Recovery Exercise pilot workshops in South Australia and Tasmania

The Recovery Exercise Toolkit will provide practical guidance and a set of resources, templates and slides to enable emergency planners to follow a guided pathway in the development and facilitation of a recovery exercise.

AIDR is partnering with the National Recovery and Resilience Agency to develop a Recovery Exercise Toolkit that will complement AIDR’s Managing Exercises and Community Recovery Handbooks. The Toolkit will support Emergency Management Committees, Councils and other groups in their recovery planning and capability development through exercising at regional and local emergency management levels.

The Toolkit materials were recently pilot tested in Recovery Exercise pilot workshops held in the Barossa Emergency Management Zone in South Australia and the Break O Day Municipality in Tasmania. The full day workshops were an opportunity for councils and other recovery stakeholders to explore recovery considerations commonly faced by communities in the short, medium and longer term. Exercise discussions addressed:

  • Impacts and consequences across the short, medium and longer term and recovery considerations across recovery environments (infrastructure, economic, social, environmental)
  • Fundamentals of Community Recovery
  • Coordinating recovery support for people with a disability, and
  • Coordinating recovery support for indigenous people

The Recovery Exercise Toolkit in now in the final phases of development and will be freely available on the AIDR Knowledge Hub soon.