Recovery groups to focus on next steps
“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.