The Emergency Management Act (1986) states that recovery is “the assisting of persons and communities affected by emergencies to achieve a proper and effective level of functioning” (Sec. 4A).
Recovery from emergencies is a developmental process of assisting individuals and communities to manage the re-establishment of those elements of society necessary for their wellbeing.
The process involves cooperation between all levels of government, non-government organisations, community agencies and the private sector in consideration of:
During recovery, governments and communities work together to assist affected individuals and communities to move towards a healthy, safe and functioning environment.
6.2 Emergency Relief Definition