Emergency Management Engagement: Before - During - After

WALGA's Emergency Management team is currently carrying out an engagement process to determine emergency priorities across the Local Government sector, and establish how WALGA can best represent Local Government through advocacy, member representation and capacity building. A workshop held on 6 August 2019 captured the views of more than 30 Local Governments. This information has been used to prepare a survey, which aims to capture feedback from all Local Governments across the State.

The survey will remain open until Monday, 28 October and can be accessed here.

Community Resilience - Position Statement

WALGA advocates that the Commonwealth Government should commit to continued funding of the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) as a fund to assist Local Governments to undertake community resilience building projects to reduce the impacts of identified natural disaster risks on communities. Read more...

Disaster Mitigation - Position Statement

WALGA advocates that the Commonwealth and State Governments should commit to specific funding programs to enable Local Governments to undertake essential physical mitigation programs to further reduce the exposure of communities to the impacts of natural disasters and to ensure the protection of essential community infrastructure. Read more...

Emergency Services Levy - Position Statement

In Western Australia, Local Governments responsibilities in regard to emergency management are outlined in the Emergency Management Act 2005 (EM Act), the Emergency Management Regulations 2006, and the Bush Fires Act 1954 (BF Act).

WALGA advocates for full review of the Emergency Services Levy, its administration, fee structure and distribution mechanism to facilitate funding back to Local Government to support their Emergency Management responsibilities as legislated in the Emergency Management Act 2005. Read more...