New Resilience Agency Announced

29th April 2020

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced the creation of a new government agency, Resilience NSW, to drive disaster preparedness and recovery. The organisation will be led by  former NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons. 

“The NSW community has shown extraordinary resilience in the face of many disasters – bushfires, drought, flood and now the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Through Resilience NSW we will re-double our efforts to prevent, prepare and recover from crisis which impact NSW.” 

Commissioner Fitzsimmons said “Resilience NSW will lead the whole-of-government prevention, preparedness and recovery effort. It will oversee and coordinate emergency management policy, service delivery and all aspects of disaster recovery at a state, national and international level”.

The Premier’s media release is available at


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