State Emergency Management Committee strategic projects

We coordinate strategic projects to support emergency management in Western Australia.
Last updated: 16 August 2023

The State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) coordinates projects that enhance knowledge and understanding of risk and preparedness, and projects that improve emergency management capability and community resilience.

See below to find out about our current projects.

Community Disaster Resilience Strategy

This strategy is being developed to reduce the impact of disasters by increasing the capacity of communities to cope with, adapt to and recover from emergencies and disasters. We are engaging with the community and relevant organisations to help us develop the strategy. Find out more about the Community Disaster Resilience Strategy and have your say.

The LEMA Review

The Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) Review project provided an important opportunity for local governments to actively contribute in the review of ​the LEMA in WA.

The outcomes of this sector-led review are now available.

Find out more about the LEMA Review.

Review into District and Local Emergency Management Committees

At the May 2022 SEMC meeting, members approved a review of the roles of DEMCs and LEMCs to evaluate the effectiveness of the committees in achieving the strategic objectives of the SEMC.

Find out more about the Review into District and Local Emergency Management Committees.