Dean Betts named Recovery Coordinator for Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said Mr Betts had more than 20 years experience in the emergency services industry.

“Mr. Betts’ appointment as Recovery Coordinator will ensure that flood-affected communities in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley receive help as quickly as possible,” said Ms. Cooke.

Mr Betts was previously employed with the NSW Police Force and NSW TrainLink, and is currently Resilience NSW Metropolitan Area Manager in Sydney.

NSW Resilience Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said Mr Betts will work closely with affected communities and alongside local, state and Commonwealth agencies, as well as non-governmental organisations.

“Resilience NSW is committed to ensuring those affected receive the support they need to recover and rebuild, and the appointment of Mr Betts will ensure that all our actions in the Hawkesbury-Nepean area are consistent and tailored to meet the specific needs of affected communities,” said Commissioner Fitzsimmons.

Mr. Betts said he was pleased to see the extraordinary levels of cooperation and coordination over the past week in anticipation of another significant process of cleanup and recovery for the communities of Hawkesbury-Nepean.

“I will continue to work on the ground with the community to ensure they have all the resources and assistance they need to recover and rebuild,” Betts said.

Two new recovery centres, which provide easy access to a range of government services, support and advice, will be opening in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley in the coming days.