National Recovery and Resilience Agency Launched
On Wednesday 5 May, the Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison launched the National Recovery and Resilience Agency at an event in Townsville, Queensland.
The Recovery and Resilience Agency brings together the National Bushfire Recovery Agency and the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency.
This agency will draw on lessons learned through the challenges our communities have faced such as floods, bushfire, drought and impacts from COVID-19 to respond promptly so that recovery can commence sooner so that individuals, communities and businesses can better prepare for future shocks.
“People who have been hit by a disaster or who are struggling under the heavy weight of prolonged drought, want to talk to a person, someone who understands what they are going through. The National Recovery and Resilience Agency will have its ‘boots on the ground’ through a national network of Recovery Support Officers who come from, live and work in communities across Australia.” The Hon Shane L Stone AC QC, National Coordinator-General Drought & North Queensland Floods. Visit www.recovery.gov.au for more information or click here for the full media release.