The objective of this review is to identify opportunities to improve strategies for engaging with communities and supporting community recovery following a major emergency.

The review examines community recovery strategies, their implementation and effectiveness in supporting recovery of fire-affected communities.

In conducting this review, IGEM selected the municipalities of East Gippsland Shire and Hume City as case studies for the review, based on the impacts of the 2013–14 summer fire season.

IGEM is grateful for the participation and assistance of East Gippsland Shire and Hume City council representatives in preparing this report, and thanks residents who provided their time to share their experiences of the 2013–14 fires.

The Review of community recovery following the 2013-14 Victorian bushfires was published on 24 February 2016.

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