State Recovery Co-ordinator appointed
Assistant Director-General, Emergency Management Queensland Bruce Grady was today named Queensland’s first State Recovery Co-ordinator for the current flooding crisis.
The State Recovery Co-ordinator is a position created under the new Disaster Management Act which came into effect on November 1. This is the first appointment to this position.
Mr Grady will coordinate the state-wide recovery operations for communities impacted by flood events on behalf of the State Disaster Management Group.
Mr Grady said, in this role, he would ensure the communities impacted by this disaster were receiving the necessary support and services to get back on their feet.
“I will be working hand in hand with the State Disaster Co-ordinator QPS Deputy Commissioner Ian Stewart and Local Government authorities to ensure we are helping the communities affected by this disaster.
“Successful disaster recovery like disaster operations occurs most effectively at the local level. Disaster recovery is the coordinated process of supporting affected individuals and communities in the human-social, economic, environmental and infrastructure functions,” he said.
Mr Grady will ensure that Local Recovery Co-ordinators appointed by the affected Local Governments are receiving the necessary support and assistance to provide effective disaster recovery.
Mr Grady is the chair of the State Recovery Group and has previously supported communities recovering from disasters.
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