Economic recovery starts immediately after response and relief actions, planning for recovery starts during response and relief.
|Response and relief||Stage 1: Stabilisation||Stage 2: Stimulus||Stage 3: Productivity and resilience|
|Managing immediate impacts||Managing short-term impacts to ensure business survival (0-3 months)||Stimulus to support recovery to a self-sufficient and sustainable 'new normal' (3 - 12 months)||Future-proofing against economic shocks and longer-term transitions (> 12 months)|
Moving through recovery can be a long process, with phased planning used to assist in coordination across multiple levels of government and with community. These phases are dependent on the scale and needs of an emergency or shock. Recovery phases include addressing the short, medium and long-term recovery needs of communities through economic stabilisation, growth and resilience. In the case of large-scale, protracted and complex events, these phases may overlap or occur simultaneously in different areas across the state. Regardless, recovery planning and preparation begins immediately.
Stage 1: Stabilisation
Managing short-term impacts to ensure business survival for next three months
This phase addresses the immediate needs of impacted areas and communities, while longer term planning is underway and activities shift away from emergency response and relief. Examples of early recovery support services during this phase include:
- business advice and signposting to relevant services
- short-term planning to address immediate needs
- encouraging visitation, when safe to do so
- financial assistance and relief where activated, such as clean up and reinstatement, or direct support for businesses and primary producers.
Stage 2: Stimulus
Investment and stimulus to support recovery to a self-sufficient and sustainable ‘new normal
During this phase of approximately three to 12 months, further assessment and planning is underway while medium to long-term recovery activities begin. More targeted and locally-led recovery measures may occur during this time, including:
- tailored support to key business and industry sectors
- support for local jobs and business
- longer-term assessment and planning
- consumer and business confidence considerations.
Stage 3: Productivity and Resilience
Future-proofing against economic shocks and longer-term transitions
Depending on the nature of the emergency event, this may occur over a year or more. It is recognised that for significant events that recovery is a long term activity and includes more complex actions including:
- • strategic planning
- • long term plans for growth and resilience
- • consideration of underpinning infrastructure
- • re-skilling and industry transition
- • where relevant, returning to ‘business as usual’ for organisations and agencies.