Bega Valley Shire Council has posted to it's Social media page:
Learning the lessons of our recent bushfire and flood experience is key. Taking time to stop, reflect, and build strength and resilience for next time is good practice. Staff from right across council this week held a debrief on our recent experience. Over 140 staff were involved in the community response during those dark days.
"We had the community's back at a critical time in our history and we can be very proud of how we responded," General Manager Leanne Barnes says. "We stand ready to face the next challenge with our community. Thank you for your support, patience, and understanding to date."
The debrief also highlighted areas for improvement including staff communications, data sharing across agencies, and facilities at evacuation centres.
Continuing to building emergency response into our day to day operations was also acknowledged.
"This is the biggest disaster recovery operation in Australia's history," says Dick Adams, NSW Government Southern NSW Recovery Coordinator.
Above: Council staff met this week to debrief on the recent bushfire and flood experience. Photo: BVSC