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Pandemic Readiness & Recovery Plan January 2021

A Municipal COVID-19 Pandemic Readiness and Recovery Plan was adopted by Council on 2 February 2021 for implementation through to 30 June 2021.

The Municipal Readiness and Recovery Plan’s purpose is to guide community recovery from, and transition through, the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plan brings together community and business perspectives, evidence and research gathered throughout the COVID-19 period, as well as specialist knowledge and insights from council teams and departments across Council.

With the move towards ‘COVID Normal’, the Municipal Pandemic Readiness and Recovery Plan has been developed to guide Council through to the end of the 2020/21.

Our 2020 Pandemic journey is summarised highlighting key impacts and responses, as well as a broad range of recovery actions to be completed in the first half of 2021.

Consistent with the identified role of local government as the coordinator of local relief and recovery activities, this Plan aligns with the community vision, Whittlesea 2040 and the objectives of the Victorian State Emergency Relief Plan for COVID-19. It outlines key directions and an action plan which are designed to assist the community back to a state of normal functioning.

Council is engaging with the community in early 2021 to further develop a new City of Whittlesea Council Plan 2021-2025 which includes COVID-19 pandemic responses. This process will explore implementation opportunities to guide the roll-out of the $2 million Community Recovery Fund.