The State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) has been prepared with a comprehensive approach to emergency management. The aspects of prevention, preparation, response and recovery all must be considered and are essential to reducing the impacts of emergencies on communities in New South Wales.
EMPLAN has been prepared with input from all New South Wales Government agencies that have responsibilities and functions in disaster response and recovery. EMPLAN provides a strategic overview to emergency management in New South Wales. It is supported by Sub Plans and Supporting Plans which detail the response to specific hazards and the roles and responsibilities of specific New South Wales Government Agencies.
The State Emergency Management Plan documents that no one individual or agency is responsible for emergency management in New South Wales. It requires a coordinated effort to enhance the resilience of our communities and to reduce vulnerability to disaster.
The New South Wales State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) is issued under the authority of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services pursuant to the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989. The plan is maintained by the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services on behalf of the State Emergency Management Committee.
Issued December 2012
NSW State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) (pdf)