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Local government emergency management requirements

Major emergencies include:

  • Bushfire
  • Severe storms
  • Flooding
  • Major road transport crashes.

Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, local governments are required to perform various tasks which assist the community to prepare, prevent, respond and recover from various emergencies.

Emergency management procedures are paramount, the City works in partnership with the community, agencies and other stakeholders in order to address risks that may affect the community, property and the environment.

Local Emergency Management Committee

The City has an active Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). This committee is made up of:

  • Representatives from the City
  • Department of Environment and Conservation
  • Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES)
  • Red Cross
  • Local police
  • Fire & Rescue Services
  • State Emergency Services (SES)
  • Volunteer Bushfire Brigades
  • Department of Child Protection
  • Department of Health and
  • St John Ambulance.

The LEMC meets quarterly to discuss the City’s current emergency services, preparation plans in the event of any emergency and how to assist the community to recover from such an event.

The City has plans and structures to bring together government, voluntary and private agencies in a coordinated way to deal with major emergencies. These plans cover the whole spectrum of emergency needs, including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Page Last Reviewed 21 November 2019