As part of the Councils and Emergencies project, on 10 January 2017 LGV released a directions paper.  The directions paper describes councils' current emergency management responsibilities and actions, based on their legislative requirements.  It reflects extensive consultation with councils officers, emergency management agencies and emergency management experts.

Councils and emergencies directions paper front cover

Councils and emergencies directions paper (PDF, 2.9 MB)
Councils and emergencies directions paper (DOCX, 546.0 KB)

The directions paper has been released for a period of four months to obtain formal submissions from councils, state government and emergency  management agencies.

How to make a submission

Submissions can be made:

Online, at https://engage.vic.gov.au/councils-and-emergencies-consultation which includes an opportunity to provide feedback via a series of questions and quick poll.

By email, to LGV.emergencies@delwp.vic.gov.au

By Post, to 'Councils and emergencies directions paper consultation', Local Government Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, PO Box 500, Melbourne Victoria 8002.

The deadline for making a submission is 8 May 2017. 

Make a submission to the directions paper:


Directions paper information sessions

A number of information sessions will be held throughout Victoria for council officers and emergency management personnel who wish to discuss the content of the directions paper in further detail with Local Government Victoria staff or require clarification or assistance whilst preparing their submission.

The information session dates and locations are as follows:

Tuesday 21 March 2017 – 10:30am to 12:00pm
Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre
57 Samaria Road, Benalla

Wednesday 22 March 2017 – 10:30am to 12:00pm
ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre
100 Foster Street, Sale

Friday 24 March 2017 – 10:30am to 12:00pm
Pyrenees House
5 Girdlestone Street, Ararat

Monday 27 March 2017 – 10:30am to 12:00pm
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning – Bendigo Office
1-7 Taylor Street, Epsom

Wednesday 29 March 2017 – 10:30am to 12:00pm
Camperdown Community Centre – Killara Centre
210-212 Manifold Street, Camperdown

Wednesday 5 April 2017 – 10:30am to 12:00pm
Rooms 2 and 3,
Level 16, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Further information

For more information on this project please contact Lachlan Kelsall or Damien Taylor.