Emergency Management Sector Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Western Australian Local Governments are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. Warmer and dryer conditions, extreme weather events, sea level rise, and extended bushfire seasons are testing many Local Governments’ emergency management capabilities and the resilience of their communities.

The Emergency Management Sector Adaptation Plan (EM-SAP) is being developed by the State Emergency Management Committee’s (SEMC) to embed climate change adaptation into the Western Australian emergency management sector.

The SEMC released an EM-SAP Discussion Paper in December 2023, to provide the Western Australian emergency management sector an opportunity to inform the development of the EM-SAP. 

Representatives from 32 diverse WA Local Governments participated in WALGA’s EM-SAP consultation activities during February and March, providing their feedback on the content, questions and actions presented in the EM-SAP Discussion Paper. 

Informed by the consultation feedback, WALGA prepared a formal EM-SAP submission that was endorsed by WALGA State Council on 18 April 2024. 

WALGA’s EM-SAP Submission, which includes a link to the Consultation Summary Report, can be viewed here.


Contact us

For more information about the EM-SAP Consultation, please contact WALGA's Project Lead, Emergency Management, Simone Ruane.

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