Local Emergency Management Committee

Shoalhaven City Council is part of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC).
The LEMC is constituted under the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 No 165 (SERM Act) for each local government area and is responsible for preparing plans for response and recovery from emergencies.


The LEMC is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer or his nominated representative from Shoalhaven City Council.

Represented on the LEMC are combat agencies including:

  • Police
  • Rural Fire Service
  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • State Emergency Services
  • Surf Life Saving NSW
  • Marine Rescue

Also represented are functional support areas including:

  • Welfare
  • Health
  • Ambulance
  • Transport4NSW
  • Primary Industries