This is the first report by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) on the Victorian Government’s implementation of recommendations from system-wide reviews conducted under IGEM's Annual Forward Plan of Reviews.
This report outlines the implementation progress of recommendations from three system-wide reviews conducted under IGEM's Annual Forward Plan of Reviews 2015:
Review of connecting with and preparing communities for major emergencies in Victoria
Review of Victoria’s emergency management sector preparedness for major emergencies
- Review of community recovery following the 2013–14 Victorian bushfires.
Under section 64(1)(ba) of the Emergency Management Act 2013 (the Act), IGEM is legislated to monitor and report to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on the implementation of the recommendations from its system- wide reviews.
This report outlines implementation progress since the public release of the system-wide reviews up until August 2018, while acknowledging actions undertaken prior to release that demonstrate progress towards the recommendations.
IGEM will continue to monitor and report on the implementation of accepted recommendations from published system-wide reviews, consistent with its legislated objectives to provide assurance and foster continuous improvement of Victoria’s emergency management arrangements.
Implementation of recommendations from IGEM system-wide reviews - Progress Report 2018 was published on 15 February 2019.