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Local Disaster Management Group Recovery Responsibilities
Local Disaster Management Groups (LDMGs) must ensure that recovery arrangements are prepared for, planned for and implemented to support their applicable local government area. Under section 30 of the Disaster Management Act 2003, the responsibility for coordinating the disaster recovery effort remains with the local group. LDMGs should identify personnel able to lead recovery operations across each functional area to ensure they can be trained and prepared for their role.
A Local Recovery Group will be established during operations to ensure recovery operations are implemented effectively. This group will be supported and assisted, if required, by the Brisbane District Disaster Management Group. The Redland City Local Recovery Group will work closely with the State Government functional lead agencies to ensure an effective, coordinated disaster recovery effort. The district provides resources to the local level based on impact assessments and agreed service delivery arrangements, ensuring resources required are available and prioritised accordingly. The State Recovery Group will support the local recovery group throughout recovery operations, if required.
Activation of Recovery Arrangements
The Chair of the Redland City LDMG will activate the Redland City Local Recovery Group which has a permanently appointed Local Recovery Coordinator. The Local Recovery Coordinator will have overall responsibility for coordinating all aspects of recovery. The Local Recovery Coordinator will activate the Redland City Local Recovery Group.
- Recovery responses to commence
- The establishment of actual resource commitments from member agencies to meet the specific needs of a disaster even
- The development of disaster-specific operational plans
- The deployment of staff
- The provision of recovery services.
The Redland City Local Recovery Group will implement the Disaster Recovery Plan that provides a coordinated approach to all aspects of recovery services. Dependent on the type of disaster and the extent of the impacts, the Redland City Local Recovery Group will appoint Coordinators responsible for establishing and managing recovery teams for each of the functions, as required.
It is important to note that Recovery Group members may be required to provide responses to small-scale and localised events when the Redland City Local Recovery Group has not been formally activated. This level of coordination would be considered part of normal agency responsibilities. The following diagram depicts the structure of the Redland City Local Recovery Group.