Emergency Management

The aim of the Shire of Lake Grace Local Emergency Management Arrangements is to detail local emergency management arrangements within the Shire of Lake Grace.

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These arrangement are to ensure there are suitable plans to deal with the identified emergencies should they arise. It is not the intent of this document to detail the procedures for HMAs in dealing with an emergency.

Local Emergency Management Committee

Local governments are key players in the State’s emergency management arrangements and provide expert knowledge about their communities and environments. It is their role to ensure that local emergency management arrangements are prepared and maintained, as well as to manage recovery after an emergency.

Under section 38 of the Emergency Management Act 2005, a local government is required to establish one or more Local Emergency Management Committees (LEMCs) for the local government’s district. However, local governments may unite for the purposes of emergency management and establish one or more LEMC for their combined districts. The LEMC is to be managed and chaired by the local government, with representation from organisations and agencies that play a key role in emergency management within their district.

The functions of a LEMC, in relation to its district or the area for which it is established, are:

  • to advise and assist the local government in ensuring that Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMAs) are established for its district;
  • to liaise with public authorities and other persons in the development, review and testing of the LEMA; and
  • to carry out other emergency management activities as directed by the SEMC or prescribed by the regulations.

Dates for meetings 2023: 

Thursday 9 March 2023

Thursday 11 May 2023

Thursday 10 August 2023

Thursday 2 November 2023

Reptiles in and around the house

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions would like to inform you that the snake and reptile season has approached and now that the weather is warming up our slithering reptiles become mobile.

The information attached contains precautionary steps for your safety when encountering reptiles and suggestions to avoid them residing in your back yard and surrounds.