The Working Group recommends that appropriate building/surveyor peak bodies be identified, and that discussions be held between the emergency management sector and those peak bodies at State/Territory and national level with a view to:
• Developing a training program which will ensure that appropriate numbers of qualified personnel will be available to conduct rapid assessment of damaged physical infrastructure (including residential, commercial and industrial property) in times of catastrophe,
• Discussing the possible development of a national system for the provision of professional advice and assistance that also considers issues of professional liability and facilitates indemnity. 

Recommendation 9