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Local Emergency Management Committee

The Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) is responsible for the prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters within the local government area (LGA). These responsibilities include activities such as the development of emergency management plans, emergency risk management, multi-agency training and exercises, and supporting combat agency public education programs.

Port Stephens Council is part of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC).

The LEMC is constituted under the State Emergency and Rescue Act 1989 (SERM Act)

Council is responsible for preparing plans for response and recovery across the Port Stephens Local Government Area.

Details arrangements for, prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Local Government Area(s) are covered in the Port Stephens  Local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) 2022

The following agencies are represented on the LEMC:

  • NSW Police
  • Rural Fire Service
  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • State Emergency Service
  • Surf Life Saving NSW
  • Marine Rescue
  • Department of Community and Justice
  • NSW Ambulance
  • NSW Health
  • Transport NSW
  • Local Land Services
  • Hunter Water