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Local Government Emergency Management Framework - feedback sought - Circular 14.4

To Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Services Staff
Emergency and Risk Management Staff
Environmental Health Staff
General Inspector
Governance Officers
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Sustainability Officers
Date 1 April 2019
Contact Michael Arman
Response Required Yes Respond By 17 May 2019
Summary The LGA is seeking feedback on a draft update to the Local Government Emergency Management Framework.

The Local Government Emergency Management Framework was adopted in 2017.  Since that time, there have been changes to state and national emergency management policy that impact upon local government in South Australia. 

In 2018, the LGA facilitated extensive engagement with councils around emergency management through the Council Ready program, involving more than 550 people from all 68 councils. This consultation has provided greater clarity about the strengths and gaps of the local government sector with regard to emergency management.

The LGA has initiated a review of the Local Government Emergency Management Framework to provide greater clarity and direction to the local government sector in South Australia with regard to emergency management.

A draft update to the framework has been prepared by the LGA. The draft update is proposing to reframe the direction for local government emergency management in South Australia into the following key areas:

  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Incident operations
  • Recovery.

The draft update also provides greater detail about roles and responsibilities in emergency management for councils, the LGA, regional LGAs, the Local Government Functional Support Group and the LGA schemes.

The LGA is seeking feedback on the draft update.  Feedback will be received until Friday 17 May 2019.  Feedback received will be summarised and used to finalise the framework, and all parties providing feedback will receive a summary of comments received and action taken. 

Feedback should be directed to Katherine Russell, Senior Policy Officer at the LGA via email

Consultation Draft Local Government Emergency Management Framework(2793 kb)

A3 Summary Sheet Local Government Emergency Management Framework(2599 kb)

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