​​Recovery Toolbox

The Recovery Toolbox contains supporting tools and materials that have been developed to aid and assist in the emergency recovery management process.

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​TOOL NAME

TOOL DESCRIPTION AND USE​

TOOL DOWNLOAD​

​Local Recovery Coordinator Aide Memoire ('Checklist')

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Description

A 4-page quick reference guide which outlines:

  • role and functions of the Local Recovery Coordinator, pre, during and post an emergency event
  • potential membership for the Local Recovery Coordination Group (commonly known as the "Recovery Committee").
  • An action checklist outlining tasks with approximate timeframes prior to an emergency event; within 48 hours; within one week; and within 1-12 months.

 

Who is the Local Recovery Coordinator Aide Memoire for?

  • Local Recovery Coordinator
  • All local government recovery staff (including CEO, executive and community liaison staff, Councillors, President, etc.)
  • Emergency management practitioners
  • Emergency management training providers and students

 

When should the Local Recovery Coordinator Aide Memoire be read?

During Prevention – recommended
During Preparednesshighly recommended
During Response – recommended
During Recoveryhighly recommended

Aide Memoire – Local Recovery Coordinator

word version – you may wish to use the "Membership" or "Action Checklist" as a starting point and add or delete as appropriate.

​Local Recovery Coordination Group Aide Memoire ('Checklist')

(LRCG commonly known as the "Recovery Committee")

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​Description

A 4-page quick reference guide which outlines:

  • role and functions of the Local Recovery Coordination group (commonly known as the "Recovery Committee") during the recovery phase of an emergency event.
  • potential membership for the Local Recovery Coordination Group.
  • An action checklist outlining tasks with approximate timeframes within one week; within one month; and within 12 months or longer.

 

Who is it for?

  • Local Recovery Coordinator
  • All local government recovery staff (including CEO, executive and community liaison staff, Councillors, President, etc.)
  • Emergency management practitioners
  • Emergency management training providers and students

 

When do I read it?

During Prevention – recommended
During Preparednesshighly recommended
During Response – recommended
During Recoveryhighly recommended

Aide Memoire – Local Recovery Coordination Group

 

word version – you may wish to use the "Membership" or "Action Checklist" as a starting point and add or delete as appropriate.

​Local Recovery Plan

(TEMPLATE)

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Description

A 9-page Local Recovery Template which can be used as a guide to assist local governments prepare their own area specific Plan.

 

Who Prepares a Local Recovery Plan?

  • local government (s. 41(4) Emergency Management Act 2005)
  • Local Emergency Management Committee should also be engaged
  • Local Recovery Coordinator, in conjunction with local government, develops Plan for endorsement by Council of the Local Government.

 

Why do Local Governments need to prepare Local Recovery Plans?

The Local Recovery Plan addresses the restoration of emotional, social, economic and physical wellbeing of a community, the reconstruction of infrastructure and the provision of support services following an emergency.

 

When do Local Governments prepare and update Local Recovery Plans?

  • When a new local government has been formally established
  • Contact lists reviewed and updated quarterly
  • Review Plan after an event where the Plan was implemented
  • Review Plan after training that exercises the arrangements
  • Review Plan every five years, as risks may change due to climate/weather conditions

Local Recovery Plan

word version – the editable template should be used as a guide only (some headings and suggested inclusions may be more relevant to your community and your area) to assist local governments to prepare their own area specific Local Recovery Plan.

Operational Recovery Plan

(TEMPLATE)

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Description

A 2-page Operational Recovery Template which can be used as a guide to assist local governments. Depending upon the extent of the restoration and reconstruction required, the Local Recovery Coordinator and Local Recovery Coordination Group should develop an Operational Recovery Plan setting out the recovery process to be implemented that is event specific.

 

Who Prepares an Operational Recovery Plan?

The Local Recovery Coordinator and Local Recovery Coordination Group (commonly known as the "Recovery Committee")

 

Why do Local Governments need to prepare Operational Recovery Plans?

To record, track and manage the operational recovery activities for large scale events which require extensive restoration and reconstruction.

 

When do Local Governments prepare Operational Recovery Plans?

It is at the discretion of the Local Recovery Coordination Group when to prepare an Operational Recovery Plan. Generally, once all known and emerging impacts are known, the Group can determine that if the damage is extensive and may take significant time to repair, that an Operational Recovery Plan is required.

Operational Recovery Plan

 

word version – the editable template should be used as a guide only (some headings and suggested inclusions may be more relevant to your community and your area) to assist local governments to prepare their own area specific and event specific Operational Recovery Plan.

​Case Study – Esperance Fires 2019: LRCG Natural Sub Committee

(LRCG commonly known as the "Recovery Committee")

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​Description

A 4-page case study prepared by Mel Ammon, Manager Community Support, Shire of Esperance, detailing how the Local Recovery Coordination Group (commonly known as the "Recovery Committee") formed the Natural Subcommittee (referred to as the "Environmental" Subcommittee) to manage recovery of the extensive damage to Aboriginal heritage sites caused by the Esperance 2019 fires. The case study is a practical tool to assist other local governments in forming subcommittees to undertake specific recovery activities.

 

Who is the Case Study for?

  • Local Recovery Coordinators
  • All local government recovery staff (including CEO, executive and community liaison staff, Councillors, President, etc.)
  • Emergency management practitioners
  • Emergency management training providers and students
Case Study – Esperance Fires 2019 LRCG Natural Sub Committee

 

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​Case Study – City of Rockingham – COVID-19: LRCG Social Subcommittee and LRCG Economic Subcommittee

(LRCG commonly known as the "Recovery Committee")

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​Description

A 7-page case study prepared by David Caporn, Manager Compliance and Emergency Liaison Manager COVID-19 Business Continuity, City of Rockingham, detailing how the Local Recovery Coordination Group (commonly known as the "Recovery Committee") formed both the Social Subcommittee and Economic Subcommittee to manage recovery during COVID-19 in 2020. The case study is a practical tool to assist other local governments in forming subcommittees to undertake specific recovery activities.

 

Who is the Case Study for?

  • Local Recovery Coordinators
  • All local government recovery staff (including CEO, executive and community liaison staff, Councillors, President, etc.)
  • Emergency management practitioners
  • Emergency management training providers and students
Case Study – City of Rockingham COVID-19 LRCG Social Subcommittee and Economic Subcommittee            

 

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