Emergency Management Committees are established at State, Region and Local Government levels under Section 28 of the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act (1989).
The Illawarra Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) covers the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama Local Government Areas, and meets four times a year.
You can read the LEMC Charter here.
The LEMC is responsible for the development of plans to assist the community to prevent, prepare for, response to and recovery from emergencies in the Illawarra. This includes activities such as understanding and assessing the risks, joint training and exercises, and supporting public education programs.
Membership includes emergency service agencies in the area - such as police, fire and ambulance - as well as welfare, animal and health services, mine safety, local industry, energy and utilities providers, transport services, and local government representatives.
Emergency Management Plans
For more information about the Illawarra Emergency Management Plan - January 2017, contact the Wollongong Local Emergency Management Officer on (02) 4227 7111.