This extension of the transition period -
(a) comes into force immediately before the period ends (that is, immediately before 1.00pm on 9 March 2017), and
(b) ends 90 days after the time and date on which it comes into force (that is, at 1.00pm on 7 June 2017), unless extended or terminated earlier.
The national transition period allows the National Recovery Manager to coordinate the work of central government agencies, while also allowing local authorities to continue effective recovery work on the ground.
Further information about the new recovery legislation is available at Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016.