Civica helping NSW councils recover from fires, floods


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 16 April, 2020


Civica helping NSW councils recover from fires, floods

The NSW Office of Emergency Management and cloud software company Civica are working with bushfire- and flood-affected councils to support their disaster recovery efforts.

Civica has developed an online portal to allow a council’s workforce to easily submit claims for restoration works on essential public assets following a declared natural disaster.

The collected data and images are fully compliant with state and Commonwealth requirements to enable an integrated information capture and submission process for Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) claims in NSW.

Recover is Civica’s mobile and cloud solution for damage collection and preparation of funding submissions to repair damaged essential public assets following a natural disaster.

All data required for assessment, including photographic evidence, ledgers and attachments, can all be submitted and viewed by the assessor immediately.

Agencies now have the ability to submit data captured using Civica’s Recover platform to collect emergency works and damages to Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Public Works Advisory (PWA).

NSW councils not using Recover have been offered the ability to use the software to improve dataflow and communications if needed in future severe weather events.

“In these difficult times, it’s heartening to see how our solutions are making things just a little bit easier for councils,” Civica’s Managing Director for Local and State Government, Brett Barningham, said.

“To date there is no other mobile solution in the marketplace that supports the state and federal requirements for the capture and reporting of damage to essential public assets. Over the past decade, our team has worked closely with Recover users at councils to ensure the solution fits their requirements.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Matt Palmer

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