Conduct a systematic process engaging the whole community as appropriate in the development of executable strategic, operational, and/or tactical level approaches to meet defined objectives.

Table 17: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Planning core capability

 

Critical Task 1.1: Define and communicate (to all stakeholders) planning principles, priorities and governance arrangements, including an understanding of a community’s profile, resilience, and the likely emergencies that may impact on them.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

Provide appropriate pre-hospital leadership, skills and equipment through planning for various health emergencies, including mass casualty incidents

 

1.3

         

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

 

EMA is responsible for progressing and implementing national disaster risk reduction policy, in line with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. The Framework sets the five-year cross-sector foundation from 2019-2023 to address systemic disaster risk and was endorsed by COAG in March 2020

 

1.3

     

Critical Infrastructure Centre works across all levels of government, and with owners and operators to identify and manage the risks to Australia’s critical infrastructure

 

1.3, 3.2

     

The Counter Terrorism Centre is responsible for counter terrorism strategic policy, counter terrorism operational co-ordination and evaluation and counter terrorism capability

 

3.2, 4.3

         

AMSA

 

Development and implementation of legislation designed to enhance safety of ships and crews, and maintain qualifications of crews

   
         

BRV

 

Lead and co-ordinate recovery planning across BRV’s five lines of recovery (People and Wellbeing, Aboriginal Culture and Healing, Environment and Biodiversity, Business and Economy, and Building and Infrastructure), ensuring that recovery plans are developed through participation with community and agency stakeholders

 

1.2

     

Lead and co-ordinate recovery planning across BRV’s five lines of recovery (People and Wellbeing, Aboriginal Culture and Healing, Environment and Biodiversity, Business and Economy, and Building and Infrastructure), ensuring that recovery plans incorporate initiatives that build community resilience where-ever this is possible

 

6.6

     

Lead and co-ordinate recovery planning across BRV’s five lines of recovery (People and Wellbeing, Aboriginal Culture and Healing, Environment and Biodiversity, Business and Economy, and Building and Infrastructure), ensuring that recovery plans are regularly reviewed through incorporating monitoring and evaluation learnings

 

21.4

     

Co-ordinate state and regional recovery, including develop and implement overarching Bushfire recovery framework, including recovery plans

   
         

CFA

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through changing community behaviour through public education and legislation

 

2.1

     

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through developing/enforcing of relevant legislation and regulations

   
         
   

Development of the department’s state-wide emergency management policy, including guidelines for all children’s services, government and non‑government schools that can prevent or reduce the risks associated with emergencies

 

1.3

     

Development of emergency management planning resources for all children’s services, government and non‑government schools including templates that assist in identifying actions that support mitigation including resources and training

 

1.2, 1.4

         

DELWP

 

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events - development of policy, programs and training for responding to wildlife welfare during emergencies

 

21.1

     

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events - development of partnerships and agreements with key organisations that will support DELWP in responding to emergency events on wildlife welfare

   
     

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

 

1.2, 11.2, 18.1

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals - Development of response options for key ecosystems and species

 

1.3, 4.4, 18.2

     

Cetacean (whale and dolphin) stranding, entanglement or vessel strike - formulation of policy, regulation, plans and training

   
     

Dam safety - formulation of policy and regulation for dam safety

   
     

Dam safety - administration of dam safety provision in the Water Act 1989 and water corporation obligations in the Statement of Obligations

 

1.3

     

Reticulated water and wastewater (sewerage) services - DELWP monitor water corporations’ implementation of business continuity and emergency management plans to restore water and wastewater (sewerage) services to full functionality, DELWP also observes emergency management exercises in the sector

 

1.6

     

Non-hazardous pollution of inland waters - formulation of policy and regulation for non-hazardous pollution of inland waters

   
     

Energy - DELWP responsibilities under Part 7A of the EM Act 2013 involves working with the energy sector to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, in particular through formulation of policy, emergency risk management planning by operators, observing exercises as part of resilience improvement cycles and designating vital critical infrastructure where appropriate

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 19.4,
​19.5, 21.1, 21.3

     

Fire - formulation of policy and regulation for bushfire management in state forest, national parks and protected public lands

   
     

Fire - formulation of policy and regulation in the land use planning and building systems for bushfire in the built and natural environment

   
     

Floodplain management/flood - formulation of policy and regulation for floodplain management

   
     

Floodplain management/flood - formulation of policy and regulation in the land use planning and building systems for flood in the built and natural environment

   
     

Wildlife affected by marine and freshwater pollution - development of policy, programs and training for responding to incidents of wildlife affected by marine pollution

   
         

DJPR

 

DJPR’s responsibilities under the Victoria’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy (2015) involve working with the communications and food and grocery sectors to enhance critical infrastructure resilience through Sector Resilience Networks and exercising

 

1.2, 1.4

     

DJPR promotes resilience through emergency planning and preparedness, including the State Biosecurity Sub-Plan, Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan, and national arrangements captured in AUSVETPLAN, PLANTPLAN and AQUAPLAN

 

1.3

DJCS

 

Supports EMV to co-ordinate whole of government policy and planning for emergency management

 

1.2, 3.2

     

Develops policies and plans to reduce the risk of harm to its people (both staff and clients), facilities, systems and services from major emergencies

 

1.3

DoT

 

DoT works with the transport sectors to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, through designating vital critical infrastructure where appropriate

   
     

Maintaining a high level of preparedness for emergencies that may affect the state’s road and rail network

   

Providing a mechanism for developing multi-agency/operator incident action strategy

 

1.3

         

EMV

 

The Chief Executive of EMV is responsible for ensuring that agencies implement their work programs under the Strategic Action Plan, together with the EMC

   
     

Establishing and maintaining the Victorian Critical Infrastructure Register

 

1.3

     

Supporting the EMC in the preparation and publishing of the SEMP

   
         

ESTA

 

Participate in planning activities on telecommunications risks

   
         

ESV

 

Gas – Develop and administer regulations and codes to ensure gas safety and associated risks are minimised to as far as practicable through: review, monitor and audit compliance program of appliances, gas equipment, gas components, gas installations, gas related services and the conveyance, sale, supply, measurement, control and use of gas with the specified safety standards or accepted gas safety cases; and enforce compliance where regulated entities place communities at risk

 

1.2, 1.3, 5.4, 21.2

     

Electricity – Develop and administer regulations and codes to ensure electricity safety and associated risks are minimised to as far as practicable through reviewing, monitoring and auditing the compliance of electrical infrastructure, electrical installations, electrical equipment and vegetation with the specified safety standards, accepted electricity safety management schemes or prescriptive legislation; and enforce compliance where regulated entities place communities at risk

 

1.2, 1.3, 5.4, 21.2

     

Electricity – Develop and administer regulations and codes that monitor and ensure the prevention and mitigation of bushfires that arise out of incidents involving electric lines or vegetation close there to

 

7.1

     

Pipelines – Develop and administer regulations to ensure safety of pipeline construction and operation and associated risks are minimised to as far as practicable through review, monitor and audit compliance program of pipeline construction and operations with the specified safety standards and accepted construction and operational safety management plans; and enforce compliance where regulated entities place communities at risk

 

1.3, 5.4

         

FRV

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through changing community behaviour through public education and legislation

 

2.1

     

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through developing/enforcing of relevant legislation and regulations

   
         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Maintain a high level of preparedness for emergencies that may affect the availability of food and other essential materials for affected communities

   
     

Development and implementation of business continuity plans and increase in demand plans for major emergencies

 

1.3

         

LSV

 

Provision of water safety expert advice in support of state and regional emergency management planning

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

     

Provision of aquatic risk management services including safety design services to designers and developers of swimming pools and waterways

 

1.3, 1.4, 4.5

         

Melbourne Water

 

Develop and implement plans and operational procedures for the continuity of Melbourne’s water supply systems, dams, reticulated wastewater (sewerage) systems, waterways and drainage assets

 

1.3

     

Develop and implement plans for the protection of Melbourne Water’s assets and systems, including dam safety, water quality, catchment and asset security

   
     

Prepare sub-catchment drainage strategies to support urban development

   
     

Regulate development in flood prone areas within Melbourne Water’s waterway management district as a referral authority under council planning schemes

   
     

Develop policies and procedures for the management of trade waste

   
         

NOPSEMA

 

Promote and advise on occupational health and safety, well integrity and environmental matters relating to offshore petroleum operations and offshore greenhouse gas well operations and environmental management of greenhouse gas storage activities

 

1.5, 2.1, 4.5, 4.6

         

PV

  

Fire prevention and preparedness on public land in Victoria (Fire Protected Area): provide support to DELWP and undertake activities (including works) described in DELWP Fire Protection and Readiness and Response Plans

 

3.2, 7.1

     

Responsible for preparing and maintaining emergency response plans for parks, reserves, rivers and waterways managed by PV

 

1.3

     

Responsible for preparation and implementation of Safety and Environment Management Plans for the local ports of Port Phillip and Western Port

 

1.3

     

Administration of legislation and policy governing the use and enjoyment of parks, reserves, rivers, waterways and ports managed by PV, including Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries to reduce risk to the environment and visitor safety

   
     

Development and administration of procedures and guidelines to ensure processes are in place to manage any potential risks associated with dams managed by PV consistent with the Strategic Framework for Dam Safety Regulations. Mitigation activities include implementing dam safety monitoring procedures for PV dams, developing emergency management plans for large dams, and undertake periodic training and exercising to ensure the emergency management plan and associated business continuity plan is tested and can be implemented effectively

 

1.5, 1.6, 16.2

         

Salvation Army

 

Continually updating volunteer competencies, training and safety policy plans for harm minimisation to volunteers and community members

 

1.4

         

Services Australia

 

Development and implementation of the following plans to assist stakeholders in major emergency mitigation activities including:

Emergency Management Risk Management Plans – identifies the risks associated with the delivery of the emergency management programme and outlines the proposed mitigation strategies to reduce any identified risk being realised

Payment Integrity Risk Management Plans – identifies the risks to the payment integrity of emergency and disaster-related payments and details the treatments to minimise these risks

Zone Response and Recovery Plans – each Zone is required to complete a Zone Response and Recovery Plan and describe the actions that will be taken when responding to an emergency event, which may include a natural disaster or national security incident

 

1.3

     

Detail the processes to engage appropriate and skilled emergency reservists who are able to be deployed for recovery work and provide business continuity and support to affected communities in a timely manner, through the Emergency Reservist Framework

 

1.3, 1.4, 3.2

     

Implement agreements with States, Territories and Commonwealth agencies, and outline the arrangements in place with States, Territories and Commonwealth agencies for the provision of support services in the event that their resources are overwhelmed during an emergency. Note: Other agreements outline the arrangements between the department and policy agencies about how they will work together to deliver the best possible services (within their portfolio of responsibility) to the community

 

1.2, 1.4, 3.2, 7.3, 12.4, 14.4

         

TSV

 

Provide information, guidance and education that promotes awareness and understanding of transport safety issues

 

1.5, 2.1, 4.5

     

Develop policy relating to the administration of transport safety legislation

 

4.5

         

VICSES

 

Supports the multi-agency approach in the provision of advice, information, training and assistance to municipal councils and agencies in relation to emergency management principles and practice

 

1.2, 2.1, 4.5, 4.6

     

Increasing individual capacity and capability of the community to prepare and respond by engaging with communities providing storm, flood, earthquake, tsunami and landslide risk information, community education and engagement

 

2.1

         

VIFM

 

VIFM provides expert medical and scientific advice, including associated public health and safety policy advice, to a variety of Victorian Government departments and agencies on fatality management

 

3.2, 4.5

         

VPC(M)

 

Maintain the Melbourne Port Emergency Management Plan

   
         

VRCA

 

Deliver a clear port development strategy to assist waterway users and community stakeholders to plan safe and sustainable use of VRCA waters

   
         

Volunteer Search

and Rescue Organisations

 

Provision of advice, information, and assistance to volunteer agencies and the community in relation to emergency management principles and practice

 

1.2, 2.1, 4.5, 4.6

     

Engage with communities about volunteer agencies capabilities and capacity in an emergency

 

1.2, 2.1

         

Water corporations

 

Develop appropriate operation and maintenance plans, risk management plans, emergency management plans and business continuity plans to ensure the water supply, wastewater (sewerage) and irrigation and drainage assets they own or manage function appropriately

 

1.3

     

Develop appropriate dam safety emergency plans to deal with a potential dam failure of dams they own or manage

 

1.3

         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Conduct inspections and certifications/authorisations/approvals under health and safety and dangerous goods legislation that provides information for current and emerging risks and hazards, where relevant, before, during and after an incident

 

1.4

         
 

Critical Task 1.2: Community and agency stakeholders participate in emergency management planning.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

Active participation and representation in emergency management committees and forums at all tiers (municipal, regional and state)

   
     

Co-ordinate a Public Access Defibrillation program, and Community Emergency Response Teams

 

3.3, 3.5, 14.8

         

ADF

 

Defence supports major emergency operations via the request for Commonwealth Assistance from the EMC or the VicPol Commissioner under the EMA guidelines for Commonwealth Assistance, with support usually managed under COMDISPLAN arrangements

 

3.2

     

Victoria’s JOSS team and other Defence units regularly attend EMV training, exercises and briefings throughout the year to ensure ADF awareness and maintain an ability to respond quickly

 

1.6

         

AEMO

 

Prepare gas emergency procedures, in consultation with government, ESV and industry

 

1.6, 21.1, 21.3

     

Facilitate the Gas Emergency Management Consultative Forum (chaired by ESV) and the Victorian Electricity Emergency Committee

   
         

ARC

 

ARC builds community resilience and social connectedness through engagement and emergency planning activities at individual and community levels, empowering communities to develop initiatives through local volunteer networks and connections

 

6.2, 6.4

     

ARC advises on policies and practices that support preparedness and resilience in the community

 

1.4

         

ATSB

 

The ATSB co-operates with agencies of the Commonwealth, a state or territory that have functions or powers relating to transport safety or functions affected by the ATSB’s role in improving transport safety

 

3.2

         

BOM

 

Contribute to community awareness activities related to meteorological and hydrological phenomena and warning systems

 

1.6

         

BRV

 

Lead and co-ordinate recovery planning across BRV’s five lines of recovery (People and Wellbeing, Aboriginal Culture and Healing, Environment and Biodiversity, Business and Economy, and Building and Infrastructure), ensuring that recovery plans are developed through participation with community and agency stakeholders

 

1.1

         

CMAs

 

Advise and assist local government in the incorporation of flood related planning controls in planning schemes

   
         

CityLink

 

Test annually of preparedness of the Emergency Risk Management Plan, Incident Management Team and Executive Management Team through an exercise that involves key stakeholders and identifies Critical Infrastructure requirements

 

1.3, 1.6, 4.1

         

CFA

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through increasing the understanding of the use of fire protection and detection systems

 

1.4

         

DET

 

Development of emergency management planning resources for all children’s services, government and non‑government schools including templates that assist in identifying actions that support mitigation including resources and training

 

1.1, 1.4

         

DELWP

 

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events – engagement with DJPR on the delivery of the Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan

   
     

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, 11.2, 18.1

     

Energy – DELWP responsibilities under Part 7A of the EM Act 2013 involves working with the energy sector to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, in particular through formulation of policy, emergency risk management planning by operators, observing exercises as part of resilience improvement cycles and designating vital critical infrastructure where appropriate

 

1.1, 1.3, 1.6, 19.4, 19.5, 21.1, 21.3

     

Wildlife affected by marine and freshwater pollution – development of partnerships and agreements with key organisations that will support DELWP in responding to wildlife affected by marine pollution

 

3.2

         

DJPR

 

DJPR’s responsibilities under the Victoria’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy (2015) involve working with the communications and food and grocery sectors to enhance critical infrastructure resilience through Sector Resilience Networks and exercising

 

1.1, 1.4

     

DJPR promotes resilience through working with industry, primary producers and community groups on the management of threats (including high risk biosecurity threats and natural disasters) to mitigate economic impacts

 

1.3, 3.2

     

DJPR promotes resilience through membership of emergency management bodies and teams including the Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Committee, State and Regional Emergency Management Teams and Committees

   
     

DJPR promotes resilience through effective engagement networks with industry and community stakeholders, including with the critical infrastructure sector to gain appreciation of asset criticality and emergency planning and preparedness plans

   
     

DJPR promotes resilience through working with the Communications sector on mobile blackspots and telecommunications resilience programs

 

3.2, 3.5

         

DJCS

 

Supports EMV to co-ordinate whole of government policy and planning for emergency management

 

1.1, 3.2

     

Participates in multi-agency emergency management planning at the local, regional and state level

   
         

DoT

 

DoT works with the transport sectors to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, through emergency risk management planning by vital critical infrastructure owners and operators

 

1.3, 1.4, 3.2

     

Co-ordinate road safety programs with community groups and other agencies

 

1.4

         

EMV

 

EMV is responsible for supporting the EMC in co-ordinating investment and planning

 

3.2

         

ESV

 

Gas – Develop and administer regulations and codes to ensure gas safety and associated risks are minimised to as far as practicable through: review, monitor and audit compliance program of appliances, gas equipment, gas components, gas installations, gas related services and the conveyance, sale, supply, measurement, control and use of gas with the specified safety standards or accepted gas safety cases; and enforce compliance where regulated entities place communities at risk

 

1.1, 1.3, 5.4, 21.2

     

Electricity – Develop and administer regulations and codes to ensure electricity safety and associated risks are minimised to as far as practicable through reviewing, monitoring and auditing the compliance of electrical infrastructure, electrical installations, electrical equipment and vegetation with the specified safety standards, accepted electricity safety management schemes or prescriptive legislation; and enforce compliance where regulated entities place communities at risk

 

1.1, 1.3, 5.4, 21.2

         

EPA

 

In applying and enforcing the Environment Protection Act the EPA provides technical support in the prevention, mitigation and risk reduction of pollution and waste emergencies by working with government, industry and community to help identify and manage significant waste and pollution risks

 

1.4

     

In applying and enforcing the Environment Protection Act the EPA provides technical support in the prevention, mitigation and risk reduction of pollution and waste emergencies by supporting regional and state emergency management planning.

   
         

FRV

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through increasing the understanding of the use of fire protection and detection systems

 

1.4

         

LSV

 

Provision of water safety expert advice in support of state and regional emergency management planning

 

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

         

Melbourne Water

 

Establish agreements with land developers for the provision of drainage infrastructure

   
         

Municipal Councils

 

Work with the Municipal and/or Regional Emergency Management Planning Committee to undertake provision of community awareness, information and warning system(s)

 

2.1

     

Work with the Municipal and/or Regional Emergency Management Planning Committee to undertake identification and assessment of hazards/risks

 

1.3

     

Work with the Municipal and/or Regional Emergency Management Planning Committee to undertake implementation/co-ordination of specific risk treatments for identified risks

 

1.4, 1.5

         

Services Australia

 

Implement agreements with States, Territories and Commonwealth agencies, and outline the arrangements in place with States, Territories and Commonwealth agencies for the provision of support services in the event that their resources are overwhelmed during an emergency. Note: Other agreements outline the arrangements between the department and policy agencies about how they will work together to deliver the best possible services (within their portfolio of responsibility) to the community

 

1.1, 1.4, 3.2, 7.3, 12.4, 14.4

     

Training and support for agency Emergency Management Co-ordinators, Emergency Reservists, Smart Centre and Service Zone staff deployed to emergencies/disasters

 

1.4, 1.6

     

Training and support for agency staff taking calls or processing claims received relating to an emergency/disaster event

 

1.4, 1.6

         

St John Ambulance

 

Improve community readiness through the marketing of appropriate and cost effective first aid equipment and servicing

 

1.4, 2.1

     

Provide onsite consultations with workplaces and community groups to include first aid component within first aid management plans for the prevention of injuries

 

1.4, 1.6, 3.2

         

VicPol

 

Building social capital and resilience in communities to prepare for a sustained recovery from extreme emergencies and natural disasters through the provision of information and education in the media and other means

 

2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 6.1

         

VICSES

 

Supports the multi-agency approach in the provision of advice, information, training and assistance to municipal councils and agencies in relation to emergency management principles and practice

 

1.1, 2.1, 4.5, 4.6

     

Assistance to municipal councils in the development of emergency management plans for VICSES Control hazards including assistance to incorporate an all hazards risk management approach

 

1.4

     

Assistance to emergency management planning committees in the facilitation of municipal risk assessments that consider and improve safety and resilience of their community from hazards and emergencies through the facilitation of Community Emergency Risk Assessment program

 

1.3, 1.4

         

VCC EM

 

Provide information, education and training to cultural and faith communities, municipal council emergency management staff and other agencies

 

1.6

         

VMIA

 

Provides risk management support/advice to individual organisations and through emergency management forums

 

1.5, 4.5

     

In accordance with the Act, VMIA’s role is to assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs for the identification, quantification and management of risks

 

1.4

         

VPC(M)

 

Chair the Melbourne Port Emergency Management Committee

   
         

VRCA

 

Host Port City Co-ordination (Port and Regional stakeholders) meetings to better understand and identify local needs

   
         

VicTrack

 

Participate in emergency management and resilience networks and forums

 

1.6

         

Volunteer Search and Rescue Organisations

 

Provision of advice, information, and assistance to volunteer agencies and the community in relation to emergency management principles and practice

 

1.1, 2.1, 4.5, 4.6

     

Engage with communities about volunteer agencies capabilities and capacity in an emergency

 

1.1, 2.1

         

Water corporations

 

Participate in the Water Sector Resilience Network

 

1.3

         

WICEN

 

Participate and support local government in organising and conducting exercises identifying different communication strategies

 

1.6

         
 

Critical Task 1.3: Identify, analyse and evaluate the likelihood and consequences of emergency events holistically, and document in emergency plans.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

Provide appropriate pre-hospital leadership, skills and equipment through planning for various health emergencies, including mass casualty incidents

 

1.1

         

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

 

The Department of Home Affairs contributes to the funding and/or supports several capability development activities, often in partnership with other Australian Government Agencies and the states and territories. Activities include the National Aerial Firefighting Centre, Australian Tsunami Warning System, Bushfire Arson Prevention, Emergency Alert, Australian Medical Assistance Teams and Disaster Assistance Response Teams and the Australian Instituted of Disaster Resilience

   
     

EMA is responsible for progressing and implementing national disaster risk reduction policy, in line with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. The Framework sets the five-year cross-sector foundation from 2019-2023 to address systemic disaster risk and was endorsed by COAG in March 2020

 

1.1

     

In March 2020, COAG also agreed to a new National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction. The new National Partnership Agreement will support the Framework and provide $104.4 million for states and territories to deliver state and local risk reduction initiatives over five years. This is in addition to $26.1 million that the Commonwealth will be investing in nationally significant projects

 

1.4

     

Critical Infrastructure Centre works across all levels of government, and with owners and operators to identify and manage the risks to Australia’s critical infrastructure

 

1.1, 3.2

         

AMSA

 

Prevent and mitigate pollution from ships

   
         

BRV

 

Co-ordinate state and regional recovery, including lead in Bushfire planning, program management, engagements and operations to ensure wraparound services systems are easily available for affected people

 

15.5

         

CMAs

 

Prepare flood response action plans for internal use focused on the collection of flood related data, flood level, flood photography, and hydrographics

   
         

CityLink

 

Test annually of preparedness of the Emergency Risk Management Plan, Incident Management Team and Executive Management Team through an exercise that involves key stakeholders and identifies Critical Infrastructure requirements

 

1.2, 1.6, 4.1

     

Update the Emergency Risk Management Plan with findings and recommendations from any major event including annual exercises

 

21.3, 21.5

     

Traffic management plans for road closures and tunnel evacuation plans for motorists are reviewed annually

   
     

Through the asset strategy and planning framework, ensure long term operability of infrastructure, including assessments and restoration when required

 

19.1, 19.2, 19.5

         

DET

 

Development of the department’s state-wide emergency management policy, including guidelines for all children’s services, government and non‑government schools that can prevent or reduce the risks associated with emergencies

 

1.1

         

DELWP

 

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Development of response options for key ecosystems and species

 

1.1, 4.4, 18.2

     

Blue‑Green Algae – developing policy for blue-green algae management in Victoria

   
     

Cetacean (whale and dolphin) stranding, entanglement or vessel strike – engagement with stakeholders to reduce the incidence of cetacean stranding, entanglement and vessel strike

 

2.1

     

Dam safety – administration of dam safety provision in the Water Act 1989 and water corporation obligations in the Statement of Obligations

 

1.1

     

Energy – DELWP responsibilities under Part 7A of the EM Act 2013 involves working with the energy sector to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, in particular through formulation of policy, emergency risk management planning by operators, observing exercises as part of resilience improvement cycles and designating vital critical infrastructure where appropriate

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 19.4,
19.5, 21.1, 21.3

     

Fire – planning and delivery of programs to reduce the risk of bushfire in state forest, national parks and protected public lands

 

7.1

     

Floodplain management/flood – planning and delivery of floodplain management programs to reduce the risk of major flood

   
     

Lead the Water Sector Resilience Network

   
         

DHHS

 

Providing whole-of-health leadership and direction in planning and preparing for emergencies with major health consequences, including mass casualties

   
         

DJPR

 

DJPR promotes resilience through working with industry, primary producers and community groups on the management of threats (including high risk biosecurity threats and natural disasters) to mitigate economic impacts

 

1.2, 3.2

     

DJPR promotes resilience through emergency planning and preparedness, including the State Biosecurity Sub-Plan, Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan, and national arrangements captured in AUSVETPLAN, PLANTPLAN and AQUAPLAN

 

1.1

         

DJCS

 

Develops policies and plans to reduce the risk of harm to its people (both staff and clients), facilities, systems and services from major emergencies

 

1.1

         

DPC

 

Maintain the State Crisis Protocol to support the government response during an extreme emergency

   
         

DoT

 

DoT works with the transport sectors to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, through emergency risk management planning by vital critical infrastructure owners and operators

 

1.2, 1.4, 3.2

     

Assurance of preparation of vital critical infrastructure owners’ and operators’ emergency risk management plans

 

1.4

     

Plan for the management of incidents on major arterial roads with other agencies, including diversion routes for the different classes of vehicles

 

1.5

     

Providing a mechanism for developing multi-agency/operator incident action strategy

 

1.1

         

EMV

 

Establishing and maintaining the Victorian Critical Infrastructure Register

 

1.1

         

ESV

 

Gas – Develop and administer regulations and codes to ensure gas safety and associated risks are minimised to as far as practicable through: review, monitor and audit compliance program of appliances, gas equipment, gas components, gas installations, gas related services and the conveyance, sale, supply, measurement, control and use of gas with the specified safety standards or accepted gas safety cases; and enforce compliance where regulated entities place communities at risk

 

1.1, 1.2, 5.4, 21.2

     

Electricity – Develop and administer regulations and codes to ensure electricity safety and associated risks are minimised to as far as practicable through reviewing, monitoring and auditing the compliance of electrical infrastructure, electrical installations, electrical equipment and vegetation with the specified safety standards, accepted electricity safety management schemes or prescriptive legislation; and enforce compliance where regulated entities place communities at risk

 

1.1, 1.2, 5.4, 21.2

     

Pipelines – Develop and administer regulations to ensure safety of pipeline construction and operation and associated risks are minimised to as far as practicable through review, monitor and audit compliance program of pipeline construction and operations with the specified safety standards and accepted construction and operational safety management plans; and enforce compliance where regulated entities place communities at risk

 

1.1, 5.4

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Development and implementation of business continuity plans and increase in demand plans for major emergencies

 

1.1

     

Implementation and continuation of programs, such as Farms to Families Pop-Up Market Program and The Breakfast in Schools Program, to minimise risks, such as malnutrition, in identified communities that may be at greater risk from the effects of a major emergency

 

1.4

         

LSV

 

Provision of water safety expert advice in support of state and regional emergency management planning

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5

     

Provision of aquatic risk management services including safety design services to designers and developers of swimming pools and waterways

 

1.1, 1.4, 4.5

     

Provision of safety inspection services for swimming pools, urban, coastal and inland waterways using approved risk management tools.

   
         

Melbourne Water

 

Develop and implement plans and operational procedures for the continuity of Melbourne’s water supply systems, dams, reticulated wastewater (sewerage) systems, waterways and drainage assets

 

1.1

     

Implement plans and procedures for the continuity of services in the event of a threat or impact to Melbourne Water’s reticulated water supply systems, dams, reticulated wastewater (sewerage) systems, waterways and drainage assets

 

1.5, 19.6

     

Implement plans for the protection of Melbourne Water’s assets and systems from threats and impacts, including dam safety, water quality, catchment and asset security

 

1.5

         

Municipal Councils

 

Work with the Municipal and/or Regional Emergency Management Planning Committee to undertake identification and assessment of hazards/risks

 

1.2

         

NOPSEMA

 

Develop and implement effective monitoring and enforcement strategies to secure compliance for occupational health and safety, well integrity and environmental management in offshore petroleum operations and offshore greenhouse gas well operations and environmental management of greenhouse gas storage activities

 

4.3, 16.2

         

PV

 

Responsible for preparing and maintaining emergency response plans for parks, reserves, rivers and waterways managed by PV

 

1.1

     

Responsible for preparation and implementation of Safety and Environment Management Plans for the local ports of Port Phillip and Western Port

 

1.1

     

Responsible for the safe, efficient and environmental management of the local ports of Port Phillip, Western Port and Port Campbell, including the navigable sections of the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers (excluding Commercial Ports), and other specified navigable waterways in its management areas

   
         

Services Australia

 

Development and implementation of the following plans to assist stakeholders in major emergency mitigation activities including:

Emergency Management Risk Management Plans – identifies the risks associated with the delivery of the emergency management programme and outlines the proposed mitigation strategies to reduce any identified risk being realised

Payment Integrity Risk Management Plans – identifies the risks to the payment integrity of emergency and disaster-related payments and details the treatments to minimise these risks

Zone Response and Recovery Plans – each Zone is required to complete a Zone Response and Recovery Plan and describe the actions that will be taken when responding to an emergency event, which may include a natural disaster or national security incident

 

1.1

     

Detail the processes to engage appropriate and skilled emergency reservists who are able to be deployed for recovery work and provide business continuity and support to affected communities in a timely manner, through the Emergency Reservist Framework

 

1.1, 1.4, 3.2

         

Telstra

 

Telstra maintains Business Continuity Plans which detail the response, recovery, relief and restoration steps to be taken prior to, during and following an adverse event

   
     

Telstra can identify its sites that may be at risk and potential consequences of loss of asset

 

1.5, 19.1

         

VICSES

 

Assistance to emergency management planning committees in the facilitation of municipal risk assessments that consider and improve safety and resilience of their community from hazards and emergencies through the facilitation of Community Emergency Risk Assessment program

 

1.2, 1.4

         

VFA

 

Enforcement of provisions under the Fisheries Act 1995 prohibiting bringing into Victoria, possession, transporting or release of declared noxious aquatic species

 

5.4, 16.4, 16.5

         

VIFM

 

In accordance with the Act, VIFM’s role is to provide medical death investigation, including reducing the number of preventable deaths and promote public health and safety and the administration of justice S.64(2) (ha)

 

2.1

         

VPC(M)

 

Ensure safe management of commercial shipping within the waters of the Port of Melbourne via Vessel Traffic Services authority

 

3.3

     

Co-ordinate whole of port emergency management exercises

   
         

Water corporations

 

Develop appropriate operation and maintenance plans, risk management plans, emergency management plans and business continuity plans to ensure the water supply, wastewater (sewerage) and irrigation and drainage assets they own or manage function appropriately

 

1.1

     

Develop appropriate dam safety emergency plans to deal with a potential dam failure of dams they own or manage

 

1.1

     

Participate in the Water Sector Resilience Network

 

1.2

         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Investigate, report and analyse information for current and emerging risks and hazards where relevant before, during and after incidents involving workplace fatalities and life threatening or serious injury; transport of dangerous goods and chemicals and high consequence dangerous goods and explosives; and use, storage and handling of dangerous goods and chemicals and high consequence dangerous goods

 

4.4

         
 

Critical Task 1.4: Community and agency stakeholders are engaged to explore, determine and implement mitigating actions to reduce or manage the likelihood and consequences of emergency events.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

Engage with communities to build their resilience in preventing and managing emergencies, through targeted and general education programs

 

1.5, 6.4, 6.5

         

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

 

In March 2020, COAG also agreed to a new National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction. The new National Partnership Agreement will support the Framework and provide $104.4 million for states and territories to deliver state and local risk reduction initiatives over five years. This is in addition to $26.1 million that the Commonwealth will be investing in nationally significant projects

 

1.3

         

AMSA

 

Promotion and registration of distress beacons for safety in aviation, maritime and remote land activities including bush walking

 

1.5

     

Building awareness of aviation and maritime safety through participation in seminars, aircraft, boat and 4WD shows, safety campaigns and journal articles

   
         

ARC

 

ARC advises on policies and practices that support preparedness and resilience in the community

 

1.2

         

BOM

 

Contribute to community hazard mapping by taking the lead role in the analysis of relevant meteorological and hydrological information

 

2.1, 4.4, 4.6

         

CMAs

 

In partnership with local government, prepare and implement local floodplain management plans in accordance with the regional floodplain management strategy and community expectations

   
     

Assist with specific strategic and regional (non-urban) works and measures in accordance with responsibilities under the regional floodplain management strategy or catchment management strategy in consultation with expert advice

 

1.5

         

Coroners Court of Victoria

 

To contribute to the reduction of the number of preventable deaths and fires through the findings of coronial investigations of deaths and fires, and the making of recommendations by coroners to promote public health and safety

 

2.1, 21.5

         

CFA

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through increasing community involvement and awareness in hazard prevention

 

2.1

     

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through increasing the understanding of the use of fire protection and detection systems

 

1.2

         

DET

 

Development of emergency management planning resources for all children’s services, government and non‑government schools including templates that assist in identifying actions that support mitigation including resources and training

 

1.1, 1.2

         

DJPR

 

DJPR’s responsibilities under the Victoria’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy (2015) involve working with the communications and food and grocery sectors to enhance critical infrastructure resilience through Sector Resilience Networks and exercising

 

1.1, 1.2

         

DoT

 

DoT works with the transport sectors to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, through emergency risk management planning by vital critical infrastructure owners and operators

 

1.2, 1.3, 3.2

     

Assurance of preparation of vital critical infrastructure owners’ and operators’ emergency risk management plans

 

1.3

     

Co-ordinate road safety programs with community groups and other agencies

 

1.2

         

ESV

 

Gas – Involvement in collective working groups (energy sectors and government agencies) in energy emergency planning and preparedness activities (e.g. development of emergency response and communication protocols and processes; annual emergency exercises; continuous improvement reviews of protocols and processes)

 

1.5, 1.6

     

Electricity – Involvement in collective working groups (energy sectors and government agencies) in energy emergency planning and preparedness activities (e.g. development of emergency response and communication protocols and processes; annual emergency exercises; continuous improvement reviews of protocols and processes)

 

1.5, 1.6

         

EPA

 

In applying and enforcing the Environment Protection Act the EPA provides technical support in the prevention, mitigation and risk reduction of pollution and waste emergencies by working with government, industry and community to help identify and manage significant waste and pollution risks

 

1.2

         

FRV

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through increasing community involvement and awareness in hazard prevention

 

2.1

     

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through increasing the understanding of the use of fire protection and detection systems

 

1.2

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Implementation and continuation of programs, such as Farms to Families Pop-Up Market Program and The Breakfast in Schools Program, to minimise risks, such as malnutrition, in identified communities that may be at greater risk from the effects of a major emergency

 

1.3

         

LSV

 

Provision of water safety expert advice in support of state and regional emergency management planning

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5

     

Provision of aquatic risk management services including safety design services to designers and developers of swimming pools and waterways

 

1.1, 1.3, 4.5

         

Municipal Councils

 

Perform risk mitigation functions under local government, fire, health, building, and planning legislation e.g. planning schemes, building permits, food safety inspections

   
     

Work with the Municipal and/or Regional Emergency Management Planning Committee to undertake implementation/co-ordination of specific risk treatments for identified risks

 

1.2, 1.5

         

Salvation Army

 

Continually updating volunteer competencies, training and safety policy plans for harm minimisation to volunteers and community members

 

1.1

         

Services Australia

 

Detail the processes to engage appropriate and skilled emergency reservists who are able to be deployed for recovery work and provide business continuity and support to affected communities in a timely manner, through the Emergency Reservist Framework

 

1.1, 1.3, 3.2

     

Implement agreements with States, Territories and Commonwealth agencies, and outline the arrangements in place with States, Territories and Commonwealth agencies for the provision of support services in the event that their resources are overwhelmed during an emergency. Note: Other agreements outline the arrangements between the department and policy agencies about how they will work together to deliver the best possible services (within their portfolio of responsibility) to the community

 

1.1, 1.2, 3.2, 7.3, 12.4, 14.4

     

Training and support for agency Emergency Management Co-ordinators, Emergency Reservists, Smart Centre and Service Zone staff deployed to emergencies/disasters

 

1.2, 1.6

     

Training and support for agency staff taking calls or processing claims received relating to an emergency/disaster event

 

1.2, 1.6

         

St John Ambulance

 

Improve community readiness through the marketing of appropriate and cost effective first aid equipment and servicing

 

1.2, 2.1

     

Provide onsite consultations with workplaces and community groups to include first aid component within first aid management plans for the prevention of injuries

 

1.2, 1.6, 3.2

         

VICSES

 

Assistance to municipal councils in the development of emergency management plans for VICSES Control hazards including assistance to incorporate an all hazards risk management approach

 

1.2

     

Assistance to emergency management planning committees in the facilitation of municipal risk assessments that consider and improve safety and resilience of their community from hazards and emergencies through the facilitation of Community Emergency Risk Assessment program

 

1.2, 1.3

         

VBA

 

Work with other agencies and regulators to review regulatory environment and identify risks and review and implement mitigation measures where required

 

1.5

         

VMIA

 

In accordance with the Act, VMIA’s role is to assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs for the identification, quantification and management of risks

 

1.2

         

VicTrack

 

Undertake resilience improvement activities

   
         

Volunteer Search and Rescue Organisations

 

Provision of training programs (such as Basic First Aid) to people affected by emergencies in support of lead agencies

 

3.2

         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Continue the safety regulator role during emergency events, including promoting compliant occupational health and safety management systems

 

1.5

     

Provide people and communities with information about risks, risk mitigation actions, and incidents/events through the development and publishing of guidance notes and alerts on a wide range of occupational health and safety and dangerous goods matters

 

2.1

     

Conduct inspections and certifications / authorisations / approvals under health and safety and dangerous goods legislation that provides information for current and emerging risks and hazards, where relevant, before, during and after an incident

 

1.1

         
 

Critical Task 1.5: Communicate (to communities and agency stakeholders) information on the residual likelihood and consequences after planning and mitigation is communicated.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

Engage with communities to build their resilience in preventing and managing emergencies, through targeted and general education programs

 

1.4, 6.4, 6.5

     

Provide information to the public relating to health emergencies, and how the risk or consequence of these can be reduced

 

2.1, 2.3

         

AEMO

 

Prepare or develop electricity load shedding priority tables after consultation with industry and government

   
     

Prepare or develop gas curtailment tables in consultation with government

   
         

AMSA

 

Promotion and registration of distress beacons for safety in aviation, maritime and remote land activities including bush walking

 

1.4

         

CMAs

 

Prioritise regional flooding issues in cooperation with local government, VICSES and the community

 

6.4

     

Assist with specific strategic and regional (non-urban) works and measures in accordance with responsibilities under the regional floodplain management strategy or catchment management strategy in consultation with expert advice

 

1.4

         

CFA

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through applying risk management strategies to identified community risk

   
         

DELWP

 

Energy – DELWP is the control agency for energy supply disruptions, in accordance with plans and procedures and within the powers available to resolve the situation

 

3.1

     

DELWP (as lead Government liaison) works with AEMO and electricity generation companies to deliver the recovery activity of electricity services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing electricity system security emergencies

 

3.2, 10.1, 19.6

     

DELWP (as lead Government liaison) works with AEMO operate and are responsible for the transmission system while other network operators manage the distribution system and the restoration of infrastructure and electric supply

 

3.2, 10.1, 19.6

     

DELWP (as lead Government liaison) works with AEMO to deliver the recovery activity of gas services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing gas system security emergencies within the Victorian Declared Transmission System. Other pipeline operators manage non Declared Transmission System segments of the system, and the restoration of infrastructure and gas supply

 

3.2, 10.1, 19.6

         

DPC

 

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government security and emergency management issues

 

4.4, 4.5, 4.6

     

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government response activities for emergencies

 

4.4, 4.5, 4.6

     

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government relief and recovery activities following emergencies

 

4.4, 4.5, 4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on a range of security and emergency management mitigation issues

 

4.4, 4.5, 4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on security and emergency response matters

 

4.4, 4.5, 4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on recovery matters

 

4.4, 4.5, 4.6

         

DoT

 

Plan for the management of incidents on major arterial roads with other agencies, including diversion routes for the different classes of vehicles

 

1.3

         

ESV

 

Gas – Involvement in collective working groups (energy sectors and government agencies) in energy emergency planning and preparedness activities (e.g. development of emergency response and communication protocols and processes; annual emergency exercises; continuous improvement reviews of protocols and processes)

 

1.4, 1.6

     

Electricity – Involvement in collective working groups (energy sectors and government agencies) in energy emergency planning and preparedness activities (e.g. development of emergency response and communication protocols and processes; annual emergency exercises; continuous improvement reviews of protocols and processes)

 

1.4, 1.6

         

FRV

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through applying risk management strategies to identified community risk

   
         

LSV

 

Provision of water safety expert advice in support of state and regional emergency management planning

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

         

Melbourne Water

 

Implement plans and procedures for the continuity of services in the event of a threat or impact to Melbourne Water’s reticulated water supply systems, dams, reticulated wastewater (sewerage) systems, waterways and drainage assets

 

1.3, 19.6

     

Implement plans for the protection of Melbourne Water’s assets and systems from threats and impacts, including dam safety, water quality, catchment and asset security

 

1.3

         

Municipal Councils

 

Work with the Municipal and/or Regional Emergency Management Planning Committee to undertake implementation/co-ordination of specific risk treatments for identified risks

 

1.2, 1.4

         

NOPSEMA

 

Promote and advise on occupational health and safety, well integrity and environmental matters relating to offshore petroleum operations and offshore greenhouse gas well operations and environmental management of greenhouse gas storage activities

 

1.1, 2.1, 4.5, 4.6

         

PV

 

Development and administration of procedures and guidelines to ensure processes are in place to manage any potential risks associated with dams managed by PV consistent with the Strategic Framework for Dam Safety Regulations. Mitigation activities include implementing dam safety monitoring procedures for PV dams, developing emergency management plans for large dams, and undertake periodic training and exercising to ensure the emergency management plan and associated business continuity plan is tested and can be implemented effectively

 

1.1, 1.6, 16.2

         

Telstra

 

Telstra can identify its sites that may be at risk and potential consequences of loss of asset

 

1.3, 19.1

         

TSV

 

Provide information, guidance and education that promotes awareness and understanding of transport safety issues

 

1.1, 2.1, 4.5

         

VBA

 

Work with other agencies and regulators to review regulatory environment and identify risks and review and implement mitigation measures where required

 

1.4

         

VFA

 

Supporting DELWP in the delivery of programs to reduce the incidence of cetacean entanglement and vessel strike from fishing activities

 

2.2, 3.2

         

VMIA

 

Provides risk management support/advice to individual organisations and through emergency management forums

 

1.2, 4.5

     

In accordance with the Act, VMIA’s role is to assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs to monitor risk management by departments and participating bodies

 

1.6

         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Continue the safety regulator role during emergency events, including promoting compliant occupational health and safety management systems

 

1.4

         
 

Critical Task 1.6: Exercise, evaluate and review emergency management plans regularly with agencies and community stakeholders using scenarios related to the community’s risk profile.

Note: This critical task would remove the requirement to “exercise” emergency management plans as part of the ‘During’ phase, as operational demands mean this would not be practical.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

Co-ordinate and participate in training and exercises to maintain a high level of preparedness for all emergencies, including mass casualty incidents, both internally and with other emergency services and health service providers

   
         

ADF

 

Victoria’s JOSS team and other Defence units regularly attend EMV training, exercises and briefings throughout the year to ensure ADF awareness and maintain an ability to respond quickly

 

1.2

         

AEMO

 

Prepare gas emergency procedures, in consultation with government, ESV and industry

 

1.2, 21.1, 21.3

     

Co-ordinate Victorian Electricity Emergency Committee and Gas Emergency Management Consultative Forum emergency exercises

 

21.1, 21.3

         

AMSA

 

Participation in relevant aviation, maritime, emergency management and critical infrastructure forums, exercises, and training

   
     

Participation in national emergency planning, preparedness and mitigation measures

   
         

BOM

 

Contribute to community awareness activities related to meteorological and hydrological phenomena and warning systems

 

1.2

         

CityLink

 

Test annually of preparedness of the Emergency Risk Management Plan, Incident Management Team and Executive Management Team through an exercise that involves key stakeholders and identifies Critical Infrastructure requirements

 

1.2, 1.3, 4.1

         

DELWP

 

Reticulated water and wastewater (sewerage) services – DELWP monitor water corporations’ implementation of business continuity and emergency management plans to restore water and wastewater (sewerage) services to full functionality, DELWP also observes emergency management exercises in the sector

 

1.1

     

Energy – DELWP responsibilities under Part 7A of the EM Act 2013 involves working with the energy sector to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, in particular through formulation of policy, emergency risk management planning by operators, observing exercises as part of resilience improvement cycles and designating vital critical infrastructure where appropriate

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 19.4, 19.5, 21.1, 21.3

         

DoT

 

DoT works with the transport sectors to enhance critical infrastructure resilience, through conducting, participating in and observing exercises as part of resilience improvement cycles for vital critical infrastructure owners and operators

 

21.1, 21.2, 21.3

     

Providing leadership to the transport sector through development and running of multiagency exercises

   
     

Participation in state and regional emergency management meetings and other I and exercises where these provide advice on likely risks and impacts to the transport network

   
         

EMC

 

Support and contribute to exercising with emergency management stakeholders and the community

   
         

ESV

 

Gas – Involvement in collective working groups (energy sectors and government agencies) in energy emergency planning and preparedness activities (e.g. development of emergency response and communication protocols and processes; annual emergency exercises; continuous improvement reviews of protocols and processes)

 

1.4, 1.5

     

Electricity – Involvement in collective working groups (energy sectors and government agencies) in energy emergency planning and preparedness activities (e.g. development of emergency response and communication protocols and processes; annual emergency exercises; continuous improvement reviews of protocols and processes)

 

1.4, 1.5

         

Melbourne Water

 

Develop and undertake training and exercise activities to ensure that Melbourne Water’s people, customers and partners are able to implement plans and procedures

   
         

PV

 

Development and administration of procedures and guidelines to ensure processes are in place to manage any potential risks associated with dams managed by PV consistent with the Strategic Framework for Dam Safety Regulations. Mitigation activities include implementing dam safety monitoring procedures for PV dams, developing emergency management plans for large dams, and undertake periodic training and exercising to ensure the emergency management plan and associated business continuity plan is tested and can be implemented effectively

 

1.1, 1.5, 16.2

         

Salvation Army

 

Participation in emergency planning/exercises at state, regional and local levels

   
         

Services Australia

 

Training and support for agency Emergency Management Co-ordinators, Emergency Reservists, Smart Centre and Service Zone staff deployed to emergencies/disasters

 

1.2, 1.4

     

Training and support for agency staff taking calls or processing claims received relating to an emergency/disaster event

 

1.2, 1.4

         

St John Ambulance

 

Provide onsite consultations with workplaces and community groups to include first aid component within first aid management plans for the prevention of injuries

 

1.2, 1.4, 3.2

         

VCC EM

 

Provide information, education and training to cultural and faith communities, municipal council emergency management staff and other agencies

 

1.2

         

VMIA

 

In accordance with the Act, VMIA’s role is to assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs to monitor risk management by departments and participating bodies

 

1.5

     

In accordance with the Act, VMIA’s role is to assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs to provide risk management advice and training to departments and participating bodies

 

4.5

         

VRCA

 

Exercise, evaluate and review the whole of port emergency response plan

   
         

VicTrack

 

Participate in emergency management and resilience networks and forums

 

1.2

         

Water corporations

 

Conduct periodic training exercises to ensure that their emergency management plans can be implemented effectively

   
         

WICEN

 

Participate and support local government in organising and conducting exercises identifying different communication strategies

 

1.2