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Local Emergency Management Committee

The Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) deals with emergency management within the areas/suburbs contained within the City.

The LEMC brings together key stakeholders in emergency management within its boundaries to plan and prepare for emergency management incidents and to meet the requirements of relevant legislation, policy statements and other emergency management related standards. 

The LEMC conducts planning and encourages information exchange on emergency management issues and hazards and is not an operational group.

The LEMC will work towards:

  • Preparing and maintaining the Local Emergency Management Arrangements for use as the main coordinating tool for the response to; and to assist the community to recover from; emergency incidents in the area;
  • Promoting community awareness about emergency management issues and the community’s role in preparing for emergencies in the area;
  • Maintaining a forum for cooperation between Local Emergency Coordinators, Hazard Management Agencies, Combat Agencies, Support Agencies, local governments and other relevant stakeholders on emergency management in the area; and testing of Local Emergency Management Arrangements in partnership with significant facilities and relevant organisations in the area.