Western Australia suffers from both natural and man-made disasters and emergencies of various types, all of which have the potential to threaten life and property within the community. During recent years these emergencies have included storms, floods, bush fires, building fires, hazardous chemical spills, serious transport crashes (rail, road and air), suspected terrorist or similar security incidents, and missing people, aircraft and vessels.
Emergency management is a range of measures to manage risks in the community environment. It involves the structures, arrangements and plans established to pull together the efforts of government, voluntary and private agencies in a comprehensive and coordinated way to deal with the whole spectrum of emergency or disaster needs.
Western Australia’s emergency management arrangements take a holistic approach to dealing with potential emergencies. This type of approach recognises that, even though specific counter-measures will often vary with different hazards or emergencies, a single set of management arrangements capable of encompassing all hazards can be established.
The WCLEMC Local Emergency Management Arrangements describe the management protocols that control and coordinate planning and preparation for, response to, and recovery from emergencies affecting the Western Suburbs community.
In compliance with the Emergency Management Act, 2005, and other “State Policy Statements”, the Western Central Local Emergency Management Committee (WC LEMC) was formed on May 18th, 2005.
The WC LEMC is a non-operational cooperative group that carries out emergency management (EM) planning activities and maintains local emergency management arrangements within the areas bounded by the following local government authorities:
City of Nedlands
City of Subiaco
Shire of Peppermint Grove
Town of Cambridge
Town of Claremont
Town of Cottesloe
Town of Mosman Park
City of Vincent
Local Emergency Management Arrangements have been compiled to address those areas where the WC LEMC provides support to Hazard Management Agencies and other agencies during emergencies, and is responsible for recovery operations.
The Western Central Local Emergency Management Arrangements document can be found on the Town of Claremont website as they are the chair for the WC LEMC.
LGA & Response Agency copy of WC LEMC Management Arrangements click here
In event of an emergency, the main role of the Shire of Peppermint Grove is to manage the recovery of the local community. This information is detailed within The Shire’s newly adopted Local Recovery Plan 2018.
Emergency WA Warning and Incidents
The Government have created a site so you can find emergency information easier at Emergency WA: www.emergency.wa.gov.au.
The site has a map-based display with the best available emergency information from across the State.
You can find information about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, hazardous material incidents and traffic crashes.
Remember, we can’t be everywhere at once, so you may know more about what’s happening near you. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you think you might be in danger, act immediately for your own safety.
In a life threatening emergency call triple zero (000).