In February 2019, the LGA 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. The updated framework builds upon consultation findings from the Council Ready program and ongoing evolution of the Local Government Functional Support Group.
The updated framework reframes the direction for local government emergency management in South Australia into the following key areas:
- Disaster risk reduction;
- Incident operations; and
A draft framework was released for consultation between 1 April 2019 and 31 May 2019. This was promoted via LGA circular and emergency management e-News, and through the State Government emergency management networks. The LGA was invited to present the draft framework to the State Emergency Management Committee, the State Emergency Management Assurance Advisory Group and the Local Government Volunteer Managers Network. The feedback from consultation was incorporated into the final version, which was adopted by the LGA Board of Directors on 18 July 2019.
The updated framework provides an important basis upon which all parties in local government emergency management will be working together to manage emergency risks. Implementation of the framework is shared between councils, the LGA, regional LGAs, the Local Government Functional Support Group and LGASA Mutual. To support councils with implementation of the framework, the LGA has developed a suite of guidelines and templates for council emergency management planning, which are available on the Emergency Management Knowledge Hub.
A copy of the framework is available here.
Local Government Emergency Management Framework 2019(3880 kb)