Provide all decision makers with relevant information regarding the nature and extent of the hazard, and any potential consequences during and after an emergency to ensure efficient, timely and appropriate support for communities.

Table 27: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Impact Assessment core capability

 

Critical Task 11.1: Gather information regarding extent of damage, immediate threats, loss of life and persons displaced.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

The role of AV under the SHERP is to represent Health as a member of the Emergency Management Team, and report on patient numbers and health impacts

 

3.2

         

AEMO

 

Provide information and advice to the control agency regarding the impact of an emergency on electricity supply or gas and formulate management strategies in relation to incidents that threaten the technical integrity of the generation and transmission system (system security incidents)

 

3.2, 4.6, 11.2

     

Co-ordinate and direct the gas and electricity industry to respond to a system security emergency

 

11.3

         

CMAs

 

Assess all river waterway damage that poses a threat to the stability of river systems

 

18.1, 18.2

         

CityLink

 

Maintenance and inspection of the CityLink asset and ensure all traffic control devices are available 24/7, including to utilise to assess an incident and assist in establishing access for emergency services

 

9.2

         

DELWP

 

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events – provision of advice to government and emergency agencies regarding impacts of animal welfare for wildlife

 

3.1, 3.2, 4.5

     

Energy – report on the impacts (loss and damage) to energy supply infrastructure to inform immediate priorities and recovery programs, including the restoration and supply of essential services

 

10.1, 10.2, 11.2, 19.4, 19.7

         

DJPR

 

DJPR is lead agency for the following relief activities as per the Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan, animal welfare support services during relief include, but are not limited to; management of displaced animals (including relocated animals); animal welfare assessment, veterinary treatment, humane destruction, salvage slaughter and disposal; and provision of emergency pet food, livestock fodder and water

 

4.5, 10.2, 12.2, 13.2, 15.7

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of referring primary producers and animal owners to services. DJPR will gather information on affected primary producers and other animal owners’ properties to assess the impact, loss and damage. Relevant information will be shared with municipal councils and appropriate departments

 

4.5, 11.2

     

DJPR supports DELWP and CFA in their respective role to deliver the relief and recovery activity of assisting farmers repair and restore fences damaged by fire or suppression activities by collecting information from affected primary producers and refer private fencing damage to municipal councils, and fences on public land to DELWP

 

3.2, 17.5

         

DJCS

 

Provide advice, information and assistance to individuals, communities and funded agencies and councils about relevant DJCS services

 

15.2

         

EMV

 

EMV is responsible for supporting the EMC in co-ordinating data collection and state impact assessment processes

 

3.2, 11.2, 11.3

         

ESTA

 

Conduct immediate, operational enquiries on persons, vehicles and locations for VicPol

 

3.2

         

ESV

 

Gas – Exercising powers conferred to ESV to issue directions to make safe of a gas emergency; and to facilitate the reliability of gas supply and security of gas system

 

3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.4, 11.3

     

Gas – Contributing expertise and technical specialists to support or lead the investigation of gas related incidents

 

8.5, 19.1

     

Electricity – Exercising powers conferred to ESV to issue directions to make safe of an electricity situation

 

3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.4, 11.3

     

Electricity – Contributing expertise and technical specialists to support or lead the investigation of electricity related incidents

 

8.5, 19.1

     

Pipelines – Contributing expertise and technical specialists to support and/or conduct investigation of pipeline related incidents

 

19.1

         

FRV

 

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, accidents and other hazards through initial impact assessment at the request and in support of, the state requirements

   
         

Melbourne Water

 

Provide advice and support to the control agency and other response agencies regarding the impact of an incident or emergency (including pollution to waterways) within Melbourne Water’s waterway management district

 

3.2, 16.1

         

Municipal Councils

 

Municipal councils are responsible for the co-ordination of local level relief and recovery activities, and are lead agency for co-ordination of secondary impact assessment

 

11.3

     

Municipal councils are responsible for the co-ordination of local level relief and recovery activities, and are lead agency for surveying and making a determination regarding occupancy of damaged buildings

 

11.2

     

Municipal councils are responsible for the co-ordination of local level relief and recovery activities, and are lead agency for co-ordination of post emergency needs assessment to determine long term recovery needs (Post Emergency Needs Assessment)

 

11.2, 11.3

         

NOPSEMA

 

Investigate accidents, occurrences and other circumstances that may affect occupational health and safety, well integrity and environmental management of offshore petroleum operations and offshore greenhouse gas well operations and environmental management of greenhouse gas storage activities

 

4.4, 21.1

         

VICSES

 

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of flood and storm, accidents and other hazards through initial impact assessment at the request and in support of, the state requirements

   
         

VBA

 

Facilitate and participate in building and plumbing inspections of affected buildings with relevant agencies and industry experts as required to determine building safety and recovery requirements

 

19.1, 19.2

     

Undertake inspections, investigations and audits to ensure compliance with relevant legislation during response/recovery and input to any proposed process facilitation

 

19.1, 19.2, 21.1

     

Building inspection activities to determine building safety post event

   
         

VFA

 

VFA is a key support agency for response to fish mortality (fish deaths) events, including an initial impact assessment and notifying the relevant control agency if the cause relates/is suspected to relate to hazards managed by that agency e.g. exotic animal disease, pollution, blue-green algae bloom

 

3.2, 11.3, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3

         

VMIA

 

Provides claims management, loss adjuster and claims preparation support during and after an emergency

 

4.5, 11.2, 11.3, 17.2, 17.3

         

VRCA

 

Identify and gather any actionable shipping information, such as damage sustained, current situation and possible risks, to provide to emergency services for response activities

 

3.2, 11.3

         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Provide technical support to other agencies mainly in the area of plant, construction, chemicals, dangerous goods, high consequence dangerous goods, explosives (other than ordinance and explosives or firearms at crime scenes), mines, prescribed mines, quarries, on-shore petroleum sites and geothermal or on-shore exploration sites and in relation to occupational health and safety matters regarding extent of damage, immediate threats, and loss of life these matters may present. Where required, WorkSafe Victoria will participate in any established co-ordination networks to support operational response

 

3.2

     

Investigation into the cause of workplace and work-related incidents including incidents in public places involving registered, licensed and prescribed equipment and at major public events where such equipment is involved in an incident including amusement structures and amusement rides. This may include collecting, collating and/or analysing information for current and emerging risks and hazards before, during and after an incident, and providing consistent and meaningful impact assessment data through a co-ordinated process to decision makers

 

4.4, 11.3

         
 

Critical Task 11.2: Collect progressive assessment data of the scale and characteristics of the impact across the social, economic, built and natural environments.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AEMO

 

Provide information and advice to the control agency regarding the impact of an emergency on electricity supply or gas and formulate management strategies in relation to incidents that threaten the technical integrity of the generation and transmission system (system security incidents)

 

3.2, 4.6, 11.1

         

DELWP

 

DELWP is responsible for relief co-ordination of surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animal

 

18.1, 18.2,18.6

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Identification of key ecosystems, biodiversity values and species that may require intervention when affected by an emergency

 

1.1, 1.2, 18.1

     

Dam safety – manage escalated response activities in order to minimise the impact on the community and the environment from dam safety

 

3.1, 11.3

     

Energy – advise the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change about the potential implications of energy supply disruptions and, in extreme outages, about reserve legislative powers to intervene in energy markets. These include the direction of energy supply or usage through Orders in Council under the Gas Industry Act 2001, the Electricity Industry Act 2000, the Fuel Emergency Act 1977 and national arrangements

 

4.4, 4.5, 4.6

     

Energy – report on the impacts (loss and damage) to energy supply infrastructure to inform immediate priorities and recovery programs, including the restoration and supply of essential services

 

10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 19.4, 19.7

         

DJPR

 

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of referring primary producers and animal owners to services. DJPR will gather information on affected primary producers and other animal owners’ properties to assess the impact, loss and damage. Relevant information will be shared with municipal councils and appropriate departments

 

4.5, 11.1

         

EastLink

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.5, 4.6, 17.1, 17.2

         

EMC

 

Co-ordinating data collection and impact assessment processes

 

11.3

         

EMV

 

EMV is responsible for supporting the EMC in co-ordinating data collection and state impact assessment processes

 

3.2, 11.1, 11.3

         

ICA

 

ICA provides support to Local and State Government in its role in co-ordinating insurance damage assessments and expediting claims processing in order for insured residents and businesses to access financial and accommodation benefits

 

11.3

         

Lendlease (Peninsula Link)

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.5, 4.6, 17.1, 17.2

         

Municipal Councils

 

Municipal councils are responsible for the co-ordination of local level relief and recovery activities, and are lead agency for surveying and making a determination regarding occupancy of damaged buildings

 

11.1

     

Municipal councils are responsible for the co-ordination of local level relief and recovery activities, and are lead agency for co-ordination of post emergency needs assessment to determine long term recovery needs (Post Emergency Needs Assessment)

 

11.1, 11.3

         

VMIA

 

Provides claims management, loss adjuster and claims preparation support during and after an emergency

 

4.5, 11.1, 11.3, 17.2, 17.3

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DTF in its role of advising the state through the relevant Minister on insurance implications for emergencies

 

3.2, 4.4, 11.3

         
 

Critical Task 11.3: Provide consistent and meaningful impact assessment data through a co-ordinated process to decision makers.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AEMO

 

Co-ordinate and direct the gas and electricity industry to respond to a system security emergency

 

11.1

         

CMAs

 

Support response agencies through the provision of advice on emergency stabilisation and other activities to arrest river breakaways, and the removal of debris accumulation threatening structural stability of public assets in consultation with expert advice

 

3.2, 18.4

     

CMAs are a lead agency responsible for the recovery activity of providing advice and information services to municipal councils and delegated public land managers and community groups (with DELWP and EPA)

   
         

DELWP

 

Dam safety – manage escalated response activities in order to minimise the impact on the community and the environment from dam safety

 

3.1, 11.2

         

EMC

 

Co-ordinating data collection and impact assessment processes

 

11.2

         

EMV

 

Relief and recovery co-ordination responsibilities include state level impact assessment co-ordination

   
     

EMV is responsible for supporting the EMC in co-ordinating data collection and state impact assessment processes

 

3.2, 11.1, 11.2

         

ESV

 

Gas – Exercising powers conferred to ESV to issue directions to make safe of a gas emergency; and to facilitate the reliability of gas supply and security of gas system

 

3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.4, 11.1

     

Electricity – Exercising powers conferred to ESV to issue directions to make safe of an electricity situation

 

3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.4, 11.1

     

Pipelines – Intervene as required as the Minister’s delegate to ensure appropriate action is taken by all relevant parties for safety reasons or the protection of the environment in the case of pipeline incidents

 

5.4

         

ICA

 

ICA provides support to Local and State Government in its role in co-ordinating insurance damage assessments and expediting claims processing in order for insured residents and businesses to access financial and accommodation benefits

 

11.2

         

Melbourne Water

 

Provide advice and support to DELWP for any dam safety event

 

3.2

         

Municipal Councils

 

Municipal councils are responsible for the co-ordination of local level relief and recovery activities, and are lead agency for co-ordination of secondary impact assessment

 

11.1

     

Municipal councils are responsible for the co-ordination of local level relief and recovery activities, and are lead agency for co-ordination of post emergency needs assessment to determine long term recovery needs (Post Emergency Needs Assessment)

 

11.1, 11.2

         

NBN Co

 

Provide a EMLO function to the SCC to attend/provide information and advice on the impacts of emergency events regarding nbnTM services as they effect Victoria

 

3.2, 4.4, 4.5

         

VFA

 

VFA is a key support agency for response to fish mortality (fish deaths) events, including an initial impact assessment and notifying the relevant control agency if the cause relates/is suspected to relate to hazards managed by that agency e.g. exotic animal disease, pollution, blue-green algae bloom

 

3.2, 11.1, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3

         

VIFM

 

Undertake Disaster Victim Identification procedures including forensic pathology, anthropology, odontology, radiology and molecular biology (DNA)

 

4.4, 8.3

         

VMIA

 

Provides claims management, loss adjuster and claims preparation support during and after an emergency

 

4.5, 11.1, 11.2, 17.2, 17.3

     

Provides insurance and insurance market insights advice during an emergency

 

17.1

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including advising the state through the relevant Minister on insurance implications for emergencies

 

4.5, 4.6

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DTF in its role of advising the state through the relevant Minister on insurance implications for emergencies

 

3.2, 4.4, 11.2

         

VRCA

 

Identify and gather any actionable shipping information, such as damage sustained, current situation and possible risks, to provide to emergency services for response activities

 

3.2, 11.1

         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Investigation into the cause of workplace and work-related incidents including incidents in public places involving registered, licensed and prescribed equipment and at major public events where such equipment is involved in an incident including amusement structures and amusement rides. This may include collecting, collating and/or analysing information for current and emerging risks and hazards before, during and after an incident, and providing consistent and meaningful impact assessment data through a co-ordinated process to decision makers

 

4.4, 11.1