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Welcome to the Shire of MERREDIN

Local Emergency Management Committee

The Shire of Merredin Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) plays a vital role in helping our community be more resilient through comprehensive emergency management planning and practices.

The LEMC does so by:

  • improving levels of awareness in the community of the risks and possible impacts that might be faced;
  • working with the Shire to ensure the LEMA is prepared to a high standard;
  • ensuring strategies and plans exist that encompass all stages of emergency management, before, during and after an emergency event;
  • assisting the local government to test/exercise and maintain their arrangements in an environment of continual improvement;
  • reviewing outcomes of exercising and post incident reports to make recommendations for enhancement;
  • working together during preparedness to provide a coordinated, interagency approach that enables understanding of organisation’s capabilities, limitations and processes.

The LEMC membership consists of representatives from essential services including the Shire of Merredin, WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, St John Ambulance, WA Country Health Service, Department of Communities, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Water Corp, Western Power, Main Roads of WA and local industry representatives.

Local Emergency Management Arrangement

The Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) refers to the collection of all emergency management documentation, processes and agreements which affect the local government district. It provides a community focused, coordinated approach to the management of potential emergencies that may occur within the Shire.

View the latest version of the Shire of Merredin LEMA