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...