New agency Resilience NSW created for disaster recovery

New agency Resilience NSW created for disaster recovery
New agency Resilience NSW created for disaster recovery

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that a new agency, called Resilience NSW, has been founded with a charter to focus on on preparedness and disaster recovery for NSW.

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons will head the new agency after retiring as Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

“It is the right time to establish a new agency as we all work together to tackle the issues arising from COVID-19, while still supporting the hundreds of communities that have felt the impact of bushfires, hailstorms, floods and storms during the 2019-2020 season of natural disasters," said ICA Head of Risk and Operations Karl Sullivan.

“Commissioner Fitzsimmons, an expert in natural disaster preparation, prevention and management, is the ideal person to head Resilience NSW."

Resilience NSW will oversee and coordinate emergency management policy, service delivery and all aspects of disaster recovery at a state, national and international level.

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