Meticulous preparation and planning for disaster recovery is vital, and adherence to the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act (1989) (the Act) is paramount. This provides structure to response and recovery management, minimises risk to rescue personnel and ensures that affected communities receive the best support possible. Critically, holistic recovery arrangements, whilst a separate feature of community confidence, are an important adjunct to the response arrangements provided by the emergency services.
CP-SIIG provides consultancy services to relevant Federal, State and Local Government agencies on the Act and its requirements. This provides for the pre-planning of scenarios, and the coordination of roles for various Government rescue, response and recovery services, as well as volunteer and industry-based organisations.
CP-SIIG’s service providers have substantial experience in the coordination of recovery efforts and assisting communities in regaining confidence in the aftermath of natural disasters with many having received multiple commendations for their service and leadership in disaster recovery management situations.