Following any major incident or disaster, the community needs to be able to return to day-to-day business as soon as possible. To achieve this, basic utilities and functions need to be restored and usual operations resumed as a priority. These include, but are not limited to:
- exclusion zones reopened or downsized
- immediate and ongoing services to meet psycho-social wellbeing needs
- transport arrangements in place
- businesses re-opened and operating
- schools and school activities affected by the incident re-opened and operating
- basic utilities such as water, electricity restored
- vital infrastructure restored
- IT and telecommunications restored.
Recovery centres will be established and will enable victims, and family and friends of people affected by the event to access appropriate services and assistance such as temporary accommodation etc.
The State Emergency Recovery Controller from the NSW Department of Justice will establish the State Recovery Committee and coordinate the deployment of resources for the recovery operation.
NSW Health is the lead agency in cases of recovery from incidents involving widespread and longer term health issues and counselling services.