Community led recovery: evidence, dimensions and supports for Community Recovery Committees | Natural Hazards Research Australia

Community led recovery: evidence, dimensions and supports for Community Recovery Committees

Research theme
  • Resilient communities
  • Evidence-informed policy, strategy and foresight
Project type

Core research

Project status

In progress

This project will:

  1. develop  a broad description of Community Recovery Committees (CRCs) based on insights from CRC members and recovery agencies
  2. test and validate the Self-assessment Tool for Community Recovery Committees, developed through the Community-led recovery project
  3. investigate the representativeness of CRCs by looking at their social networks within the community.

This project is co-funded by Emergency Management Victoria. Bushfire Recovery Victoria co-funded Phase 1 of the project under the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Black Summer program.

Research team
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Lisa Gibbs
Research leader
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Colin Gallagher
Researcher
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Kate Brady
Researcher
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Hannah Morrice
Researcher
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Yvette Clarke
End-user
Project details

While there is existing research that establishes why CRCs are important, there is only limited information that exists to guide CRCs in their formation, planning and how they engage with other organisations, such as government bodies. There is also only limited research about how representative CRCs are. 

The results of this research will:

  • provide CRCs with a tool to help them form, plan and identify help needed
  • improve the shared understanding between CRCs and the agencies working in recovery about how they can work together
  • help CRCs understand how they are positioned within their community
  • help agencies better understand the role, dynamics and challenges facing CRCs.