About the Public Order and Community Safety core capability

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.

Critical Task Table 5: Agency roles mapped to the Victorian Preparedness Framework, 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

Provide On-road incident response as required 24/7 including traffic management capabilities to secure the road and establish alternative access as required (undertake interim works as required)  

5.3, 9.1, 9.3, 9.5, 9.7
Municipal councils

When safe to do so, provide support to the incident and/or regional control centres through partial/full closure of council-managed areas to exclude the public from dangerous areas

 
VFA

Enforce regulations relating to shark attractants  

5.4
VicPol Support other agencies in access to communications   3.2, 3.4, 3.5
 

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

Agency Activity Additional alignment to critical tasks
AV Under the SHERP, AV will support the Evacuation Manager in evacuating vulnerable people

3.2, 14.5, 14.6

VicPol 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

Provide On-road incident response as required 24/7 including traffic management capabilities to secure the road and establish alternative access as required (undertake interim works as required)

5.1, 9.1, 9.3, 9.5, 9.7

Lendlease

Support emergency response activities by assisting 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 incident and/or regional control centres through partial / full local road closures and determination of alternative routes

9.3

VicPol

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

Address 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

  • Exercise 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

  • Exercise 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

  • Intervene as required as the relevant 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
 
  • Intervene as required as the relevant 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

VFA

Enforce regulations relating to shark attractants

5.1

Enforce 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

VicPol

Control agency for Class 3 emergencies (as defined in the SEMP), including a warlike act or act of terrorism, hijack,siegeor riot

3.1, 3.4