Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    State Recovery Advisory Group meets to guide WA’s recovery

    11/06/2020 10:00 AM
    • ​State Recovery Advisory Group to hold workshop today
    • Group includes representatives from business, industry, not-for-profit organisations, UnionsWA, the public sector, local government and the community
    • Key stakeholders to assist State Government to develop State Recovery Plan
    • Industry roundtable discussions with State Government already underway

    The State Recovery Advisory Group will convene for a major workshop today, providing strategic advice to help guide the development of the COVID-19 State Recovery Plan.


    The Group, announced in May, includes representatives from business, industry, not‑for‑profit organisations, UnionsWA, the public sector, local government and the community.


    During the first workshop, the Group will share perspectives on the priority impacts of the pandemic on their respective fields.


    They will provide input on the State Government's Draft Impact Statement, developed to summarise the known and emerging impacts of COVID-19 and focusing on five key recovery areas - health, economic and infrastructure, social, industry and regions.


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


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


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "This major workshop is an important step in Western Australia's path to recovery.


    "The Western Australian community has done an incredible job to get to this point, where we can focus on economic recovery and continue to plan to rebuild our State.


    "Since Phase 3 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions began almost a week ago, we've seen many more Western Australians get back to work, and businesses across the State get back to a more normal level of activity.


    "It's been great to see and my Government is focused on building on that momentum, while keeping the community safe from the ongoing threat of COVID-19.


    "The Advisory Group includes representatives from a wide range of important sectors, and their expertise will be vital in the development of the State Recovery Plan.


    "To date, the McGowan Government has invested $2.3 billion in economic relief and stimulus measures to assist WA businesses and the community to manage what has been one of the most turbulent periods in our State's history."


    Minister's office - 6552 5000