The Tasmanian community and economy will take some time to fully recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The Tasmanian Government and a range of organisations have delivered immediate and short-term relief and recovery measures for businesses, communities and individuals.
The Government is also implementing initiatives to support the State’s longer term recovery from the pandemic. There are two main areas of activity:
- coordinating and supporting state-level recovery measures; and
- enabling regional recovery, through community-led, place-based approaches that respond to the needs within each area of the State.
The Government’s recovery activity has been guided by the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC). PESRAC was established to provide advice to the Government on strategies and initiatives to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, the Government accepted all 116 recommendations from the two reports produced by PESRAC.
PESRAC’s Interim Report contained 64 recommendations to guide recovery in the immediate and short term. These recommendations have been delivered.
PESRAC’s Final Report contained 52 recommendations focusing on recovery over the medium to long term, over the period 2022-2025. The Government is currently delivering these recommendations.
Government agencies will report their progress in implementing PESRAC recommendations in their annual reports, commencing 2022.
For more information about PESRAC, go to the PESRAC website.
Recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 requires a community-led and place-based approach to ensure the best outcomes for the Tasmanian people, businesses and communities.
COVID-19 Regional Recovery Committees
COVID-19 Regional Recovery Committees (CRRCs) have been established in Tasmania’s North, North-West, and South to ensure that Tasmania’s recovery from COVID-19 supports the needs of all communities across our State.
The Committees are playing an important role in identifying the medium and long-term recovery needs within each region, as well as enabling locally-led, place-based recovery activities.
Committee members represent the community, business, community services and government. They have initially been appointed for two years – until August 2023 – to:
- identify the specific impacts of COVID-19 in each region, and each region’s priorities for recovery;
- recommend government-led recovery activities;
- enable community-led recovery activities; and
- support the Government in the ongoing response to and recovery from COVID-19.
Read more about the Regional Recovery Committees.