​State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) Priorities

To better understand the types of natural hazards that pose a significant risk to NSW and test how prepared and disaster resilient we are as a state, the SEMC conducted the 2017 State Level Emergency Risk Assessment [PDF 597KB]. The SLERA can be used by government, business and communities to inform emergency management decisions and approaches, and is underpinned by the Emergency Risk Management Framework [PDF 620KB]. The SLERA identified ten top priorities to mitigate natural disaster impacts and improve the state's approach to emergency management.


  1. Enhancing land use planning
  2. Improving data and risk modelling
  3. Adapting to climate change impacts
  4. Strengthening local emergency plans
  5. Boosting infrastructure resilience
  6. Embedding business continuity planning
  7. Conducting major training exercises
  8. Realigning funding to disaster resilience
  9. Increasing coordinated community engagement
  10. Making public warnings consistent