As the State of Western Australia grows, there is an increasing need to identify and mitigate the significant risks posed from the 27 hazards prescribed in legislation. The SEMC's State Risk Project aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of the risks the State faces at a state, district and local level.
In order to ensure the risks are assessed consistently, the "Attachment to State Emergency Management Prevention and Mitigation Procedure 1: Western Australian Emergency Risk Management" has been developed. This document sits within the
State Emergency Management procedures suite.
At a local level, the risk assessment process is being rolled out in 2017. In accordance with State Emergency Management Policy Statement 3.2.6 local governments are required to assess hazards and risks that their areas face. In addition to the Guide, the State Risk Project has also developed a handbook specific for local government to assist them with the risk assessment: "WA Emergency Risk Management Local Government Handbook". The handbook outlines all that is required for local governments to meet their emergency risk management obligations.
Attachment to State Emergency Management Prevention and Mitigation Procedure 1:
Western Australian Emergency Risk Management
WA Emergency Risk Management Local Government Handbook is intended specifically for use by WA local governments within the state, to facilitate risk management and to develop emergency management plans.
The Toolbox contains supporting tools and materials that, together with the
Western Australian Emergency Risk Management Guide and the WA Emergency Risk Management Local Government Handbook, have been developed to aid and assist in the emergency risk management process.
Download the Western Australia Emergency Risk Management document
Download the WA Emergency Risk Management Local Government Handbook 2017:
Download the Toolbox content: