Re­cov­ery groups to fo­cus on next steps

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

“WE have a mas­sive job ahead so let’s roll up our sleeves and get on with it,” said Coun­cil­lor John Collins as he chaired a meet­ing of the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil’s Lo­cal Re­cov­ery Group last week.

Deputy mayor Collins said each of the sub-groups would be chaired by a coun­cil­lor and would have a spe­cific fo­cus area dur­ing the re­cov­ery.

“There are four Re­cov­ery Sub-Groups which will fo­cus on Hu­man So­cial, Eco­nomic, En­vi­ron­ment and In­fra­struc­ture el­e­ments, and each group held their ini­tial meet­ings yes­ter­day (April 5) to re­port back to the steer­ing group,” he said.

“It will be each group’s role to pro­vide lead­er­ship and map out a way for­ward, which has al­ready com­menced hav­ing been busy work­ing be­hind the scenes to co­or­di­nate sup­port and ad­vice from a di­verse range of agen­cies.

There are more than 26 dif­fer­ent Fed­eral and State gov­ern­ment agen­cies that make up each group, along with lo­cal eco­nomic, so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal groups.

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