This is the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s (IGEM) second annual progress report on the implementation of the Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan (SAP) covering the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

The SAP steers the vision, strategic priorities, investment and principles for government and the emergency management sector. It is a rolling plan that outlines statewide strategic priorities, with corresponding actions, to support Victoria in achieving its vision of safer and more resilient communities.

IGEM’s 2017 annual report details progress against the SAP’s 31 actions, four themes and eight priorities.

IGEM’s findings include:

  • 19 actions are ongoing and will continue to be progressed in 2017–18
  • four actions were completed during the year introducing new capability, approaches and resources across critical infrastructure; emergency management education; service delivery standards; and information sharing.

Such progress provides confidence in the commitment and ability of Victoria's emergency management organisations to review, adapt and change practices – and work together – for improved outcomes for all communities across all emergencies.

The Annual Progress Report - Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan Update 2016–19 was published on 1 December 2017.

IGEM reports annually on the implementation of the SAP. Future reports will be published on

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Inspector-General for Emergency Management
State of Victoria
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