Social Recovery Reference Group

The Social Recovery Reference Group (SRRG) is established to drive the human and social perspective in emergency management, promoting the centrality of community in all recovery efforts following a disaster and in preparing for future events.



The following are among the papers endorsed by the SRRG, indicating nationally agreed approaches:

Post Disaster Temporary Housing project

Part one: Literature review

Part Two: Underway with Natural Hazards Research Australia

Community-led project

Part one: Literature review

Part two: Case studies

Part three: Report

Part four: One page Visual on Community-Led Recovery (3 sizes, 1 B&W)

This resource is aimed at leaders new to community recovery after disaster, and supports the Report: Considerations for governments supporting community-led recovery completed in Part 3 of this project.

Suggested uses include meetings with those in agencies, or coordination committees, education programs, working with communities. It emphasises that community-led isn’t about the community ‘leading’ the whole recovery, but about the co-production journey that is taken with the community after a disaster.

Disaster recovery and conflict

It is not out of the ordinary for communities to experience conflict after a disaster.

This resource offers findings from recovery and community conflict practitioners about how to view conflict, understand it, potentially prevent it and how to deal with it. It is written for public organisations working with communities but may be useful to other organisations and communities themselves.