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10.0 Disaster recovery

The Department of Housing and Public Works (HPW) undertakes a formal risk management process and has developed disaster recovery plans for its office buildings as part of its portfolio management responsibilities. If agencies’ office accommodation becomes unusable in whole or in part due to an adverse event, then HPW will obtain temporary office accommodation for affected agencies. In order for HPW to assist agencies in disaster recovery planning, agencies need to supply information related to the criticality of services, the maximum service reinstatement time, the minimum area required or the number of staff to be accommodated and the technology requirements.

Close consultation between affected agencies and HPW is required if such a scenario eventuates.

Agencies are responsible for developing business-related disaster recovery plans. HPW will assist agencies, on request, in the development of these plans and will provide input for office accommodation recovery options.

In certain circumstances, HPW can arrange for the provision of office accommodation infrastructure such as power, telephone and data cabling in temporary locations to support a rapid service recovery for critical government services and operations.

It is recommended that agencies liaise regularly with HPW to discuss service recovery in relation to office accommodation.

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