Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) is a government body that shares responsibility for ensuring Victoria’s emergency management system is sustainable, effective and community-focused.
Reform within the emergency management sector gave EMV responsibility for coordinating recovery following emergencies, including bushfires and floods. EMV adopted a community-focused model characterised by increased engagement and representation. After reviewing the recovery phase of two bushfires, Nous worked with EMV to deliver a Resilient Recovery Strategy.
Nous reviewed relief and recovery efforts to identify gaps and improvement opportunities, informing the Resilient Recovery Strategy. We:
The Resilient Recovery Strategy was endorsed by the State Crisis and Resilience Council, the government body responsible for providing emergency management policy and strategy advice. It is shifting the focus of recovery towards preparation and planning, placing the community at the centre and ensuring recovery activities support community resilience.