Emergency Relief and Recovery is not the exclusive domain of any single agency. All agencies and organisations willing to participate have an important role to play. This recognises that recovery must be a whole-of-government and a whole-of-community process.
The agreed roles and responsibilities of agencies under these arrangements are consistent with Part 7 of the Emergency Management Manual Victoria .
Municipal councils are required by the Emergency Management Act (1986) to prepare a Municipal Emergency Management Plan. This plan details the local arrangements for the management of recovery activities.
The Municipal Recovery Manager is responsible for the coordination of municipal resources in recovering from emergencies, and has full delegated powers to deploy and manage Councilís resources during emergencies.
Some of these functions will have begun before recovery officially begins.
There are a number of personnel provided by Council who are directly involved in the Relief and Recovery phases. Their positions are:
Council may co-opt additional staff if necessary in order to fulfil its relief and recovery responsibilities.
There are also personnel provided by other recovery agencies to assist Council. These include:
Generally, Council is expected to have resources to cover these positions for a Tier 1 emergency. A Tier 2 emergency may require case management and other external support. In the event of a Tier 3 emergency the State Government will arrange for one or more of the following: case management, community hubs, community development officers, and State officer support.
6.13 Community Recovery Committee
6.15 Post Impact Assessment