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​Phase 7​​: Westplan Rationalisation Project Update​

5 December 2017

Currently there is a Westplan for each hazard prescribed with the Emergency Management Act 2005 and the Emergency Management Regulations 2006.  The purpose of the Westplans is to provide State-level guidance on the management of specific hazards. However there is considerable duplication both within the Westplans for hazards with similar consequences, and with the overarching State Emergency Management (EM) Plan.

Phase 7 Westplan Rationalisation is being undertaken by the OEM, on behalf of the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC), as part of the broader Policy and Governance Review Project.  The aim of Phase 7 is to simplify and reduce the number of hazard-specific plans, via the following two activities:

​Rationalisation and amalgamation of the majority of Westplans, as agreed by the SEMC in December 2016.

Conversion of all Westplans (those that have been amalgamated and those which are remaining as individual plans) into succinct State Hazard Plans. The new State Hazard Plans will become sub-plans of the State EM Plan.


It should be noted that full content reviews of the Westplans/State Hazard Plans are only being conducted as part of the Phase 7 activities if an existing Westplan review date falls within the project timeframes or if agencies identify a need to conduct a full review as part of the amalgamation activities.

The new State Hazard Plans to be created are listed in the following table, along with the Westplans upon which they will be based.​



Nuclear Powered Warship (NPW)
Space Re-Entry Debris (SPRED)

​- Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

- Chemical and radiological aspects of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CRBN)




​Human Biosecurity​​

- ​​​Human Epidemic

- Biological component of CBRN​


​​Crash Emergency​

​- Air Crash
- Rail Crash Brookfield
- Rail Crash Public Transport Authority (PTA)

- Road Crash​


​Maritime Environment Emergency​

​- Marine Oil Pollution
- Marine Transport Emergency​



​- Collapse
- Earthquake


Severe Wea​​​ther​

- ​Cyclone
- Storm
- Flood​


Energy Supply Disruption​​​

- Electricity Supply
- Gas Supply
- Liquid Fuel Supply​


Persons Lost or in Distress Requiring a Search and Rescue Response (SAR Emergency)​​​

​- Land Search
- Marine Search and Rescue​



​- Heatwave​​​


Animal and Plant Biosecurity​

​- Animal and Plant Biosecurity​​​​


Terrorist Act​​

- ​Terrorist Act​​


Tsunami ​​​

​​- Tsunami​



​​- Fire