In partnership with state government, councils contribute to the safety and wellbeing of communities by participating in local emergency management with principal roles and responsibilities including:
- Mitigate the effects of emergencies on local communities
- Fire prevention
- Land use planning
- Stormwater management
- Public health and disease control
- Community resilience and capacity building
- Represent community interests in emergency management to other spheres of government
- Ensure adequate local emergency response capability
- Undertake public education and awareness around preparedness measures
- Participate in recovery operations.
All State emergencies are governed under the Emergency Management Act 2004 which provides the authority for the State Emergency Plan.
State Emergency Management Plan
The State Government has developed a State Emergency Management Plan. This details the responsibilities and strategies of State Government to manage significant state emergencies.
Emergency Management Zones
For the purpose of emergency management, South Australia is divided into 11 Emergency Management Zones. The City of Unley is part of the Eastern Adelaide Zone together with our neighbouring councils:
- Adelaide City Council
- City of Burnside
- Campbelltown City Council
- City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
- City of Prospect
- Town of Walkerville.
Key Hazards and Risks relevant to the Eastern Adelaide Zone have been assessed and summarised in the Eastern Adelaide Zone Emergency Management Plan.