities.

Critical Task Table 19: Agency roles mapped to the Victorian Preparedness Framework, by critical tasks within the Built Recovery core capability

 

Critical Task 19.1: Undertake technical assessments for critical infrastructure.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

AEMO

Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) to DELWP (as lead Government liaison) to deliver:

  • electricity services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing electricity system security emergencies. AEMO operate and are responsible for the transmission system while other network operators manage the distribution system and the restoration of infrastructure and electric supply
  • gas services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing gas system security emergencies within the Victorian Declared Transmission System. Other pipeline operators manage non Declared Transmission System segments of the system, and the restoration of infrastructure and gas supply

19.4, 19.7

CityLink

Ensure long term operability of infrastructure, through the asset strategy and planning framework, including assessments and restoration when required

1.3, 19.2, 19.5

DELWP

Energy:

  • coordinate intelligence to inform strategies and decision making for the safe and timely restoration of energy supplies to the community

19.4, 19.8

Lead agency responsible to - assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DELWP managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities)

19.7

DJPR

Key support agency for critical infrastructure damage or disruption for the public communications sector

 

DoT

Provide and facilitate professional and skilled engineering and technical emergency teams/experts, equipment and material to other emergencies from either the department, public transport operators or contractors as appropriate

3.2

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DoT managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, rail, public amenities)

9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 19.3, 19.7

ESV

Gas:

 
  • Contribute expertise and technical specialists to support or lead the investigation of gas related incidents

8.5, 11.1

  • Provide safety and technical advice to energy control agency in order to support overall strategies and decision making for recovering from gas emergency events (including safe restoration of gas supply and safety of any relief program for temporary gas supply to community)
19.7, 19.8

Electricity:

 
  • Contribute expertise and technical specialists to support or lead the investigation of electricity related incidents

8.5, 11.1

  • Provide safety and technical advice to energy control agency in order to support overall strategies and decision making for recovering from electricity emergency events and bushfire (including the safe restoration of electricity supply and safety of any relief program for temporary electricity supply to community)
19.7, 19.8

Pipelines:

  • Contribute expertise and technical specialists to support and/or conduct investigation of pipeline related incidents

11.1

Telstra

Identify sites that may be at risk and potential consequences of loss of asset

1.3, 1.5

VBA

Facilitate and participate in building and plumbing inspections of affected buildings with relevant agencies and industry experts as required to determine building safety and recovery requirements

11.1, 19.2

Undertake inspections, investigations and audits to ensure compliance with relevant legislation during response/ recovery and input to any proposed process facilitation

11.1, 19.2, 21.1

VicPol

Assess, restore, clean and rehabilitate VicPol owned or managed buildings or assets (e.g. public amenities, station buildings etc.)

3.1, 19.2, 19.4, 19.7

 

Critical Task 19.2: Undertake technical assessments for community infrastructure.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

CFA

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate CFA managed public buildings and assets

19.3, 19.4, 19.7

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to assist farmers to repair and restore fences damaged by bushfire or suppression activities

19.4, 19.7

CityLink

Ensure long term operability of infrastructure, through the asset strategy and planning framework, including assessments and restoration when required

1.3, 19.1, 19.5

DET

Lead agency to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DET-managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities, schools)

3.1, 19.3, 19.7

DFFH

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DFFH managed public buildings and assets.

19.3, 19.4

DH

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DH managed public buildings and assets

19.3, 19.4

DJCS

Lead agency to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DJCS managed public buildings and assets

19.4, 19.7

DJPR

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DJPR managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities)

19.3, 19.4

FRV

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate FRV managed public buildings and assets

19.3, 19.4, 19.7

Melbourne Water

Lead the delivery of the following recovery activities:

 
  • restore, clear and rehabilitate public buildings and assets managed within Melbourne Water’s portfolio

19.7

  • assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate Melbourne Water managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities)

19.3, 19.7

Parks Victoria

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate PV managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities)

19.3, 19.4, 19.7

VBA

Facilitate and participate in building and plumbing inspections of affected buildings with relevant agencies and industry experts as required to determine building safety and recovery requirements

11.1, 19.1

Undertake inspections, investigations and audits to ensure compliance with relevant legislation during response/ recovery and input to any proposed process facilitation

11.1, 19.1, 21.1

VicPol

Assess, restore, clean and rehabilitate VicPol owned or managed buildings or assets (e.g. public amenities, station buildings etc.)

3.1, 19.1, 19.4, 19.7

VICSES

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate VICSES-managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities, unit buildings)

19.3, 19.4, 19.7

 

Critical Task 19.3: Undertake stabilisation and remediation works.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

Lead Agency to restore, clear and rehabilitate public buildings and assets managed within AV’s portfolio

3.1, 19.7

CFA

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate CFA managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.4, 19.7

CMA

Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) to restore, clear and rehabilitate waterways managed by CMAs, and support DELWP in its lead role of rehabilitating, restoring and reinstating public land and assets managed directly by DELWP, as well as public land and assets CMAs are responsible for.

18.3, 18.5

CityLink

Assess, restore and/or reconstruct CityLink to return to full operations, on the provision that resourcing and safety have been verified

19.4, 19.7

DELWP

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to:

 
  • rehabilitate, restore and reinstate public land and assets it is directly responsible for managing, and support PV and CMAs to deliver these responsibilities on public land and assets for which they are responsible

18.4

  • support the resilience of public land assets managed directly by DELWP, PV and CMAs

18.4

DET

Lead agency to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DET-managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities, schools)

3.1, 19.2, 19.7

DFFH

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DFFH managed public buildings and assets.

19.2, 19.4

DH

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DH managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.4

DJPR

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DJPR managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities)

19.2, 19.4

DoT

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DoT managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, rail, public amenities)

9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 19.1, 19.7

Eastlink

Restoration and/or reconstruction of Eastlink

19.4, 19.7

FRV

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate FRV managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.4, 19.7

Lendlease

Restore and /or reconstruct of Peninsula Link

19.4, 19.7

Parks Victoria

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate PV managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities)

19.2, 19.4, 19.7

Melbourne Water

Lead the delivery of the following recovery activities assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate Melbourne Water managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities)

19.2, 19.7

Municipal councils

When safe to do so, provide support to the incident and/or regional control centres through partial/full local road closures and determination of alternative routes

5.3

VICSES

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate VICSES-managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities, unit buildings)

19.2, 19.4, 19.7

Water Corporations

Lead the delivery to restore, clear and rehabilitate public buildings and assets managed within Water Corporations’ portfolio

19.7

 

Critical Task 19.4: Assess and prioritise restoration needs of the affected community.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

AEMO

Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) to DELWP (as lead Government liaison) to deliver:

  • electricity services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing electricity system security emergencies. AEMO operate and are responsible for the transmission system while other network operators manage the distribution system and the restoration of infrastructure and electric supply
  • gas services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing gas system security emergencies within the Victorian Declared Transmission System. Other pipeline operators manage non Declared Transmission System segments of the system, and the restoration of infrastructure and gas supply

19.1, 19.7

CFA

 

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate CFA managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.3, 19.7

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to assist farmers to repair and restore fences damaged by bushfire or suppression activities

19.2, 19.7

CityLink

Assess, restore and/or reconstruct CityLink to return to full operations, on the provision that resourcing and safety have been verified

19.3, 19.7

DELWP

 

Energy - responsibilities under Part 7A of the EM Act 2013 involve working with the energy sector to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, through formulation of policy, emergency risk management planning by operators, observing exercises for resilience improvement cycles and designating vital critical infrastructure where appropriate

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 19.5, 21.1, 21.3

Energy:

 
  • report on the impacts (loss and damage) to energy supply infrastructure to inform immediate priorities and recovery programs, including the restoration and supply of essential services

10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2, 19.7

  • coordinate intelligence to inform strategies and decision making for the safe and timely restoration of energy supplies to the community

19.1, 19.8

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to:

 
  • assist farmers repair and restore fences damaged by bushfire or suppression activities, working with CFA
 

15.2, 19.7

  • recover and rehabilitate reticulated sewerage, sanitation systems and wastewater management systems. Water Corporations lead recovery to restore services and DELWP oversee activities undertaken by Water Corporations

15.2, 19.7

  • ensure replacement of essential stock and domestic water taken from private landholders during firefighting operations is replaced as co-lead with CFA
 

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to:

 

15.2, 19.7

  • recover and rehabilitate reticulated sewerage, sanitation systems and wastewater management systems. Water Corporations lead recovery to restore services and DELWP oversee activities undertaken by Water Corporations

15.2, 19.7

  • ensure replacement of essential stock and domestic water taken from private landholders during firefighting operations is replaced as co-lead with CFA
 

DFFH

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DFFH managed public buildings and assets.

19.2, 19.3

DH

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DH managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.3

DJCS

Lead agency to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DJCS managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.7

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, 18.5

DJPR

Lead agency responsible to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DJPR managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities)

19.2, 19.3

Eastlink

Restoration and/or reconstruction of Eastlink

19.3, 19.7

FRV

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate FRV managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.3, 19.7

Lendlease

Restore and /or reconstruct of Peninsula Link

19.3, 19.7

Melbourne Water

Lead the delivery of the following recovery activities restore reticulated wastewater, sanitation systems and wastewater management by leading the restoration of sewerage /sanitation systems/wastewater systems for domestic use (co-lead with DELWP)

3.2, 19.7

Parks Victoria

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate PV managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities)

19.2, 19.3, 19.7

VicPol

Assess, restore, clean and rehabilitate VicPol owned or managed buildings or assets (e.g. public amenities, station buildings etc.)

3.1, 19.1, 19.2, 19.7

VICSES

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate VICSES-managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities, unit buildings)

19.2, 19.3, 19.7

 

Critical Task 19.5: Restore community infrastructure to be sustainable and more resilient to future events.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

BRV

Coordinate approved state-led clean-up of residential property

 

CityLink

Ensure long term operability of infrastructure, through the asset strategy and planning framework, including assessments and restoration when required

1.3, 19.1, 19.2

CMA

Support DELWP to deliver its recovery activities to implement balanced bushfire and flood recovery programs consistent with funding allocated

18.4

DELWP

Energy - responsibilities under Part 7A of the EM Act 2013 involve working with the energy sector to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, through formulation of policy, emergency risk management planning by operators, observing exercises for resilience improvement cycles and designating vital critical infrastructure where appropriate

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 19.4, 21.1, 21.3

VMIA

Assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs to act as insurer for, or provide insurance services, and ultimately resilience, to departments and participating bodies

4.6

 

Critical Task 19.6: Ensure continuity of critical infrastructure during restoration works.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink, Eastlink and Lendlease

Assist with on-going management of traffic on the arterial network if the Link is not available for use

9.3, 9.7, 19.7

DELWP

Energy

  • as lead Government liaison, works with AEMO which operates and is responsible for the transmission system while other network operators manage the distribution system and the restoration of infrastructure and electric supply

1.5, 3.2, 10.1, 19.6

Energy - Recovery Coordinating Agency (RecCA) for energy services, including Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) and Government liaison to:

  • work with AEMO to deliver recovery activity of gas services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing gas system security emergencies within the Victorian Declared Transmission System. Other pipeline operators manage non-Declared Transmission System segments of the system, and the restoration of infrastructure and gas supply
  • work with AEMO and electricity generation companies to deliver recovery activity of electricity services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing electricity system security emergencies

1.5, 3.2, 10.1

Melbourne Water

Implement plans and procedures for the continuity of services in the event of a threat or impact to Melbourne Water’s reticulated water supply systems, dams, reticulated wastewater (sewerage) systems, waterways and drainage assets

1.3, 1.5

VicTrack

Repair, recover and provide alternative public transport telecommunications services in times of system outages, other than services managed by DoT or transport franchise operators

19.7

 

Critical Task 19.7: Undertake and facilitate the restoration of critical infrastructure.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

AEMO

Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) to DELWP (as lead Government liaison) to deliver:

  • electricity services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing electricity system security emergencies. AEMO operate and are responsible for the transmission system while other network operators manage the distribution system and the restoration of infrastructure and electric supply
  • gas services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing gas system security emergencies within the Victorian Declared Transmission System. Other pipeline operators manage non Declared Transmission System segments of the system, and the restoration of infrastructure and gas supply

19.1, 19.4

AV

Lead Agency to restore, clear and rehabilitate public buildings and assets managed within AV’s portfolio

3.1, 19.3

CFA

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate CFA managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.3, 19.4

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to assist farmers to repair and restore fences damaged by bushfire or suppression activities

19.2, 19.4

CityLink

Assess, restore and/or reconstruct CityLink to return to full operations, on the provision that resourcing and safety have been verified

19.3, 19.4

CityLink, Eastlink and Lendlease

Assist with on-going management of traffic on the arterial network if the Link is not available for use

9.3, 9.7, 19.6

DELWP

 

Energy:

  • report on the impacts (loss and damage) to energy supply infrastructure to inform immediate priorities and recovery programs, including the restoration and supply of essential services

10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2, 19.4

Lead agency responsible to - assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DELWP managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities)

19.1

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to:

 

15.2, 19.4

  • recover and rehabilitate reticulated sewerage, sanitation systems and wastewater management systems. Water Corporations lead recovery to restore services and DELWP oversee activities undertaken by Water Corporations

15.2, 19.4

DET

Lead agency to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DET-managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities, schools)

3.1, 19.2, 19.3

DJCS

Lead agency to assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DJCS managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.4

DJPR

Recovery Lead agency (RecLA) responsible to lead government liaison to support the delivery of public telecommunications assets reinstatement, return to reliable supply and restoration of services by coordinating relevant information, working with telecommunication businesses as required

3.2

DoT

 

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to undertake the assessment, restoration, clean-up and rehabilitation of roads, bridges and tunnels

9.6, 9.7

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate DoT managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, rail, public amenities)

9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 19.1, 19.3

Eastlink

Restoration and/or reconstruction of Eastlink

19.3, 19.4

EMV

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to provide financial assistance to relevant government agencies and to Municipal councils where eligible for disaster expenditure including counter disaster operations and the restoration of essential municipal assets

3.1, 15.4

ESV

Gas:

  • Provide safety and technical advice to energy control agency in order to support overall strategies and decision making for recovering from gas emergency events (including safe restoration of gas supply and safety of any relief program for temporary gas supply to community)

19.1, 19.8

Electricity:

  • Provide safety and technical advice to energy control agency in order to support overall strategies and decision making for recovering from electricity emergency events and bushfire (including the safe restoration of electricity supply and safety of any relief program for temporary electricity supply to community)

19.1, 19.8

FRV

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate FRV managed public buildings and assets

19.2, 19.3, 19.4

Lendlease

Assist with on-going management of traffic on the arterial network if the Link is not available for use

9.3, 9.7, 19.6

Restore and /or reconstruct of Peninsula Link

19.3, 19.4

Melbourne Water

Lead the delivery of the following recovery activities:

 
  • restore reticulated wastewater, sanitation systems and wastewater management by leading the restoration of sewerage /sanitation systems/wastewater systems for domestic use (co-lead with DELWP)

3.2, 19.4

  • recovery and rehabilitation of reticulated water supply for domestic use by leading the restoration of these systems (co-lead with DELWP and metropolitan Water Corporations)
 
  • restore, clear and rehabilitate public buildings and assets managed within Melbourne Water’s portfolio

19.2

  • assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate Melbourne Water managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities)

19.2, 19.3

NBN Co

If appropriate, deploy a variety of mobile facilities into impacted communities with the aim of delivering limited/partial service restoration after service disruption driven through the impacts of a natural disaster event

3.3, 15.1

Parks Victoria

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate PV managed public buildings and assets (e.g. roads, bridges, public amenities)

19.2, 19.3, 19.4

Telstra

Provide priority fault restoration of Telstra services for response agencies

 

VBA

Participate in recovery building and plumbing activities with other responsible agencies, such as EMV and BRV

19.8

VicPol

Assess, restore, clean and rehabilitate VicPol owned or managed buildings or assets (e.g. public amenities, station buildings etc.)

3.1, 19.1, 19.2, 19.4

VICSES

Assess, restore, clear and rehabilitate VICSES-managed public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities, unit buildings)

19.2, 19.3, 19.4

VicTrack

 

Repair, recover and provide alternative public transport telecommunications services in times of system outages, other than services managed by DoT or transport franchise operators

19.6

Support DJPR to assist with telecommunications asset reinstatement

3.2

Support DoT to restore tram, bus, rail services

3.2

Water Corporations

 

Recovery Lead Agency (RecLA) to deliver:

  • recovery and rehabilitation of essential reticulated water supply for domestic use (co-lead with DELWP)
  • restore essential reticulated sewerage, sanitation systems and wastewater management systems for domestic use (co-lead with DELWP)

19.7

Lead the delivery to restore, clear and rehabilitate public buildings and assets managed within Water Corporations’ portfolio

19.3

 

Critical Task 19.8: Work with communities to transition recovery services and programs to mainstream community delivery / services.

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink, Eastlink and Lendlease

Participate on a Community Recovery Committee, if required

20.6

DELWP

Energy:

 
  • coordinate intelligence to inform strategies and decision making for the safe and timely restoration of energy supplies to the community

19.1, 19.4

  • provide advice to communities on the installation and restoration of energy supplies that enhance resilience and mitigate the reliance on main energy supplies following an emergency

6.3, 6.4, 6.6

VBA

Participate in recovery building and plumbing activities with other responsible agencies, such as EMV and BRV

19.7

Support planning and related approvals for temporary accommodation and rebuilding as required