The introduction of the SEMC Bulletins is in response to Recommendation 6 of the report of the Special Inquiry conducted into January 2016 Waroona bushfire. Mr Euan Ferguson stipulated that:
The State Emergency Management Committee to adopt, across all hazards, the doctrine of:
On 4 October 2016, the SEMC approved the
Strategic Control Priorities for the hazard of Fire, as published in SEMC bulletin no. 1. Additionally, section 4.1 of
Westplan Fire (now State Hazard Plan: Fire) was amended accordingly.
Following the 2016/17 southern bushfire season, the Strategic Control Priorities were reviewed by the SEMC to assess all hazard applicability in consultation with stakeholders. On 3 October 2017, the SEMC subsequently approved Strategic Control Priorities for all hazards, as published in SEMC bulletin no. 2. This bulletin supersedes SEMC bulletin no. 1.
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SEMC bulletin no. 4 - Consequential amendments to HMA and controlling agency processes