The City has developed plans and structures to bring together government, voluntary and private agencies in a coordinated way to deal with major emergencies through its Local Emergency Management Committee. Plans cover the whole spectrum of emergency needs, including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
The City of Bunbury Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) is a committee established under the Emergency Management Act that advises and assists the City in ensuring that local emergency management arrangements are established for its district.
The LEMC membership draws on the City of Bunbury, WA Police Service, Fire and Emergency Services Authority, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, FESA Fire and Rescue Service and Department for Community Development.
An Emergency Management Evacuation Plan has also been created by the City of Bunbury to deal with bushfires, floods, severe weather, hazardous materials incident or terrorist and civil disturbances.
The City has been recognised for its significant contribution to Emergency Management by being awarded the WA Safer Community Award in 2005 for pre-disaster category and also in 2006 for post-disaster category.
The City's Emergency Management Arrangements can be viewed in the related documents section below or a copy can be obtained from the City of Bunbury Customer Service Centre, 4 Stephen Street, Bunbury.