IGEM undertakes system-wide reviews, including reviews of the emergency management functions of responder agencies and government departments as prescribed in section 66 of the Emergency Management Act, and based on an Annual Forward Plan of Reviews.
Annual Forward Plan of Reviews 2022-23
This forward plan provides a high-level description of the reviews IGEM will conduct in 2022–23, and includes broad information specific to the context, aim, scope, stakeholders, approach, outputs, publication, implementation and intended review outcomes.
In developing the forward plan for 2022–23, IGEM considered recent reviews and inquiries, ongoing reform in the sector, state and local risk assessments, and other risks to Victorian communities.
IGEM also considered the risks and themes from its ongoing monitoring of previous recommendations made to the minister and other performance monitoring conducted under the Act. Targeted stakeholder engagement was conducted to inform its final selection of reviews.
Based on these considerations, IGEM will conduct two planned reviews in 2022-23:
- Review of Victoria’s emergency call-answer performance
- Review of Victoria’s water safety arrangements
These reviews will be conducted under section 64(1)(b) of the Act.