Mandurah, Rockingham and Shire of Murray unite on emergency management

Murray chief executive Dean Unsworth, Mandurah chief executive Mark Newman and Rockingham chief executive Andrew Hammond sign the agreement watched by emergency management representatives Ron Porter, Donna Walker, Myra Giardini and Greg Whip.
Murray chief executive Dean Unsworth, Mandurah chief executive Mark Newman and Rockingham chief executive Andrew Hammond sign the agreement watched by emergency management representatives Ron Porter, Donna Walker, Myra Giardini and Greg Whip.

THE City of Mandurah has taken a step forward in improving the long-term, regional approach to emergency management for the safety of the Mandurah community.

Today marked the beginning of an emergency management agreement between the City of Mandurah, City of Rockingham and the Shire of Murray.

Chief executives Mark Newman, Andrew Hammond and Dean Unsworth met in Mandurah for the official signing ceremony of the Emergency Management Memorandum of Understanding.

Mr Newman said government boundaries should not restrict aid to those in need.

“This agreement reflects our joint commitment to public safety and community recovery following a large scale emergency and puts our communities in a better position to handle emergencies,’’ he said.

The EMMOU provides a way to ask for help from neighbouring councils should one or more be unable to manage with its own resources.

Help may be in the form of providing accommodation, storage, machinery or personnel.

Each local government will be responsible for the costs associated for works and services provided and for recovering the costs through the WA natural disaster relief and recovery funding arrangements.