Council's Role in an Emergency

IN THE CASE OF A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY CALL 000

An emergency is an event or situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property and/or the environment. Councils play an important role in emergency management, both in partnership with other organisations and through its own legislated emergency management obligations.

The City of Botany Bay has a long-established role providing support to response agencies as well as coordinating relief and recovery support for the community. Council:

  • implements protective safety strategies
  • acts during emergencies to reduce personal injury and loss of life, property and the environment, and
  • assists people to recover and continue with their lives.

Council supports emergency prevention and the reducing the impact of emergency situations by undertaking:

  • fire prevention,
  • land use planning,
  • stormwater management,
  • public health and disease control,
  • community capacity building