Recovery – the support of emergency affected communities in the reconstruction and restoration of physical infrastructure, the environment and community, psychosocial and economic wellbeing (s. 3(d)
Emergency Management Act 2005 (EM Act)).
State Recovery is part of the Resilience and Recovery Directorate within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
State Recovery leads Western Australia's responsibility for State-level disaster recovery. Two key strategic goals are:
The State Recovery Team supports a whole-of-government approach to recovery preparation and the operation of State-level recovery for short to medium term recovery coordination, when required.
The objectives of recovery activities are to:
The State's recovery activities are guided by the
National Principles for Disaster Recovery. Successful recovery relies on the following six principles: