IGEM’s Review of connecting and collaborating with the private sector and community organisations was identified in the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s (IGEM) 2016 Annual Forward Plan of Reviews, and was conducted under section 64(1)(b) of the Emergency Management Act 2013.
The review's objective was to assess the effectiveness of Victoria’s emergency management sector in connecting and collaborating with the private sector and community organisations.
The scope examined the collaborative relationships established for effective emergency management with a focus on the sector’s engagement with private sector and community organisations.
The review highlights the importance of collaboration in emergency management and identifies:
- issues relevant to sector organisations in working with private sector and community organisations.
- examples of cross-sector collaboration
- the challenges experienced by sector organisations in collaborating with private sector and community organisations.
The report also outlines a number of observations for future consideration:
- Greater attention to the strategic and organisational competencies and personnel skills that are highlighted in the review will improve the effectiveness of collaborative emergency management activity before, during and after emergencies.
- Effective connections and collaborations across sectors will likely support increased self-reliance, reinforced community resilience and the achievement of better community outcomes.
IGEM made no findings or recommendations.
Government released and responded to this report on 25 June 2019.
Read the full response: emv.vic.gov.au