City Kicks-off Kwinana Recovery Coordination Group

2020-04-08T10:00:00

​​7 April 2020​

The City of Kwinana is starting to look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic by becoming one of the first councils in Western Australia to activate its Local Recovery Coordination Group.

Holding their first meeting on Thursday, 2 April 2020 the Kwinana Local Recovery Co-ordination Group, chaired by City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams, included representation from the City of Kwinana, Department of Communities, Department of Education, South Metropolitan Health Services, Kwinana Police and the Offices of Roger Cook MLA and Madeleine King MP.

Mayor Carol Adams said the City initiated the group to ensure that the City was proactively planning for the future and that the Kwinana community was well placed to return to normal life as quickly as possible post the pandemic.

“While we have not experienced the full effects of the COVID-19 pandemic yet in Australia, it is important that communities turn their thoughts to recovery as soon as possible in order to be better prepared to meet the challenges and impacts that will arise in the months to come,” she said.

“The purpose of the Kwinana Local Recovery Coordination Group is to consider the States Recovery Plan and develop a responsive plan that looks at local arrangements which ensure positive outcomes for the Kwinana community on the other side of this pandemic. The group has agreed on the formation for a number of sub-committees which will focus on community support and economic development,” she said.

The key objectives for the Kwinana Local Recovery Coordination Group include:

  • ensuring information is available through the formation of local networks on the impact of the pandemic on the local community and enables the identification of any emerging gaps in services or supports;
  • government/community structures are able to continue to support community health and wellbeing;
  • measures are in place to combat social isolation, loneliness and community disconnection;
  • communication remains timely and consistent across the different agencies involved;
  • local initiatives are being developed to complement Federal and State stimulus and support measures to keep local businesses operating and employing local people; and
  • coordination of local recovery efforts.

The next Kwinana Local Recovery Coordination Group meeting will take place this week (beginning Monday, 6 April 2020) with the sub-committee meetings also commencing this week.​

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