Provide a safe, secure and orderly society through the active prosecution of regulations and laws related to the prevention of serious emergencies and to afford a safe environment for those communities affected by an emergency and any responding personnel engaged in emergency operations.

Table 21: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Public Order and Community Safety core capability

 

Critical Task 5.1: Secure the affected area.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

On road incident response is available 24/7 including traffic management capabilities, including securing the road, establishing alternative access as required (including the undertaking of interim works)

 

5.3, 9.1, 9.3, 9.5, 9.7

         

Municipal Councils

 

When safe to do so, provide support to the ICCs and/or RCCs, through partial/full closure of areas to exclude the public from dangerous areas

   
         

VicPol

 

VicPol supports to other agencies in access to communications

 

3.2, 3.4, 3.5

         

VFA

 

Enforcement of regulations relating to shark attractants

 

5.4

         
 

Critical Task 5.2: Evacuation of affected persons (no mandatory evacuation order in Victoria).

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

The role of AV under the SHERP is to support the Evacuation Manager in evacuating vulnerable people

 

3.2, 14.5, 14.6

         

VicPol

 

VicPol is responsible for evacuation – in consultation with the control agency and other expert advice

 

3.2

         

VICSES

 

Provide key support for search and rescue on land and water evacuations and incidents involving mass casualties

 

3.2, 8.2, 12.1, 12.3

         
 

Critical Task 5.3: Establishment of traffic management points and the maintenance of supply lines.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

On road incident response is available 24/7 including traffic management capabilities, including securing the road, establishing alternative access as required (including the undertaking of interim works)

 

5.1, 9.1, 9.3, 9.5, 9.7

         

Lendlease (Peninsula Link)

 

Lendlease supports emergency response activities by assist other agencies with traffic management, as required (excluding maintenance of supply lines)

 

3.2

         

Municipal Councils

 

When safe to do so, provide support to the ICCs and/or RCCs, through partial/full local road closures and determination of alternative routes

 

9.3

         

VicPol

 

VicPol is responsible for traffic management – in consultation with the control agency and other expert advice

 

3.1, 3.2, 9.3

         
 

Critical Task 5.4: Maintain security and meet the protection needs of affected communities and responders.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DoT

 

Addressing safety of staff, passengers and the impacted community

   
         

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, 1.3, 21.2

     

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, 11.1, 11.3

     

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, 1.3, 21.2

     

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

 

3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 11.1, 11.3

     

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. 1.3

     

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

 

11.3

     

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

   
         

VicPol

 

VicPol is the control agency for Class 3 emergencies (as defined in the SEMP)

 

3.1, 3.4

     

Responsible for the effective co-ordination of emergency response within the state, regions and/or municipal areas for class 3 emergencies

 

3.1, 3.2

         

VFA

 

Enforcement of regulations relating to shark attractants

 

5.1

     

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

 

1.3, 16.4, 16.5