Rockingham Recovery coordination

City of Rockingham

Local Recovery Coordination Group

The City of Rockingham is continuing to support the State Government’s COVID-19 WA Recovery Plan, and has established a COVID-19 Local Recovery Coordination Group (LRCG).

The LRCG has been formed in accordance with the City’s Local Emergency Management Arrangements and the State Emergency Act 2005. It is focused on supporting the community’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19 and two subcommittees have been set up to achieve this: the Social Wellbeing Sub-Committee and the Economic Wellbeing Sub-Committee.

The subcommittees meet regularly and feature representatives from various stakeholders including the City, local state and federal members of parliament, the Department of Communities, WA Police, Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce, and the Western Australian Council of Social Service.  


Local Recovery Coordination Group
  • Hon. Mark McGowan MLA - Member for Rockingham
  • Madeleine King MP - Federal Member for Brand
  • Hon. Paul Papalia MLA - Member for Warnbro
  • Reece Whitby MLA - Member for Baldivis
  • Michael Parker - CEO City of Rockingham
  • Louise Giolitto - CEO WA Council of Social Service 
  • Kathleen Smith - Executive Director Rockingham Peel Group
  • Mayor Deb Hamblin - Chairperson
  • Deputy Mayor Deb Hamblin - Deputy Chair LRCG/Chair Social Wellbeing Subcommittee
  • Councillor Rae Cottam - Chair of Local Emergency Management Committee
  • Tony Solin - CEO Rockingham/Kwinana Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrew Geddes - Regional Executive Director Department of Communities
  • Senior Sergeant Sgt Neville Beard - Officer-in-Charge Rockingham Police Station
  • Chris Twomey - WA Council of Social Service
  • Merveen Cross - District Emergency Advisor Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Social Wellbeing Sub-Committee
  • Deputy Mayor Hayley Edwards - Chairperson
  • Christine Allen CEO - COTA WA
  • Councillor Rae Cottam - Chair of Local Emergency Management Committee
  • Jonathon Ford - CEO Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
  • Carmel Kickett - Manager Koort Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
  • Julie Waylen - State Manager, National Disability Services
  • Sue Cuneo - Regional Executive Director, South Metropolitan Education
  • Ewa Neal - Manager Communities Coordination, Department of Communities
  • Michelle Stevenson - Area Manager, Housing, Department of Communities
  • Bryan Wilkinson - Acting District Director, Child Protection, Department of Communities
  • Ray Buchan - Superintendent, Department Fire and Emergency Services South Coastal
  • Sergeant Jo Edwards - Family Violence Unit Coordinator, WA Police 
  • Anthony Collier - Director Mental Health, Rockingham Peel Group
  • Sal Truscello - Manager Services Australia, Centrelink
  • Tracey Nicholson - Director Child Protection, Department of Communities
  • Captain Darrel Wilson - Salvation Army
Economic Wellbeing Sub-Committee
  • Mayor Deb Hamblin - Chairperson
  • Michael Parker - CEO City of Rockingham
  • Tracey Cinavas-Prosser - CEO Destination Perth
  • Kym Francesconi - Partnership Manager, Division of Industry, Aviation and Markets, Tourism WA
  • David Eaton - Commissioner, Small Business Development Corporation
  • Genelle Surace - Outreach Program Coordinator, Small Business Development Corporation
  • Caragh Waller - Manager Business Information and Programs, Small Business Development Corporation
  • Tony Solin - CEO Rockingham/Kwinana Chamber of Commerce
  • Peter Law - Base Manager HMAS Stirling
  • Stacey Graham - COVID-19 Liaison, Tourism Rockingham
  • Matt Read - Manager, Metro South, Development WA
  • Chris Oughton - Director, Kwinana Industries Council
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