Project Update - May 2018

Consultation on the Councils and Emergencies project is closed.

The project has now entered the second phase which involves working closely with councils to understand their emergency management capability and capacity based upon the Councils and Emergencies Position Paper (December 2017) and the Victorian Emergency Management Capability Blueprint 2015-2025.

Local Government Victoria (LGV) has established a project reference group for phase two which will enable key stakeholders to provide subject matter expertise with a particular focus on:

  • Guiding and informing the development of the assessment approach;
  • Supporting stakeholder engagement processes, including communications with key stakeholders;
  • Providing guidance on project plan timeframes and processes; and
  • Contributing to capability enhancement strategy development.

For project updates and further information please visit the Councils and Emergencies project webpage, or contact Local Government Victoria on (03) 9027 5805.

What is the Councils and Emergencies project?

The Councils and Emergencies Project is listed in the Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan as ‘Priority B: Enhance the capability and capacity of Local Governments to meet their obligations in the management of emergencies’.

The project’s three-phase approach emphasises consultation with councils and the desirability of partnering with them and the emergency management sector in implementing the priority.