WALGA is a leading voice for Local Government in Western Australia. As such, our emergency management team are involved in a range of working groups, committees and stakeholder reference groups to raise issues on behalf of the sector. State Government agencies and other peak bodies also approach WALGA directly for involvement to inform policy and legislative change.

Our team is a key stakeholder in a number of State-level committees including:

  • State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC)
  • Interagency Bushfire Operations Committee (IBOC)
  • Bushfire Operations Committee (BOC)
  • State Bushfire Advisory Committees (SBAC)
WALGA is also considered a key stakeholder in Emergency Services Levy (ESL) and Local Government Grants Scheme (LGGS) matters and discussions on existing and proposed grant funding opportunities. 

WALGA’s Emergency Management team also creates and manages working groups to be responsive to the needs of our members on a range of contemporary issues in emergency management.

Local Government Emergency Management Advisory Group (LGEMAG)

The LGEMAG has been around for over 10 years in various structures and composites to support WALGA’s advocacy and to provide a mechanism to consider and respond to sector-wide issues. ​

The membership currently consists of representatives in a range of roles from the following Local Governments:
  • City of Armadale
  • Shire of Ashburton
  • City of Belmont
  • Shire of Capel
  • Shire of Carnamah
  • City of Cockburn
  • Shire of Coorow
  • Shire of Dundas
  • Shire of Irwin
  • Shire of Lake Grace
  • Shire of Mundaring
  • Shire of Northampton
  • City of Perth
  • City of Rockingham
  • Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
  • City of Stirling
  • Shire of Victoria Plains
At the last LGEMAG meeting in February 2023, members received a presentation from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services on the review of the Bushfire Risk Management Planning Guidelines and proposed review approach for Local Governments with Plans up for review. The following matters were also discussed:
  • Welcomed new four new members
  • Upcoming State Government consultation, and
  • Disaster Ready Fund applications.

Get in touch via em@walga.asn.au if you’d like further information or to be a member of LGEMAG.