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Congratulations on Local Emergency Management Arrangements noted​​

5 December 2017

Six local governments in the metropolitan area have had their local emergency management arrangements (LEMA) noted at the State Emergency Management Committee meeting of 3 October 2017.

Congratulations to the following metropolitan local governments:

​​City of Belmont/Town of Victoria Park​

​City of Wanneroo​

​City of Cockburn​

​Rottnest Island Authority (first time noted)

​City of Perth​

​Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale (first time noted)​

Under Section 41 of the Emergency Management Act 2005, a local government is to ensure that emergency management arrangements are in place for that local government area.

The LEMAs are the overarching document and contain associated sub-plans which the local government is responsible for developing, maintaining and testing.

The information contained in the LEMA ensures that potential emergencies are managed in a community focused and coordinated way ensuring that local context is considered when relevant agencies are managing an emergency requiring a significant and coordinated response.

A huge amount of work goes into the development of LEMAs and provides information and knowledge for agencies to reference when managing a significant emergency.

Well done to these local governments for leading the development of this key document.