Peter Gutwein, Premier of Tasmania
The most comprehensive and multi-faceted consultation program with the Tasmanian public in 20 years will be undertaken by the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) as part of Phase 2 of its work on the State’s Recovery Plan.
Phase 2 of the consultation process will include four important elements. Firstly, the Council will publicly call for recovery ideas from all Tasmanians and organisations from October until December this year.
Secondly, there will be a survey open to every Tasmanian to provide input to PESRAC on their personal well-being and their priorities for recovery.
The third step will include a series of cross-sectoral workshops starting in September and running through to November to provide ‘on the ground’ input on the longer-term consequences and opportunities stemming from the pandemic.
And finally, there will be a series of regional roundtables in November and December, which will consider those issues that are important to each of our state’s regions, while also maintaining a state-wide focus.
The Council will consider the feedback and develop strategies and initiatives to support the State’s longer-term recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.
The Council’s final report will be provided to the Government in the first quarter of 2021.
We know we have a long road ahead of us, however we should be optimistic that our Plan is working, focusing on job-creating investment and job security for Tasmanians.