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What is Council's role in an emergency?

Our Role in an Emergency

As part of Council's ongoing responsibility to community safety, Council follow the four phases of Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PPRR). 

  1. Prevention measures taken to eliminate or reduce the severity of emergencies
  2. Preparedness  are the arrangements to ensure that, should an emergency occur, all the resources and services which are needed to cope with the effects can be efficiently mobilised and deployed
  3. Response are the actions taken in anticipation of, during, and immediately after an emergency to ensure that its effects are minimised, and that people affected are given immediate relief and support
  4. Recovery is the coordinated process of supporting affected communities in reconstruction of the built environment and the restoration of emotional, social, economic, built and natural environment wellbeing.

Council has developed the following documents which articulate how it will respond in the event of an emergency:

Flood Hazard Management

The Department for Environment and Water has been appointed as the Hazard Leader for flood as part of the State Emergency Management Plan. As a Hazard Leader, the department leads and coordinates activities that help South Australia prepare for, manage and respond to such natural disasters.

For further information, please visit the SA Department for Environment and Water website.

City of Playford is also a member of the following Committees:


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