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Improving Emergency Management in Local Government Program

We initiated the Improving Emergency Management in Local Government Program in response to increasing demands on local government to provide emergency management support for communities and emergency services.

A management and governance regime for this program was developed in partnership with the Department of Justice.

This program addresses the role of local government in emergency management and also develops strategies for increasing local government’s capacity to provide emergency management support to agencies.

The program aims to:

  • develop a clear and accepted definition of the appropriate role of local government in emergency management
  • undertake a range of activities that provide the sector with the opportunity to improve capability and capacity of performance in emergency management, including the development of a robust performance measurement capability that aligns with the revised role
  • manage expectations of key stakeholders regarding the role and capacity of local government so that corporate risk to individual municipalities and the sector generally is realistically minimised

Projects

The program has five interlinked projects to drive the policy and strategic direction. The projects are:

While the duration of planned activity will vary project by project, all projects will be completed by the end of 2014.