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 Local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN), which is prepared by emergency services and agencies who are part of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC).

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

In major floods, storms, bushfires and other emergencies, the EMPLAN 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: 18 July 2018