Western Australia is subject to a variety of hazards that have the potential to cause loss of life, damage and destruction. Every year, any one or more of these hazards may impose substantial costs on communities. Examples include:
Damage to residential, commercial, educational, and recreational buildingsDamage to infrastructureDamage to stock, equipment and facilitiesIndirect losses through disruption of economic activityStress and anxiety in affected areasInjury and deathPolluted environmentsDamage to ecosystem and wildlife habitats.
Each of these hazards is covered by a Westplan that outlines the arrangements, responsibilities and procedures in place for multiagency, coordinated responses.