Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja caused significant damage across Western Australia’s Midwest Gascoyne and Wheatbelt regions and resulted in one of the largest recovery operations Western Australia has experienced in recent times. Although there has been significant progress, individuals, communities and local businesses are still rebuilding and continue with their recovery journey.
The efforts undertaken by local governments, volunteer and career personnel from both Western Australia and interstate, were nothing short of inspiring. Many of these people provided feedback to the DFES to assist us with undertaking this After Action Review.
I regard the After Action Review process as fundamental to the development of an efficient and effective response to incidents, alongside the overall preparedness of the State. This provides an opportunity for DFES and its partner agencies to continue to learn from these events and continue to work towards making Western Australia a safer state.