​State Recovery Projects

Key State Recovery projects and programs are listed below:

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State Recovery Cadre

The State Recovery Cadre aims to provide a team of pre-identified and endorsed individuals, who have expertise in a particular field, to support a local government-led, State supported recovery effort, after an emergency.

State Recovery Cadre support would be provided only when there are gaps in capability and capacity, and only when formally requested by the local government to the State Recovery Coordinator.

Through the State Recovery Coordinator, the State can provide recovery support for emergencies that go beyond the capability and capacity of the affected local government(s).

The State Recovery Cadre positions which support recovery operations after an emergency that requires State assistance include:

  • Project Manager – Ensures recovery projects are delivered in a coordinated and effective way utilising associated budgets/funding and within required timeframes.
  • Project Manager – Clean Up – Provides advice to ensure clean-up projects are delivered in a coordinated and effective way utilising associated budgets/funding and within required timeframes.
  • Media/Communications Officer – Supports the recovery communications work in partnership with impacted local governments to keep communities engaged and informed.
  • Administration Officer - Undertake a range of administrative duties providing support to key recovery roles.
  • Finance Officer – Provide financial management support for event-related activities.
  • Waste Management Coordinator – Manage and oversee the available contractors and coordinate the Emergency Waste Management Plan.
  • Local Government Impact Assessor – Undertake ongoing assessment of impacts within the affected community/s.
  • Spontaneous Volunteer and Donations Coordinator – Supports the management of spontaneous volunteer and donated items.

Recovery Network

The Recovery Network is a free one-hour webinar or face-to-face meeting on recovery issues identified by the emergency management sector.

Held on a quarterly basis, the Recovery Network is an initiative of the DFES Recovery Directorate and WALGA. The purpose is to establish a Western Australian network for individuals who have roles and responsibilities in recovery, with an aim to build collaborative relationships and develop recovery capability and capacity across the State.

Local governments hold much of WA's recovery expertise and, as a result, play a vital role in ensuring all regions, no matter their size, resources or experience, are able to undertake recovery work to support communities affected by emergencies.

To register for the Recovery Network, contact the DFES Recovery Directorate Project and Policy Officer on:

Phone: (08) 9395 9300

Email: loren.bebich@dfes.wa.gov.au