Emergency Management

Local Emergency Management Arrangements

Under the provisions of section 41 the Emergency Management Act 2005 a local government is to prepare Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) for its District.

The LEMA sets out:

  • The City’s policies for emergency management
  • The roles and responsibilities of public authorities and other persons involved in emergency management in the City
  • Provisions about the coordination of emergency operations and activities relating to emergency management
  • A description of emergencies that are most likely to occur in the City
  • Strategies and priorities for emergency management in the City
  • Relevant matters about emergency management in the City as prescribed by Emergency Management Regulations 2006
  • Other matters about emergency management in the District that the City deems appropriate

The LEMA comprises the following documents:

  • Appendix 1: City of Busselton Localities Map (contained in main document)
  • Appendix 2: Local Emergency Management Structure (contained in main document)
  • Appendix 3: List of Significant Public Events (contained in main document)  
  • Appendix 4: Contacts, Special Needs Groups, Resources and Critical Infrastructure Directory (confidential)
  • Appendix 5: Local Emergency Welfare Plan (managed by Department of Communities)
  • Appendix 6: Local Evacuation Plan
  • Appendix 7: Recovery Plan
  • Appendix 8: Animal Welfare Plan

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