The National Strategy for Disaster Resilience provides high-level guidance on disaster management to federal, state, territory and local governments, business and community leaders and the not-for-profit sector. While the Strategy focuses on priority areas to build disaster resilient communities across Australia, it also recognises that disaster resilience is a shared responsibility for individuals, households, businesses and communities, as well as for governments. The Strategy is the first step in a long-term, evolving process to deliver sustained behavioural change and enduring partnerships.
To assist practitioners in their work with communities, the Community Engagement Framework incorporates a model that details principles and approaches of community engagement in the emergency management context.A circle showing the interaction of principles, context and purpose, and elements of community engagement. The model draws on the internationally recognised International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Public Participation Spectrum.
This guideline provides information to assist councils in integrating Emergency Risk Management (ERM) in their planning and strategies for the future. The guidelines should be used when developing Community Strategic Plans and the supporting Delivery Program, Operational Plan, Resource Strategy and other documents required as part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework.
Minimising the impacts of extreme heat: A guide for local government provides information on risk to water and air quality, food safety and infrastructure networks, as well as preparing for extreme heat events, examines approaches for minimising impacts and clarifies roles and responsibilities in relation to extreme heat events in NSW.
This Local Emergency Management Committee Information Guide.pdf is designed to inform and enhance governance and planning arrangements by which Local Emergency Management Committees (LEMCs) are constituted, complement the arrangements described within the emergency management legislation, policy or plans and assist LEMC representatives in understanding their roles and responsibilities and functions of the LEMC. It also outlines the relationship between LEMC functions and the operational environment without containing specific emergency operational response information.
Emergency Management Arrangements in NSW exist to enable different parties to work effectively together to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Whether you have been working in Emergency Management for many years, or you're new to the Emergency Management field - your skills and knowledge are valued. All people who play a role in emergency management must work together to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.
This publication, developed by the NSW Police Force, provides an overview of hostile vehicle management in risk situations and is useful to all owners and operators responsible for management of public spaces and buildings. It offers insight into how protective measures can be integrated into public and private spaces in order to mitigate and/or reduce the impact of vehicles being used as weapons.
What to do before, during and after a natural disaster factsheet: