As shown in the following figure, initial recovery management is undertaken at the municipal level. The impact of an event may lead to community needs that exceed the capacity of a municipal council. The Council may then seek to escalate the level of management to a regional level. This escalation provides an additional layer of management rather than a replacement layer. Further escalation to the state level of management may be necessary in respect of certain service needs in very large or complex events.
Figure 29 - Recovery Escalation Criteria
Source: Colac Otway Shire
6.9 Municipal Coordination and Management Arrangements
6.11 Recovery Coordination