City recovery plan for the Covid-19 pandemic

City recovery plan for the Covid-19 pandemic

Rebuild and recover

There are 6 priorities in our Covid-19 community recovery plan and work is underway.

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Our response to the pandemic

When the pandemic first hit Sydney, we responded quickly by closing our community facilities, libraries, pools and playgrounds, and increasing cleansing and waste collections. We also set up new grants programs to help support our creatives, communities and small businesses.

While there is still a lot of uncertainty about the future, we’re now cautiously looking beyond the crisis. We must remain vigilant and ensure we’re working together to prevent another wave of the pandemic.  But we must also be thinking about the kind of city that will emerge and what action we must take to support our communities.

Recovery plans

A city recovery plan has been adopted by council to guide our recovery. It comprises 3 separate plans.

The organisational recovery plan provides a clear, staged approach to reopening our services, offices and facilities.

The  community recovery plan gives direction to how we’ll work in partnership with our communities, businesses, the state government and other local governments. The plan supports economic and social recovery in our city over the next 18 months.

This plan is based on extensive feedback from the community. It builds on the $72.5 million in support packages released by the City in March 2020 and ensures we continue to provide support where it’s needed most.

The financial recovery plan ensures the City’s financial sustainability considering impacts to income and expenditure from the pandemic and is part of the City’s operational plan 2020/21.

We will continue to monitor and evaluate these plans throughout recovery.

Last updated: Monday, 13 July 2020