COVID-19 coronavirus: Leading WA’s recovery

Information about WA’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: 9 July 2020 at 8.00am

The WA Government is progressing its plan to get WA back on its feet.

The impacts are significant, and recovery will require the efforts of every Western Australian. It is a shared responsibility where the public, private and not-for-profit sectors partner with the State’s diverse communities.

The WA Government has committed $2.3 billion to support businesses, households and community organisations, and to stimulate the economy.

Sharyn O’Neill is the State Recovery Controller with responsibility for developing, coordinating and overseeing the recovery process.

Based on a partnership approach, recovery brings together the best resources across the State — the people, the skills, the expertise and the hard work of Western Australians in business, industry, not-for-profit organisations, unions, the public sector, local governments and the community.

Recovery is organised around 5 key areas:

  • health
  • economy and infrastructure
  • social
  • industry
  • regions.

A key step is the development of a State Recovery Plan based on the known impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listening to Western Australians

To inform the development of a State Recovery Plan, a range of engagement activities will take place in June.

A State Recovery Advisory Group has been set up with representatives from key Western Australian stakeholders across business, industry, not-for-profit organisations, trade unions, the public sector, local government and the community. A one-day facilitated workshop was held on Thursday, 11 June 2020, to provide strategic advice to help guide the development of the COVID-19 State Recovery Plan.

The group provided input on the WA Government’s Draft Impact Statement, developed to summarise the known and emerging impacts of COVID-19 and focusing on the 5 key recovery areas listed above.

The Impact Statement will continue to be developed in consultation with the State Recovery Advisory Council and will guide the State Recovery Plan to rebuild the State’s economy.

WA Government Ministers are hosting a series of roundtable discussions over the next fortnight that will include key stakeholders in areas such as health, mental health, tourism, seniors and ageing, the disability sector, Aboriginal wellbeing, culture and the arts, education and training, and regional communities.

In addition, a range of forums and other engagements are taking place through networks and processes inside and outside of Government.

iThink, the WA Government's online ideas platform is the community's opportunity to have your say on WA's recovery.

State Recovery Advisory Group members

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  • Chris Rodwell, CCI WA
  • Paul Everingham, CME
  • Claire Wilkinson, APPEA
  • Nicole Lockwood, Freight and Logistics Council of WA
  • John Langoulant, Infrastructure WA
  • Meredith Hammat, UnionsWA
  • Bradley Woods, Australian Hotels Association (WA)
  • Cath Hart, Housing Industry Association
  • John Gelavis, Master Builders Association
  • Tracey Roberts, WALGA
  • Rhys Turton, Farmers Federation
  • Louise Giolitto, WACOSS
  • Michelle Mackenzie, Shelter WA
  • Donna Chung, Women's Council
  • Evan Hall, Tourism Council WA
  • Ross Wortham, Youth Affairs Council WA
  • Shelagh Magadza, Chamber of Arts and Culture
  • Rod Jones, Study Perth
  • Tanya Steinbeck, UDIA
  • Paula Rogers, CEDA
  • Piers Verstegen, Conservation Council
  • Jonathon Ford, WA Aboriginal Advisory Council
  • John Van Der Wielen, HBF
  • Sandra Brewer, Property Council of WA
  • Rob Thompson, CEO SportWest
  • Kitty Prodonovich, Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Page reviewed 9 July 2020
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