6.15 Post Impact Assessment

A Post Impact Assessment draws upon information gathered from the Initial Impact Assessment and is an appraisal of the extent of damage, disruption and breakdown to the community and its infrastructure resulting from the emergency event.

To facilitate this process (as shown in the following figure; The Cross Sector Coordination Model for the Restoration of Essential Infrastructure and Services) the MRM supported by the Emergency Management Group will as early as practicable:

  • Survey the extent of damage and evaluate financial and material aid needs.
  • Provide a priority listing to assist agencies in the performance of their functions to address community needs.
  • Monitor the acquisition and application of financial and material aid required during the recovery period.
  • Create a clear, implementable, and timely Municipal Recovery Action Plan as required (large scale emergency).
  • As required deploy Municipal Building Surveyor, Environmental Health Officer and any other relevant specialist staff to conduct assessments.
  • Survey the emotional and social impact of the event for both individuals and the community.

Colac Otway Shire Council will record impact assessment data provided using CrisisWorks (formerly MECC Central) in the People and Properties function.

Figure 31 The Cross Sector Coordination Model for the Restoration of Essential Infrastructure and Services

Source: Part 4 EMMV

6.14 Emergency Relief and Recovery Roles and Responsibilities

6.16 Clean Up