Government response to the IGEM review of emergency management for high-risk Victorian communities

The government welcomes the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s (IGEM) review of emergency management for high-risk Victorian communities. Since the time this review commenced in 2017, work has continued to better manage the impact of emergencies on particular communities, including those that are vulnerable or at risk. A key activity that relates to emergency management for Victorian high risk communities is the passage of the Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (EMLA Act 2018) on 9 August 2018 being implemented by Emergency Management Victoria (EMV).

Some of the recommendations in the IGEM’s review were made in a context that will change with the implementation of the planning reforms enabled through the EMLA Act 2018.  These changes have informed the response to the IGEM's recommendations.

Read the IGEM review of emergency management for high-risk Victorian communities. (External link)

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