Community Engagement - Case Study Library
The Community Engagement Case Study Library provides examples of community engagement projects and practices undertaken by agencies within the NSW emergency management sector. The library aims to raise awareness and promote information sharing on ways to effectively engage communities in disaster planning, preparedness, response and recovery.
A broad spectrum of community engagement approaches are represented - from projects that provide community information material through to initiatives based on two-way communication and collaboration with communities in disaster planning.
More information on the Community Engagement Case Study Library
2013 Resilient Australia Awards are now open
Applications close Friday 5 July 2013
The Resilient Australia Awards are an Australian Government initiative sponsored by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, in conjunction with States and Territories. They recognise innovative practices and achievements across the nation that are making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation.
The Awards encourage a wide and diverse range of entrants including individuals, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, volunteers, private business, industry and all levels of government.
More information on the Resilient Australia Awards 2013
Disaster Assistance & Natural Disaster Declarations
Natural Disaster Declarations have been announced, which will now lead to joint Commonwealth-state funded disaster assistance becoming available for these communities.
A range of assistance measures will be available, including grants for eligible individuals and families whose homes and essential household items have been destroyed or damaged.
More information on Current Natural Disaster Declarations
More information on Disaster Assistance
Emergency Management Training
MPES is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Emergency Management Training and Exercises throughout NSW. Training and Exercises are coordinated by Regional Emergency Management Officers (REMOs). Training is offered to employees and volunteers from Emergency Services, Functional Areas, Government and non Government Organisations at State, Region and Local levels.
More information on Courses offered
More information on Training calendar
More information on Emergency Management Training
NSW State Waters Marine Oil and Chemical Spill Contingency Plan
The NSW State Waters Marine Oil and Chemical Spill Contingency Plan outlines arrangements for dealing with marine oil or chemical
spills and maritime incidents such as groundings, collisions, disabled
vessel or fire on a vessel that could result in an oil or chemical spill
into State waters of NSW.
Inshore Water Rescue Report - A Review of Procedures
The purpose of the Inshore Water Rescue Report is to oversight the
strengthening of notification protocols between emergency service
organisations when people in water require rescue. 18 recommendations
contained within this report supplement existing water safety
initiatives designed to prevent coastal drowning.
Implementing Emergency Risk Management through the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework
MPES has created a guideline for Local Government and Emergency Managers - Implementing Emergency Risk Management through the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework . This guideline provides information to assist councils in integrating ERM in their planning and strategies for the future.
More information on Implementing Emergency Risk Management Through the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework
Biosecurity (Animal and Plant) Emergency sub planThe NSW
Biosecurity (Animal and Plant) Emergency sub plan (formerly known as the
NSW Animal Health Emergency Sub-Plan) has been prepared as a Sub-Plan
to the NSW State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) to detail the control and
coordination arrangements for the response to and initial recovery from a
biosecurity emergency in New South Wales relating to animals and plants
More information on the NSW Biosecurity (Animal and Plant) Emergency sub plan.
Warnings & alerts
- Severe Weather Warning for damaging surf for people in the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast forecast districts.
- FLOOD WATCH FOR MINOR FLOODING ON THE BELLINGER AND NAMBUCCA RIVER VALLEYS
- MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ORARA RIVER
- EM Training program of activities
- Emergency management regions
- Natural disaster declarations
- Ministerial media releases
- Financial assistance after an emergency