Maroondah COVID-19 Recovery Plan

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been nationwide, deep and profound. The Maroondah community, along with metropolitan Melbourne, has been subjected to repeated staged restrictions to reduce community transmission.

The Plan provides a strategic overview of the intended community recovery outcomes within the Maroondah municipality in response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Both relief and recovery begin when an emergency occurs. Typically, relief is provided during and in the immediate aftermath of an emergency. Recovery is generally a longer process for affected individuals and communities. The coronavirus pandemic is a situation where responding to the emergency provision of relief and recovery occur simultaneously, which therefore provides added complexity to the planning process.

Unlike more common disasters, there is no physical damage with COVID-19. The absence of a disaster ‘footprint’ means that many of the impacts are hidden, and play out in the psychosocial and economic domains.

The priorities highlighted in this plan are based on input from over 2,800 responses to various community consultation activities(PDF, 678KB) , local social and economic data, and feedback from local agencies, organisations and specialist advisory committees and groups.

Maroondah COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Maroondah COVID-19 Recovery Plan(PDF, 3MB)

COVID-19 Secondary Impact Assessment

To update our understanding of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Maroondah community, during 2021 Council engaged with the community to undertake the Maroondah COVID-19 Secondary Impact Assessment.  It has been informed by community consultation and research primarily spanning the ‘medium-term’ of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia (loosely defined as most of 2021), including data from a range of local community consultations undertaken by Council between May and September 2021.  The Maroondah COVID-19 Secondary Impact Assessment and the associated Council consultation reports are available below.

Maroondah COVID 19 Secondary Impact Assessment Report (2021)(PDF, 2MB)
Maroondah-COVID-19 Secondary Impact Assessment - Community Check-in Report (2021)(PDF, 894KB)
Maroondah Community Volunteering Survey Report (2021)(PDF, 2MB)
Maroondah COVID 19 Secondary Impact Assessment - Stakeholder Consultation Report (2021)(PDF, 1MB)

Other documents 

Maroondah COVID-19 Community Consultation Report (2020)(PDF, 678KB)
Maroondah COVID-19 Social Profile (2020)(PDF, 1MB)