LEMC meeting and exercise schedule
The Wheatbelt Emergency Management District encompasses 28 local government areas stretching from the pristine coastline in the Shires of Gingin and Dandaragan, to the vast broadacre cropping areas, to the mining and pastoral areas of the Shire of Yilgarn in the east. It includes the historic and picturesque communities along the Avon Valley and many unique country towns and scenic sights. This great diversity is part of the district's appeal and given its relative proximity to Perth, the area attracts many visitors each year.
The population of the Wheatbelt is approximately 59,000. Agriculture is the major industry in the area, although light industrial, mining and tourism also contribute strongly to the local economy, which has a gross area product of approximately $6.6 billion per annum.
The Wheatbelt district provides the major freight route (by road and rail) into Western Australia from the eastern states.
Natural and man-made hazard events occur throughout the region. The highest priority hazards, as identified by the State Risk Project, include: Bushfire, Earthquake, Flood, Rail Crash and Storm.
The OEM District Emergency Management Advisor is Ms Yvette Grigg (firstname.lastname@example.org). Access to the Emergency contact details and Meeting pages is restricted to DEMC members only.