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Supported SEMP Projects 2014-2015

STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (SEMP)

*Denotes projects that were initially funded in the 2012-13 funding round for two year projects. 

Organisation

Project Name

Project Summary

Funding

Region

Dept. of Premier and Cabinet*

Implementing the State Framework for Mitigating Natural Hazards

(granted funding in 2012-13 round)

$114,000

(year 2)

State

Tasmania Fire Service

Tasmanian Exercise Framework

The Project will develop a common framework that formulates a consistent approach to multi-agency exercise coordination, design, planning, conduct and post-reporting including the identification of observations and insights to inform the broad learning loop. 

$70,000

State

State Emergency Service

Tasmanian Emergency Municipal Risk Assessment

The Project will provide education and support for Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators (MEMCs) in relation to risk assessments for natural hazards including the development of a risk assessment tool.  A consistent approach by MEMCs will assist with the development of Regional Risk Assessments and the identification and evaluation of state, regional and local level treatment options.

$97,048 

State

Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Enhancements to TasALERT

The Project will focus on delivering improvements through a second phase of development to TasALERT.  The Project is a result of a series of recommendations that came from use in recent minor emergencies and a specifically designed exercise to evaluate the first phase of TasALERT.

$80,000

State

Dept. of Primary Industry, Parks and Wildlife and the Environment

Animal Welfare in Emergencies

The Project will provide consistent and contemporary advice from the Department Primary Industry, Parks and Wildlife and the Environment Animal Welfare staff to Councils in relation to accounting for animal welfare in the evacuation context. The Project also provides an opportunity for Council staff to adapt the advice in a practical manner to suit their community's needs.

$30,000

State

Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Helping Communities to Understand and Respond to Coastal Hazards

The Project will raise the awareness of a number of coastal communities to their vulnerability to current and emerging coastal hazards - erosion, inundation and associated severe storms.  The Project will work with these communities to identify their preferences for how they want these hazards to be managed - 'Adaption Pathways'.

$62,500

State

State Emergency Service

Tasmanian Community Flood Resilience Project – Stage 2

The Project will develop state-wide flood management policies, plans and guidelines that: specify and assign flood PPRR roles; detail how the roles will be undertaken; and the processes and standards to be followed.

$98,375

State


Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Compiling and Sharing Hazard Information with the Community

The Project will improve community resilience by supporting individuals and communities to take appropriate risk mitigation action by providing households with detailed information about their exposure to natural hazards.

$117,000

State

University of Tasmania

Development of Floodplain Risk Assessment Process for Tasmania

The Project will develop a methodological process for the assessment of floodplain risks in Tasmania.  The proposed process will be consistent with the Australian Emergency Handbook 7 and the National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines.  The process will be demonstrated through four case studies representing a range of diverse geographical contexts within Tasmania and trialled to produce assessment of existing, future and residual risks for the four case study areas.  The outputs from the assessments will be able to be integrated into all-hazards municipal level risk assessments and associated emergency risk management process.

$94,244

State


Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Disaster Planning and Recovery for Tasmanian Businesses

This project will develop Tasmanian specific disaster planning and recovery resources including checklists, industry-specific information and guidance materials that will be housed on www.business.tas.gov.au Link to External Site. The Project also includes workshops with relevant stakeholders to assist them with using and promoting the resources.

$30,000

State

University of Tasmania

Natural Disaster Risk Assessment for Tasmania

The Project will provide Tasmania with a revised state-wide natural disaster risk assessment in line with the new National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines.

$111,000

State

Dept. of Premier and Cabinet

Guide to Coastal Hazards and Coastal Defences

The Project will support the implementation of coastal hazards work into planning and development controls through:

  1. A review of coastal defences with local government and DPIPWE that establishes the location, type, ownership, and maintenance arrangements for defensive works on the coastline;
  2. The development of a 'Building for Coastline Hazards Guide' that describes the hazards and how to address them when undertaking development in coastal areas; and
  3. The development of a policy on the maintenance of hazard information in partnership with DPIPWE.

$25,000

State