Local Emergency Management Committee

This Mandatory Committee is established under Section 38(1) of the Emergency Management Act 2005.

The LEMC has specific functions to follow that are set out in Section 39 and 40 of the Emergency Management Act 2005 (EM Act).   

The purpose of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) is to advise and assist the Local Government in ensuring that the Local Emergency Management arrangements are established for its district; to liaise with public authorities and other persons in the development, review and testing of Local Emergency Management arrangements; and to carry out other emergency management activities as directed by the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) or prescribed by the Regulations.

This Committee does not have any delegated authority.  Meetings are held at 10.30am in the Shire of Toodyay Council Chambers, unless otherwise notified.

The two documents that act as guidelines for holding Committee Meetings are as follows:

Related Information

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings for this committee are available at the link below:

Council Meetings - Upcoming Meetings - Local Emergency Management Committee

Past Committee Meetings

Previous Agendas and Minutes for this committee are available at the link below:

Council Meetings - Past Meetings - Local Emergency Management Committee



Cr D Wrench

Cr C Duri

Shire Officers

Community Emergency Services Manager (CESM)

Emergency Management Officer

Chief Executive Officer – Shire of Toodyay, or in accordance with section 5.10(5) of the Local Government Act 1995, the CEO’s Representative

Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) – Executive Manager Infrastructure, Assets and Services

Welfare Liaison Officer (WLO) –  Economic Development Coordinator

Ranger Representative

Primary Stakeholders

Toodyay Police - Officer in Charge

Department of Communities representative

District Emergency Management Advisor (DEMA)

DFES District Officer Avon

St John Ambulance Community Paramedic

Principal, Toodyay District High School

Main Roads Representative

Secondary Stakeholders

Deputy LRC – Executive Managers from either the Corporate & Community Services area or the Development and Regulation area

Deputy Welfare Liaison Officers (WLO): W Sutton, J Lucas and K Browne

District Officer Natural Hazards

Other Attendees (non-Voting)

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer or deputy

Toodyay Volunteer Fire & Rescue representative

Toodyay St John Ambulance representative

Morangup St John Ambulance representative

Toodyay SES Representative


Wednesday 13 March 2024

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Wednesday 13 November 2024

Committee Book

The terms of reference for the Committee is available here.

Local Emergency Management Arrangements

The LEMA Arrangements are available here