John Kobelke

John Kobelke

Minister for Police and Emergency Services; Community Safety; Water Resources; Sport and Recreation

2007 Australian Safer Communities Awards

11/10/2007 12:34 AM

People who have improved public safety and emergency management have been acknowledged for their work at the 2007 Australian Safer Communities Awards.

Emergency Services Minister John Kobelke said the awards acknowledged the efforts of individuals and organisations in preventing or preparing for disasters and emergencies.

The awards, run by Emergency Management Australia and co-ordinated in Western Australia by FESA, also recognised best practice and innovation in emergency management in two categories - pre and post disaster.

All aspects of community safety in the context of emergency management were eligible, including risk assessment, research, education and training, information and knowledge management, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Mr Kobelke said the quality of projects selected for the State awards were extremely high and commended the commitment of the people and organisations involved.

“The majority of entries received this year are great examples of projects that have improved emergency management and public safety,” he said.

“Several nominations for award-winning initiatives were generated at grassroots level.

“I want to congratulate all nominees and in particular the three WA award winners - the City of Bunbury; the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA (FESA); and Main Roads Western Australia.

“Each has demonstrated a strong commitment to continuous improvement in emergency services planning and delivery, and I commend them for this.

“I wish the State winners further success as their projects now go forward for consideration in the national awards to be presented in December.”

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