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 council 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)

How to make a submission

Submissions to the Councils and Emergencies Directions Paper closed on 8 May 2017. Thank you to all the councils and agencies who contributed to this important consultation process.

The Local Government Victoria (LGV) project team is now reviewing submissions to inform the development of a position paper and a consultation report which will summarise the feedback received and address the key themes received during the consultation period.

Submissions made to the Councils and Emergencies Directions Paper can be viewed by visiting the consultation page at engage.vic.gov.au/councils-and-emergencies-consultation.

Further information

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