Economic & Social Recovery Activities
While the COVID-19 situation is far from over, the crisis is starting to come under control in Australia and thoughts are moving to economic and social recovery.
At a state level, the Premier has established the Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council to provide advice to the Government on strategies and initiatives to support the short to medium, and the longer term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The full media release for this announcement can be found on the Premier’s website.
At a regional level the North West Social Recovery Sub-Committee has been meeting weekly for the last month and is circulating weekly action summaries to its members. Sharing information at this level between the member agencies – including Department of Human Services, Tas Ambulance, Police, Red Cross, Tasmanian Fire Service, and SES, amongst others – enables a cohesive approach to recovery, minimising duplication of effort and filling any gaps in service.
The Cradle Coast Authority are looking to the region’s economic recovery. This week has seen the launch of the Regional Recovery Hub on the CCA website. You can read their press release here:
On King Island, the approach to recovery is detailed under the Municipal Emergency Management Plan and Council is working closely with a number of on and off-Island agencies to complete this important task. A Municipal Recovery Sub-Committee is being considered with meetings scheduled in the next week with stakeholders representing both economic and social to discuss how best to move forward.
Council is well connected to the regional and state entities formulating the recovery task and will continue to advocate strongly for the needs of our community.