Recovery after an emergency
Emergencies such as bushfires and floods may damage the built and natural environment. Fast action is often needed to stop the damage getting worse.
Actions to recover from a fire or flood may start while the emergency is still active and may keep going for many months.
Parks and forests
Emergencies that affect parks and forests may force the closure of roads, tracks and visitor facilities.
They may make the area unsafe to visit by causing hazards such as dangerous trees and landslips. They may pollute water supplies, injure wildlife, burn trees and destroy assets such as picnic tables.
To find out about DEPI's recovery roles in forests and parks, see public land recovery.
Farm recovery after bushfire
To find out more about recovery of rural enterprises after a fire and flood.
During recovery DEPI works closely with community groups, organisations and emergency management agencies. These partners include local government and:
- Department of Human Services (DHS)
- Country Fire Authority (CFA)
- State Emergency Service (SES)
- Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF)
State Emergency Relief and Recovery Plan
The State Emergency Relief and Recovery Plan facilitates collaboration between all agencies and organisations responsible for supporting the relief and recovery of communities that have been affected by emergencies in Victoria.
The plan is developed in accordance with the Emergency Management Act 1986 and forms Part 4 of the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.
The Department of Human Services coordinates statewide and regional emergency recovery, collaborating with municipal councils who are responsible at the local level.