Council's role in an emergency

Council works with a range of emergency services agencies to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

The role of Council and the agencies in the event of a local emergency is set out in the Lake Macquarie City Council Local Disaster Plan (DISPLAN).

The DISPLAN covers a broad range of emergencies that may occur in Lake Macquarie including:

In major flood and storm emergencies, the DISPLAN is activated.

Council's role in emergency management

Council also has key responsibilities in responding to emergencies and assisting in recovery for example:

Council may provide engineering resources required for response and recovery operations including:

Page last updated: 24 October 2015