Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV) was established in January 2020 as a new, dedicated, permanent and ongoing Victorian Government agency to support longer-term initiatives to help local communities and economies ‘get back on their feet’ and better manage the recovery process for bushfire affected communities. A critical near-term requirement of BRV is to roll out Short Term Modular Housing for individuals and families impacted by the bushfires.
Sensum has been engaged as the Delivery Partner, to offer program and project management support. Our role is to collaborate and interface with Local Contractors and Temporary Housing Providers through the guidance and oversight of the BRV team. This program is ongoing with an estimated 100 temporary houses required to be installed across a number of locations through Northern and Eastern Victoria.
As part of this project, we have undertaken numerous site inspections to determine suitable building location to minimise any impact on residents trying to build, whilst also considering access and distance to services.
When working with families who have lost their homes, we understand that we must be sensitive to their situation and attempt to assist in the rebuilding of the community. Listening, working together and ensuring that the rebuilding and recovery of the affected areas is done with the assistance of both locals and the State Government.