PESRAC — Stage One Consultation (Community Services Industry Combined Response)

Tasmania’s community services industry has been essential to the success of our state’s health-focussed, compassionate response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Our industry’s capacity to respond quickly and effectively has been a key to the success of the emergency response and the ongoing wellbeing of Tasmanians from all walks of life.

The submission to the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) — Stage One Consultation outlines the priority areas for recovery and opportunities identified by the community services industry such as:

  • Increased digital infrastructure and capacity for services and service users.
  • Rebuilding our resilience by investing in flexible community services that meet the needs of Tasmanians facing new and increased hardship as a result of COVID-19.
  • Collaborative partnerships within government departments and across other industries.
  • Long-term funding certainty to encourage investment in workforce and service delivery that meets increased and emerging needs.

We are proud of how agile, adaptable and productive our industry has proven to be during the COVID-19 response and we are eager to continue to support our community to build resilience as we recover from this crisis.