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									        STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN


                                FOR


       ANIMAL AND PLANT PESTS AND DISEASES


                          March 2008


    (WESTPLAN – ANIMAL AND PLANT BIOSECURITY)

                              Prepared by




APPROVED AT SEMC MEETING
RESOLUTION NO:      27/2008
DATE OF APPROVAL:   11 March 2008


REVIEW DATE:        11 March 2010
Contact Officer
For copies of this plan, or to provide comment, contact:


                                Manager Emergency Services
                            Department of Agriculture and Food
                                      3 Baron-Hay Court
                                    South Perth WA 6151

Amendment List
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internet site:
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               State emergency management
                       Policy and planning
                               State Emergency Management Plans (WESTPLAN)




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Table of Contents
Contact Officer ............................................................................................................ii
Amendment List ..........................................................................................................ii
Table of Contents .......................................................................................................iii
1.     Introduction ......................................................................................................... 5
     1.1     Aim and Objectives ...................................................................................... 5
     1.2     Scope........................................................................................................... 6
     1.3     Hazard Definition ......................................................................................... 6
     1.4     Special considerations ................................................................................. 6
     1.5     Related Documents ..................................................................................... 7
     1.6     Authority to Plan........................................................................................... 7
     1.7     Plan Responsibilities.................................................................................... 8
     1.8     Advisory Groups .......................................................................................... 8
     1.9     Review Period.............................................................................................. 8
     1.10    Subcommittees ............................................................................................ 8
     1.11    Organisational Roles and Responsibilities ................................................... 8
2.     Prevention and Mitigation.................................................................................. 10
     2.1     Responsibility for prevention/mitigation...................................................... 10
     2.2     Legislation and Codes ............................................................................... 10
     2.3     Prevention and Mitigation strategies .......................................................... 10
3.     Preparedness.................................................................................................... 13
     3.1     Responsibility for preparedness................................................................. 13
     3.2     Planning and arrangements ....................................................................... 13
     3.3     Special needs groups ................................................................................ 13
     3.4     Resources.................................................................................................. 13
     3.5     Training ...................................................................................................... 14
     3.6     Community information .............................................................................. 14
     3.7     Local and district hazard emergency management plans .......................... 14
     3.8     Western Australia border agreements ....................................................... 14
     3.9     Arrangement for assistance from other jurisdictions .................................. 15
     3.10    Arrangements for assistance to other jurisdictions..................................... 15
4.     Response .......................................................................................................... 16
     4.1     Responsibility for response ........................................................................ 16
     4.2     Notification ................................................................................................. 16
     4.3     Alerts.......................................................................................................... 16

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     4.4      Levels of response..................................................................................... 16
     4.5      Incident Management System.................................................................... 19
     4.6      Site organisation ........................................................................................ 19
     4.7      Hazard management structure/arrangements............................................ 20
     4.8      Coordination structure/arrangements......................................................... 20
     4.9      Evacuation arrangements .......................................................................... 22
     4.10     Function support plans............................................................................... 22
     4.11     Terrorist act arrangements......................................................................... 23
     4.12     Activation of other WESTPLANS in support of this plan ............................ 23
     4.13     Financial arrangements for response......................................................... 24
5.      Recovery........................................................................................................... 25
     5.1      Responsibility for recovery ......................................................................... 25
     5.2      Transition to recovery ................................................................................ 25
     5.3      Specific on-site recovery ............................................................................ 25
     5.4      Stand down and debriefs ........................................................................... 25
     5.5      Community recovery .................................................................................. 25
     5.6      State level recovery coordination ............................................................... 26
     5.7      Investigation............................................................................................... 26
     5.8      Post-incident analysis/major incident review.............................................. 26
Appendix 1 – Distribution List................................................................................... 27
Appendix 2 – Glossary ............................................................................................. 28
     Acronyms.............................................................................................................. 32
Appendix 3 – Roles and Responsibilities of Participating Organisations.................. 33
Appendix 4 – Equipment Checklist........................................................................... 41
Appendix 5 – Hazard Management Structure .......................................................... 43
Appendix 6 – Key Personnel Contact Details........................................................... 45




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1. Introduction
Australia is under constant threat from the risk of major animal and plant pest and
disease outbreaks or incursions. Depending on the type and magnitude of the
outbreak, such an event could cause significant damage to property and the
environment. An outbreak could result in harm to the health of animals and humans,
cause serious financial hardship and social disruption to the community and threaten
the viability of the livestock and agricultural industries.
Over 60 animal diseases and 70 plant pests are currently recognized as exotic
(foreign) to Australia. A number of parasitic weeds are also considered a threat to
property and the environment. Many exotic pests and diseases are highly
contagious and can spread quickly. Rapid and stringent action is required to contain
an outbreak and limit its distribution. It is imperative that any outbreak is identified
early and eradicated without delay.
Eradication by stamping-out is often the most effective way of treating pest or
disease emergencies. Stamping-out requires the containment of the outbreak
through rigid quarantine and movement controls, the prompt slaughter, destruction or
treatment of affected and/or in contact animals or crops, destruction of the causal
agent in the environment through decontamination, tracing for potential sources and
spread of infection, surveillance for other cases or outbreaks, and, if necessary,
control of feral animals or insect vectors which might spread the disease. If
stamping-out is not appropriate on technical or economical grounds, other control
strategies such as vaccination or zoning might be adopted. The long-term response
strategy will depend on a thorough assessment of the likely impact of the disease
and the choice of control options.
Endemic animal and plant pests and diseases are regularly found in Australia and
cause substantial loss each year. Most significant endemic pests and diseases are
kept under control through the use of effective management, vaccination or
treatment programs. However, a sudden major outbreak of certain endemic
diseases could constitute an emergency if it resulted in the illness or death of a large
numbers of animals, or if public health was threatened. Examples of such diseases
are anthrax and botulism.
Operations to control emergency pests and diseases may extend over several
weeks or months, and substantial human, physical and financial resources are
required to manage the response. Many of the resources are provided by supporting
agencies, the exact nature, extent and source of resources depending on the type
and size of the emergency

1.1    Aim and Objectives
The aim of this Plan is to prescribe the management arrangements for the
prevention, preparedness, response and recovery functions associated with an
exotic, or major endemic animal or plant pest or disease outbreak affecting Western
Australia.
The objectives of this Plan are to:
   a. Ensure Western Australia has effective emergency management
      arrangements in place for animal and plant pests and diseases;



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   b. Define the roles and responsibilities of the Hazard Management Agency
      (HMA) and other Government departments and organisations in the event of
      an animal or plant pest or disease emergency;
   c. Provide the basis for the provision and coordination of resource assistance;
   d. Describe the structure to be implemented and key actions to be taken in
      response to an animal or plant pest or disease emergency;
   e. Identify relevant linkages with other State and Commonwealth emergency
      management plans and arrangements.

1.2    Scope
This Plan shall apply throughout the whole of the State of Western Australia.
The provisions of this Plan shall apply when an animal or plant pest or disease
emergency has occurred or is imminent within the State of Western Australia, or if an
emergency has occurred in another State of Australia and it is likely to adversely
impact on Western Australia.
Should an infection from a disease spread to the human population, this Plan shall
be limited to the emergency response and management of the disease as it relates
to animals. Consequence management for a secondary emergency which has
resulted in harm to human health or loss of life shall be the responsibility of the
Department of Health, who may activate the provisions of WESTPLAN – Human
Epidemic.

1.3    Hazard Definition
The hazard “Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases” means:
   a. An “Emergency Animal Disease” – as defined in the Government and Industry
      Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (EADRA) for Australia –
      examples include Foot and Mouth Disease, Avian Influenza and Screw Worm
      Fly;
   b. An “Emergency Plant Pest” – as defined in the Government and Industry
      Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD) for Australia – examples
      include Karnal Bunt, Citrus Canker and Khapra Beetle;
   c. A “Parasitic Weed” – examples include Striga asiatica and Orobanche
      ramose;
   d. A “Declared Pest” – as defined in the Biosecurity and Agriculture
      Management Act 2007;
   e. Any other endemic animal or plant pest or disease that is occurring in such a
      fulminant form that an emergency response is required to ensure that it does
      not become a large scale epidemic within Western Australia – examples may
      include Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis.

1.4    Special considerations
Western Australia is a signatory to nationally endorsed arrangements for the
management of emergency animal and plant pests and diseases. Therefore, the
response provisions and operational structures contained within this Plan must be
consistent with those of the agreed National arrangements.


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1.5     Related Documents
The following documents are related to this Plan:
   a. Emergency Management Act 2005;
   b. Emergency Management Regulations 2006;
   c. State Emergency Management Committee Policy Statements;
   d. State Emergency Management Support Plans (Telecommunications, Health,
      Public Information, Resources, Welfare, Recovery);
   e. Local Emergency Management Arrangements;
   f. Australian Veterinary Emergency Response Plan (AUSVETPLAN);
   g. Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (EADRA);
   h. Australian Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan (PLANTPLAN);
   i. Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD);
   j. WESTPLAN – HUMAN EPIDEMIC;
   k. WESTPLAN – CBRN;
   l.   Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia Emergency
        Management Protocols and Agricultural “Guard” plans;
   m. Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007;
   n. Exotic Diseases of Animals Act, 1993;
   o. Stock Diseases (Regulations) Act, 1968;
   p. Stock (Identification and Movement) Act 1970;
   q. Agriculture and Related Resources Protection Act 1976;
   r. Beekeepers Act 1968;
   s. Enzootic Disease Regulations, 1970;
   t. Exotic Diseases (General) Regulations;
   u. Exotic Diseases (Emergency Powers) Regulations*;
   v. Plant Diseases Act 1914;
   w. Health Act 1911;
   x. Quarantine Act 1908 (Commonwealth).
*The Exotic Diseases (Emergency Powers) Regulations have been gazetted
(G.G.60, 3 June 24, 1970) but will only be invoked in the event of an outbreak of
exotic disease.

1.6     Authority to Plan
This Plan has been prepared at the direction of the State Emergency Management
Committee (SEMC) acting under section 18 of the Emergency Management Act
2005.




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1.7    Plan Responsibilities
The SEMC resolved (resolution 23/2006) to endorse the development of
WESTPLAN – Animal and Plant Biosecurity (to replace WESTPLAN – Animal
Diseases). Responsibility for the development, maintenance and review of the Plan
has been assigned to the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
(DAFWA), as the designated HMA.

1.8    Advisory Groups
The following organisations have been given the opportunity to provide input into the
development of this Plan through an invitation to comment:
   •   Australian Defence Force (ADF)
   •   Australian Red Cross
   •   DAFWA
   •   Department for Child Protection WA (DPC)
   •   Department for Planning and Infrastructure WA (DPI)
   •   Department of Environment and Conservation WA (DEC)
   •   Department of Health WA
   •   Department of the Premier and Cabinet WA
   •   Fire and Emergency Services Authority WA (FESA)
   •   Main Roads WA
   •   Public Transport Authority WA (PTA)
   •   Water Corporation of WA
   •   Western Australia Local Government Association (WALGA)
   •   Western Australia Police (WAPOL)

1.9    Review Period
DAFWA will ensure that the review period for this Plan is not more than 2 years.
More frequent reviews may be undertaken following the activation or exercising of
the Plan if required.

1.10 Subcommittees
There are currently no subcommittees established to manage the planning for this
hazard.

1.11 Organisational Roles and Responsibilities
Organisations with responsibilities identified under this Plan are listed in the following
table. Participating organisations will be required to provide assistance under this
Plan in the event of an animal or plant pest or disease emergency which requires
resources beyond the capacity of DAFWA.




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                 Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA)
                 Western Australia Police (WAPOL)
                 Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA (FESA)
                 Main Roads, WA
                 Water Corporation of WA
                 Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)
                 Local Government
                 Department of Health WA
                 Department of the Premier and Cabinet
                 Bureau of Meteorology
                 Landgate
                 Department for Child Protection (DPC)
                 Australian Red Cross, WA
                 Air Services Australia

The specific roles and responsibilities for each organisation are detailed in Appendix
3.




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2. Prevention and Mitigation
2.1    Responsibility for prevention/mitigation
Prevention and mitigation for emergency animal and plant pests and diseases is the
responsibility of DAFWA, in conjunction with the Australian Government Department
of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). State legislation within Western
Australia is administered by DAFWA, while the administration of legislation
preventing the entry of emergency animal and plant pests and diseases into
Australia is the responsibility of DAFF.
Commonwealth, State and Territory primary industry agencies coordinate their pest
and disease control policies and activities under the governance of the Primary
Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) and its sub-committees.

2.2    Legislation and Codes
The following legislation is relevant to prevention/mitigation for this hazard:
   a. Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007;
   b. Stock Diseases (Regulations) Act, 1968-1978;
   c. Stock (Identification and Movement) Act 1970;
   d. Agriculture and Related Resources Protection Act 1976;
   e. Plant Diseases Act 1914;
   f. Health Act 1911;
   g. Quarantine Act 1908 (Commonwealth).

2.3    Prevention and Mitigation strategies
In consultation and partnership with Commonwealth, State and local government
and Industry, DAFWA manages numerous biosecurity strategies, which contribute to
agricultural protection, market competitiveness, profitability and sustainability.
DAFWA biosecurity activities are delivered through a network of dedicated and
skilled staff throughout the State. These activities are supported by a strong policy
and legislative base, and quality technical services.
WA State strategies include:
   a. Quarantine Services: Quarantine WA provides import and export inspection
      services under the provisions of both Western Australian and applicable inter
      state legislation. Inspections are carried out on plants, plant products and
      other quarantine risk material such as fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers,
      seeds, honey, vehicles and machinery and any other possible carriers of risk
      material imported or exported from WA. Activities include surveillance
      programs to detect and identify quarantine risk material at State border
      checkpoints (road, rail, sea and air), freight depots, post offices and other inter
      State entry points;
   b. Animal Disease Surveillance and Controls: To protect and promote the health
      status of Western Australia's livestock industries and maintain trade and
      market access. Activities include the continual surveillance of animal


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       populations to detect the occurrence of disease. Surveillance is conducted for
       animal diseases throughout Western Australia;
   c. Livestock Identification and Brands: Western Australia has a comprehensive,
      mandatory livestock identification system. All livestock in Western Australia
      must be identified in accordance with the Stock Identification and Movement
      Act 1970, and the Stock Diseases (Regulations) Act 1968. Stock owners are
      required to register a stock brand with DAFWA;
   d. Livestock Movements: Control measures, requirements, procedures and
      protocols operate to control and record the movement of livestock within
      Western Australia. This also applies to import and export movements from
      other Australian States and Territories;
   e. Diagnostics: DAFWA operates diagnostic laboratories for animal (including
      fish) and plant health, plus a plant and pest identification service;
   f. Call Centre: DAFWA operates a Pest and Disease Information Service
      (PaDIS) on 1800 084 881. This service operates as the central biosecurity
      call centre and referral service.
National strategies include:
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) provides quarantine
inspection for international passengers, cargo, mail, animals, plants, and animal or
plant products arriving in Australia. AQIS manages risk through:
   a. Border Control: Passenger and cargo clearance are the main focus of
      quarantine control at entry points into Australia. A range of techniques are
      used including risk assessment, detector dogs, x-ray machines, surveillance
      and inspection at international airports, seaports, mail exchanges and
      container depots;
   b. Animal Quarantine: Animal quarantine applies to all animals and their
      products, including insects, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. Animals
      entering Australia must spend time at quarantine stations to ensure they are
      free from disease before being released. Not all animals are permitted into
      Australia due to the pest or disease risks associated with some imports being
      considered too high;
   c. Plant Quarantine: All plants or parts of plants (fruits, seeds, cuttings, bulbs,
      wood or bamboo items) must be examined and if necessary treated. Live
      plants must be kept at plant quarantine stations when they arrive in Australia
      to ensure they are not carrying pests or diseases.
Other Australian Biosecurity programs and initiatives coordinated through DAFF
include:
   a. National Animal Health Strategy
       National Surveillance Strategy
   b. National Plant Health Strategy
       National Surveillance Strategy
   c. National Weeds Strategy
       Weeds of National Significance


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   d. National Emergency Animal Disease Hotline
       Phone: 1800 675 888
   e. National Emergency Plant Pest Hotline
       Phone: 1800 084 881




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3. Preparedness
3.1    Responsibility for preparedness
As the HMA, DAFWA has overall responsibility for emergency preparedness
activities associated with animal and plant pests and diseases.
Organisations with roles and responsibilities identified in this Plan shall ensure that
they have the necessary resources and arrangements in place to effectively meet
their obligations.

3.2    Planning and arrangements
The following plans and arrangements have been developed and will be used in the
event of an animal or plant pest or disease emergency, where appropriate.
National arrangements include:
   EADRA: A legally binding agreement between Animal Health Australia (AHA),
   the Australian Government, all State and Territory Governments and livestock
   industry signatories covering the management and funding of responses to
   emergency animal diseases;
   AUSVETPLAN: A series of technical documents that describe the Australian
   response to emergency animal diseases, linking policy, strategies, operations,
   coordination and emergency management plans;
   EPPRD: A legally binding agreement between Plant Health Australia (PHA), the
   Australian Government, all State and Territory Governments and plant industry
   signatories covering the management and funding of responses to emergency
   plant pests;
   PLANTPLAN: A set of nationally consistent guidelines covering management
   and response procedures for emergency plant pests affecting the Australian plant
   industries.
State arrangements include:
WESTPLAN – Animal and Plant Biosecurity;
Guard Plans: Industry specific incident management plans developed by DAFWA for
each of the six grain, nine horticultural and five livestock industries;
Generic Incident Management Protocols: A               framework   outlining   response
arrangements for incidents managed by DAFWA.

3.3    Special needs groups
No special needs groups have been identified.

3.4    Resources
Resource requirements will depend on the type, size, complexity and location of the
emergency.
In the event of a large scale emergency, additional human resources will be needed
to assist DAFWA with the operational functions associated with movement control
and quarantine enforcement, destruction and disposal of infected property and
material, decontamination, control centre administration and chemical management.

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These activities will be mainly supported through resources provided by the relevant
areas within WAPOL, FESA, Main Roads, Water Corporation, DEC and local
government.
A list of physical resources required by DAFWA for preliminary operational activities
and control centre establishment is tabled in Appendix 4. The specific roles and
responsibilities relating to each organisation are detailed in Appendix 3.

3.5    Training
Emergency management training for DAFWA employees and Western Australian
primary industry representatives and liaison officers is provided in accordance with
the    relevant    training   and    awareness       programs      identified under
AUSVETPLAN/EADRA and PLANTPLAN/EPPRD.
Training in relation to emergency animal and plant pests and diseases is carried out
in conjunction with Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia. These
organisations are not for profit companies whose shareholders comprise the
governments and national animal and plant industry bodies within Australia.
Each State organisation is responsible for providing generic emergency
management training to their own employees. DAFWA will facilitate appropriate
induction training for staff from other organisations who provide assistance with
response roles and operational activities during an animal or plant pest or disease
emergency.

3.6    Community information
Regular information material and awareness presentations are provided to the plant
and livestock industry about the risks associated with emergency animal and plant
pests and diseases, the requirement to monitor and report any suspect pest or
disease and the importance for stakeholders to maintain good farm biosecurity
practices. Within Western Australia, this information is supplied by DAFWA, Animal
Health Australia and Plant Health Australia.

3.7    Local and district hazard emergency management plans
Local and district emergency management plans should identify the risk level
associated with animal and plant pest and disease emergencies within their
individual areas. Plans should identify DAFWA as the HMA for this hazard, contain a
current local resource register and list the community buildings that may be used for
the coordination of a localised emergency response if needed.

3.8    Western Australia border agreements
In accordance with the AUSVETPLAN and PLANTPLAN, management of near
border occurrences of this hazard will follow pre determined national response
strategies coordinated through a national Consultative Committee which will include
representatives from each of the States and Territories.




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3.9    Arrangement for assistance from other jurisdictions
3.9.1. Interstate assistance
Requests for assistance from interstate primary industry agencies will be coordinated
through DAFF, under event specific protocols established (in consultation with States
and Territories) for the national coordination of human resources.

3.9.2. Commonwealth Government assistance
Emergency Management Australia (EMA) is responsible for the coordination of
Commonwealth assistance with physical resources in all emergency management
events except those involving exotic animal disease, which is the primary
responsibility of DAFF (who will work in conjunction with EMA). State Emergency
Management Policy describes the arrangements relating to Commonwealth physical
assistance and the methods by which such assistance is to be requested.

3.9.3. Assistance from overseas
Requests for overseas assistance will be coordinated through DAFF, in consultation
with EMA.

3.10 Arrangements for assistance to other jurisdictions
DAFWA may provide assistance for interstate and overseas animal or plant pest and
disease emergencies at the request of the affected jurisdiction. Requests will be
coordinated by DAFF and/or EMA, and the provision of assistance will be dependant
on the capacity of Western Australia to maintain adequate coverage and the
availability of the resources requested.




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4. Response
4.1    Responsibility for response
As the HMA, DAFWA is responsible for the coordination and management of
response activities for animal and plant pest and disease emergencies. The roles
and responsibilities of each participating organisation are detailed in Appendix 3.
Where a response to an animal or plant pest or disease hazard requires resources
beyond the capability of the HMA, DAFWA may request combat or support
assistance from the organisations identified in this Plan. Depending on the size,
geographical impact and requirements of the emergency, a request for assistance
under this Plan may be made directly to a participating organisation, or through the
establishment of a localised Incident Management Group (IMG), district Operational
Area Management Group (OAMG), or State Emergency Coordination Group
(SECG), where appropriate.
In accordance with agreed national response arrangements, carriage of an
emergency response will be the responsibility of the DAFWA Chief Veterinary Officer
(CVO) for animal emergencies and Chief Plant Health Manager (CPHM) for plant
emergencies. These officers will initially assume the role of State Control Head
Quarters (SCHQ) Director (designated the Operations Area Manager under State
Emergency Management Policy), however in most cases this role will be delegated
to another DAFWA employee.
Should an emergency response be implemented as a result of a parasitic weed or
endemic pest or disease, DAFWA will appoint an appropriate employee to the role of
SCHQ Director and/or LCC Controller.

4.2    Notification
DAFWA is likely to receive notification about the onset of a possible emergency
animal or plant pest or disease from one of the following sources:
   a. Reports or physical samples supplied to DAFWA by WA industry or individual
      property owners;
   b. Reports from AQIS or another interstate primary industry agency about the
      detection or outbreak of a major pest or disease in another jurisdiction;
   c. Routine pest and disease surveillance and testing programs conducted by
      DAFWA.

4.3    Alerts
Upon the activation of this plan, the release and dissemination of public information
and alerts will be coordinated by DAFWA.

4.4    Levels of response
The level of response for an animal or plant pest or disease hazard will depend on
the threat, nature and distribution of the pest or disease.
The response will be conducted in four phases as follows:




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   a. Phase 1 – Investigation: The investigation phase commences when there is
      a report of a suspect animal or plant pest or disease hazard. The report is
      assessed and investigated by an appropriate DAFWA technical officer.
       Investigations may involve the collection of initial details about the source and
       nature of the pest or disease, the affected animals or plants, possible vectors
       and tracing of the disease, environment factors and stock or crop
       management issues. Samples are collected and forwarded to an appropriate
       laboratory that meets the required standards.
       Appropriate quarantine or movement controls will be implemented
       immediately on reasonable suspicion of a pest or disease hazard.
       Implementation of controls prior to confirmatory diagnosis is often essential to
       minimise spread. The SCHQ management structure may be initiated;
   b. Phase 2 – Alert:     The alert phase begins when DAFWA determines that
      based on initial analysis of the pest or disease, there is a high probability that
      a pest or disease hazard exists in WA, or has the potential to exist. The alert
      phase continues while accurate confirmation of the diagnosis is made. Alert
      also commences if an animal or plant pest or disease emergency is
      suspected or confirmed in another State or Territory.               The SCHQ
      management structure may be initiated.
       Initial preparations for a formal response are implemented. Key DAFWA
       response staff are placed on stand-by and other Commonwealth and
       State/Territory primary industry stakeholders are notified and consulted.
       Detailed scoping work is undertaken to define the extent of the potential
       problem and determine whether the pest or disease can be effectively
       contained and eradicated;
   c. Phase 3 – Operations:       The operational phase starts when DAFWA
      determines that an animal or plant pest or disease hazard exists in WA and
      an emergency response plan is prepared and implemented with an aim to
      contain and/or eradicate the pest or disease. The imminent threat of an
      emergency which is suspected or confirmed in another jurisdiction may also
      trigger the operational phase.
       The SCHQ will be formally established and will usually include the original
       investigation team plus other members as necessary.
       A Local Control Centre (LCC) will be established and the LCC Controller
       (designated the Incident Manager under State Emergency Management
       Policy) will manage operational control activities in the district where the pest
       or disease hazard exists. More than one LCC may be established.
       During a small scale emergency, the functions of the LCC may be subsumed
       by the SCHQ.
       When a pest or disease is found to exist on a certain premises, that place
       may be classified as an Infected Premises (IP). Other properties may be
       designated as Dangerous Contact Premises (DCP) or Suspect Premises (SP)
       based on proximity, tracing or further investigation. These places are
       quarantined, with controls imposed over the movement in and out of animals
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       cases) people. An Infected Area (IA) may be declared around the infected
       premises, with the aim to keep this area as small as possible.
       A Restricted Area (RA) and Control Area (CA) may be declared around all
       affected premises to allow appropriate disease or pest management. The
       movement of specified animals or plants, animal or plant products, fodder,
       fittings and vehicles into, out of and within the RA is allowed by permit only.
       Depending on the pest or disease, the RA may range between a radius of 800
       metres and 25 km around the infected premises. Surveillance of properties is
       intensive, and the operations of high-risk enterprises are strictly controlled.
       The CA surrounds the RA and will initially be large, possibly encompassing
       several local government areas and potentially the whole of the State. Less
       stringent regulatory controls are imposed in the CA, and they usually apply to
       the movement and/or congregation of animals and plants, or their associated
       products only.
       A CA may be declared in response to an emergency which has occurred in
       another State or Territory. In this situation, a stock or plant standstill may be
       imposed to regulate the movements of animals, plants or their by products to,
       from and within WA.
       When the extent of the pest or disease distribution has been confidently
       defined, the RA and CA boundaries and movement controls will be modified,
       and where possible reduced in size commensurate with appropriate controls.
       Nationally agreed plans to deal with animal or plant pest or disease hazards in
       Australia are primarily based on the concept of eradication or “stamping out”.
       This may involve the immediate slaughter or destruction of animals or plants
       infected or exposed to the pest or disease, with the objective to destroy as
       quickly as possible all infected or infested animals or plants and limit
       amplification.
       In the case of a vector borne disease, steps will be taken to control or
       eliminate the vector population in which the disease causing agent is
       multiplying or transmitted.
       Vaccination as a control measure may be used to establish transmission
       barriers in areas in which the disease has become so well established that
       early eradication is either improbable or impossible; or as an aid to eradication
       of an outbreak in which the application of the "stamping out" policy alone,
       proves either inadequate or unacceptable. Vaccination would normally only
       be considered if other disease control procedures were failing, or the disease
       had become widespread;
   d. Phase 4 – Stand Down:            The stand down phase of the response will
      commence if:
           •   The investigation or Alert phases fail to confirm the presence of an
               animal or plant pest or disease hazard;
           •   The eradication of a confirmed animal or plant pest or disease hazard
               is not considered economically or technically feasible for Australia
               and/or WA;
           •   The pest or disease hazard is eradicated or otherwise under control;


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           •   Attempts to eradicate the pest or disease have failed and the disease
               is considered to be endemic.




                            Figure 1: Phases of an emergency response


4.5    Incident Management System
DAFWA uses the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS)
as a response management tool. All agencies with responsibilities under this Plan
are encouraged to ensure their personnel are familiar with and able to work within
the AIIMS system.
In most cases a State level control structure will be formed to plan the emergency
response strategy prior to the establishment of a local control centre which will
manage operational control and eradication activities.

4.6    Site organisation
Site organisation for an animal or plant pest or disease emergency will be dependant
on the specific hazard and impact area. The designation and establishment of
movement restrictions and control zones as described in paragraph 4.3 may be
required. The following figure illustrates the likely arrangements for site and control
zone establishment.




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                                             Control Area


                        Perth
                        SCHQ

                                                  Restricted Area

                                             DCP                                 SP
                                                                IP


                                                        LCC


                                                                                      IA



                        Figure 2: Site and control zone example (not to scale)


4.7    Hazard management structure/arrangements
The hazard management structure to be implemented in the event of an animal or
plant pest or disease emergency is shown in Appendix 5. The management
arrangements and specific role responsibilities for personnel engaged in an
emergency response are detailed in AUSVETPLAN and PLANTPLAN.
The SCHQ will be situated at:
   a. DAFWA, 3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, WA, 6151 (Theatrette); or
   b. Another suitable location as advised.
The physical location of the LCC will depend on the distribution area of the pest or
disease and the availability of suitable facilities in the area. The LCC Controller will
identify and coordinate the establishment of the LCC in consultation with the relevant
Local Emergency Coordinator.

4.8    Coordination structure/arrangements
4.8.1. Recommended operations area management group membership
       and triggers for activation
The SCHQ Director or LCC Controller, in consultation with the relevant District
Emergency Coordinator, may establish an Operations Area Management Group
(OAMG) to assist in the provision of a coordinated multi-agency response.



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The OAMG will consist of representatives from the key agencies, which are, or will
be assisting in the emergency response. Membership may change depending on
operational requirements. If established, the OAMG may be expected to liaise with,
or form part of the SCHQ or LCC.


                                            Primary Industries
                                            Ministerial Council


            National Management                                       Emergency
                   Group                                              Management
                                                                       Australia
            Consultative Committee
             on Emergency Animal
            Diseases (or Plant Pests)




                                          Minister for Agriculture
                                                 and Food
                                                                         State Emergency
                                                                           Management
                                                                            Committee
                                             Director General
                                                 DAFWA


                                                                         State Emergency
                                         Chief Veterinary or Plant
                                                                           Coordination
                                         Protection Officer - DAFWA
                                                                              Group


                                               State Control
                                               Headquarters
                                                  (Perth)
                                                                             OAMG


                                               Local Control                  IMG
                                                  Centre


                              Figure 3: Emergency Management Organisation

4.8.2. State Emergency Coordination Group and triggers for activation
A State Emergency Coordination Group (SECG) may be established by the State
Emergency Coordinator at the request of, or in consultation with the SCHQ Director
to assist in the provision of a coordinated multi-agency response to the emergency.
Triggers for the activation of the SECG under this Plan may include (but are not
limited to):
   a. The occurrence or imminent occurrence of an emergency which is of such a
      nature or magnitude that it requires a significant and coordinated response;
   b. The occurrence of an emergency in another State or Territory that threatens
      WA;
   c. State resources or assistance is required beyond the capacity of DAFWA or a
      single District;
   d. An emergency situation is declared by DAFWA; or
   e. A state of emergency is declared (SECG must be formed in this case).



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In accordance with legislative requirements, the SECG membership is to consist of:
           •   The State Emergency Coordinator;
           •   Chairman of the SEMC;
           •   Executive Officer of the SEMC;
           •   DAFWA;
           •   WALGA; and
       In addition to the SECG members prescribed by legislation, it is suggested the
       following public authorities and support organisations may be included:
           •   WAPOL;
           •   FESA;
           •   DPC;
           •   Department of Health WA;
           •   Main Roads WA;
           •   Water Corporation of WA;
           •   DEC;
           •   ADF; and
           •   Other representatives as required.
SECG meetings will be held at:
                   o DAFWA, 3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, WA, 6151; or
                   o Another suitable location as advised.
If a state of emergency is declared, a State Disaster Council is to be established in
accordance with the provisions of Section 63 of the Emergency Management Act
2005.

4.9    Evacuation arrangements
If there is a need to direct the evacuation and removal of persons or animals from an
emergency area, DAFWA will make the decision to evacuate based on the specific
risk of the hazard and the requirements of the response.

4.10 Function support plans
4.10.1.        Medical services
If an animal or plant pest or disease emergency has or may result in human health
casualties, DAFWA will notify and/or consult with the State Health Coordinator, who
will be responsible for assessing the risk and implementing such public health
measures as deemed necessary to prevent the spread of infection to the human
population. The State Health Emergency Management Support Plan (Westplan –
Health) may be activated.




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4.10.2.        Telecommunications
The provision of telecommunications during an emergency response will be the
responsibility of DAFWA and each of the support or combat agencies through the
use of normal communication facilities and services provided for day to day
operating activities.
If additional telecommunication resources are required from a commercial
telecommunications carrier, DAFWA will negotiate for the resources directly with its
preferred carrier.
FESA will assist DAFWA with the resourcing and implementation of an effective
telecommunications system between Infected Premises, the LCC, SCHQ and other
remote location as necessary.
If regular services are inadequate, additional resources may be sought through the
State Telecommunications Support Plan.

4.10.3.        Public information and media management
DAFWA is responsible for the provision of public information and media
management during an animal or plant pest or disease emergency. All public
statements relating to the emergency will be issued through an approved written
media release, or a DAFWA spokesperson who has been officially authorised by the
SCHQ Director to release such information. In most situations, only one media
spokesperson will be nominated.
DAFWA will manage the provision of information to the media to meet their regular
needs and ensure the provision of appropriate and timely information and
instructions to the agricultural industry and general public.
If DAFWA requires support with public information or media management,
assistance may be requested through the provisions of the State Public Information
Emergency Management Support Plan.

4.11 Terrorist act arrangements
WAPOL will assume control of any agroterrorism related incident in accordance with
National and State counter terrorism arrangements. This Plan may be activated at
the request of WAPOL in the event of an act of terrorism where a biological agent is
identified as an animal or plant disease.

4.12 Activation of other WESTPLANS in support of this plan
Other plans that may be activated to support this Plan Include:
       State Health Emergency Management Support Plan, WESTPLAN - Health;
       State Welfare Emergency Management Support Plan, WESTPLAN - Welfare;
       State     Telecommunications          Emergency   Management   Support   Plan,
       WESTPLAN - Telecommunications;
       State Public Information Emergency Management Support Plan; WESTPLAN
       – Public Information;




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       State Recovery Emergency Management Support Plan; WESTPLAN -
       Recovery.
Activation of support plans will be in accordance with State Emergency Management
Policy and/or Procedures.

4.13 Financial arrangements for response
State financial arrangements shall be in accordance with State Emergency
Management Policy In the event of an emergency, a public authority will be exempt
from the quotation and open tender processes set under State Supply Commission
policy.
All costs associated with a multi-agency response shall be met by each individual
agency, provided such costs are related to the delivery of services or resources
which form part of the agency’s core function; or if arrangements for the delivery of
services or resources are included in this Plan or a memoranda of understanding.
Where such costs impact on the programs of a State agency, an application for
supplementary funding may be made to Treasury.
National financial arrangements for most animal and plant pest or disease
emergencies will be prescribed under relevant Government and Industry emergency
response deeds and agreements (EADRA or EPPRD). An expenditure limit for an
emergency response will be recommended by the national Consultative Committee
for Emergency Animal Diseases/Plant Pests, and the limit must be endorsed by the
National Management Group (NMG) to enable cost sharing.
The deeds and agreements provide a pre determined cost sharing formula for the
acquittal of costs between the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments and
Industry bodies. Eligible costs incurred in the emergency response and any
compensation paid to affected farmers will be covered under these arrangements.
The cost sharing arrangements do not cover expenditure for capital equipment or the
salaries of staff permanently employed by government agencies.




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5. Recovery
5.1    Responsibility for recovery
Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, local government is responsible for
the management of local recovery following an emergency affecting the community
in its district.
Recovery from an animal or plant pest or disease emergency will be initiated during
the Response phase and supported by DAFWA for the duration of the response and
recovery process.

5.2    Transition to recovery
Initial recovery activities will focus on assisting affected individuals, industry and the
community to become re-established. Recovery will begin during the post impact
operational phase of the emergency response and continue after the conclusion of
the response stand down phase. The figure below depicts the transition from
response to recovery.


                                                                              Recovery
Emergency
                                 Response


                           Figure 4: Transition from Response to Recovery


5.3    Specific on-site recovery
Specific on-site recovery activities will include the maintenance of good farm
biosecurity practices following the decontamination and/or appropriate restocking or
planting of affected properties. DAFWA will provide farmers with advice and
assistance to ensure effective biosecurity management processes are put in place.
Targeted pest and disease surveillance and monitoring activities will be ongoing.

5.4    Stand down and debriefs
DAFWA will ensure the debriefing of all participating organisations and personnel
involved in the emergency response within a reasonable time-frame following the
response stand-down phase. Stand down and debriefing following recovery
activities will be the responsibility of the relevant local or state recovery coordinator.

5.5    Community recovery
DAFWA will provide technical support to primary producers and industry groups
affected by the emergency to help them to become re established to pre emergency
conditions. Long term recovery will continue with appropriate information and
support provided to ensure property owners are aware of the applicable
reimbursement or owner compensation arrangements in place under the EADRA
and EPPRD, to assist them to restock or re plant infected or infested properties.
Recovery activities may also include the establishment of a counseling service to
support affected individuals and communities.


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During a large scale outbreak, widespread movement restrictions may be imposed
on vehicles and people. This may result in impacts on various communities and
business outside the immediate agricultural industry. Appropriate information will be
circulated and arrangements implemented to ensure the impact is minimized.
Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, local government authorities are
required to ensure that effective local emergency management arrangements are
prepared and maintained, and to manage local recovery following an emergency
affecting the community. Local emergency management arrangements are to
include a recovery plan and the nomination of a recovery coordinator. The
arrangements are to be consistent with the State Emergency Management policies
and plans.
The Local Recovery Committee, lead by the local recovery coordinator will activate
the local recovery plan as required to ensure that effective short and long term
recovery strategies are implemented.
In some circumstances, non government organisations can provide assistance by
way of emergency relief funds, shelter, accommodation or household supplies.
Where possible, all offers of, or requests for assistance should be coordinated
through the Local Recovery Committee to avoid confusion or duplication of effort.

5.6    State level recovery coordination
The decision to activate State level recovery coordination arrangements will be made
by the SECG.
The requirement for state level involvement in the recovery process may not be
immediately clear. The State Recovery Coordinating Committee will rely on
information and advice from DAFWA and Local Recovery Committees in the affected
areas.
Where the Local Recovery Committee requires assistance, support will be provided
through the State Recovery Coordinating Committee.
DAFWA will provide a representative on the State Recovery Coordinating
Committee, and on any Local Recovery Committee as required.

5.7    Investigation
Where DAFWA reasonably suspects any breach of legislation or control order
relating to an animal or plant pest or disease emergency, DAFWA may conduct or
cause to be conducted by WAPOL an investigation into the alleged breach. The
outcome of the investigation may be used to prosecute the alleged offender and/or
develop strategies to mitigate the risk of a similar breach occurring in future.

5.8    Post-incident analysis/major incident review
At the completion of response operations, each agency or organisation involved in
an animal or plant pest or disease emergency shall, on request from DAFWA provide
a written report outlining their involvement and any recommendations. These reports
may be collated into a post-operations report to be forwarded to the SEMC.




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Appendix 1 – Distribution List

Emergency Management Australia
       National Emergency Management Coordination Centre
       EMA Institute Library (2 copies)


State Government Ministers
       Minister for Emergency Services
       Minister for Agriculture and Food


State Emergency Management Committee
       All members
       Secretary SEMC
       All subcommittee members


Organisations with responsibilities in this plan
       Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA)
       Western Australia Police (WAPOL)
       Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA (FESA)
       Main Roads, WA
       Water Corporation of WA
       Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)
       Local Government
       Department of Health WA
       Department of the Premier and Cabinet
       Bureau of Meteorology
       Landgate
       Department for Child Protection (DPC)
       Australian Red Cross, WA
       Air Services Australia


Library Deposits (bound copies with contact details removed)
       National Library of Australia, Legal Deposits Unit (2 copies)
       State Library of Western Australia, Battye Library (4 copies)



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Appendix 2 – Glossary

Agent – A microorganism which causes an exotic or major endemic animal or plant
disease;
Agroterrorism – The use of a biological agent on plants or animals to damage a
nation's agriculture, especially to disrupt or infect the food supply and cause
widespread fear and economic loss;
AIIMS – Australasian Inter - Service Incident Management System is an operational
management system adopted by DAFWA in the management of all emergency
operations;
Animal - A living or previously living thing except a human being, plant or micro-
organism, and includes —
(a) the ovum, semen or any other genetic material of an animal; and
(b) an animal when in the embryonic or larval stage or any other immature stage;
Biosecurity – The protection of primary industries, the environment, economy and
human health from the risks posed by harmful organisms including any animal or
plant pest or disease through exclusion, containment, eradication and management;
Chief Plant Health Manager (CPHM) - The senior plant health officer of the
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, with prime responsibility for plant pest
and disease control within this state;
Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) - The senior veterinary officer of the Department of
Agriculture, Western Australia, with prime responsibility for animal disease control
within this state;
Consultative Committee on Emergency Animal Diseases (or Plant Pests) – The
key technical coordinating body which makes recommendations to the National
Management Group;
Control Area (CA) - A declared area, surrounding the Restricted Area, in which less
stringent conditions apply to the movement of specified products and to the
operation of risk enterprises, such as abattoirs and sale yards. For animal diseases,
it is defined by a Ministerial Order;
Controller - The person designated by DAFWA to be the Controller of a Local
Control Centre for a particular emergency;
Dangerous Contact Premises (DCP) - Premises containing animals or plants which
showing no clinical signs of disease but, by reason of their possible exposure to
infection, are pre-emptively subjected to full disease control measures;
Decontamination – The cleaning and disinfection operations undertaken to
eliminate a pest or disease causal agent;
Disease – A disease that is capable of having a detrimental effect on an animal or a
plant and includes —
(i) a micro-organism; and
(ii) a disease agent; and


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(iii) an infectious agent; and
(iv) a parasite at any stage of its life cycle; or
(b) a genetic disorder of an animal or plant;
Disposal – The sanitary removal of animal carcasses or plant products and material
by burial, burning or some other process to prevent the spread of pests, disease or
infection;
District Emergency Coordinator – The District Police Superintendent;
Emergency – An event, actual or imminent, which endangers or threatens to
endanger life, property or the environment, and which is beyond the resources of a
single organisation to manage or which requires the coordination of a number of
significant emergency management activities. It is the result of a Hazard;
Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement – A legally binding agreement
between Animal Health Australia (AHA), the Australian Government, all State and
Territory Governments and livestock industry signatories covering the management
and funding of responses to emergency animal diseases;
Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed – A legally binding agreement between
Plant Health Australia (PHA), the Australian Government, all State and Territory
Governments and plant industry signatories covering the management and funding
of responses to emergency plant pests;
Emergency Situation – A declaration made in writing by a Hazard Management
Agency when an emergency has occurred, or is imminent, and there is a need for
the Agency to exercise powers under the Emergency Management Act 2005;
Endemic - An infectious pest or disease that normally occurs in Australia;
Eradication - Refers to the elimination of a pest or disease and its causative agent
from an area;
Exotic - An infectious disease of animals (including mammals, birds, fish and bees)
or plants which does not normally occur in Australia;
Hazard - A situation or condition that is capable of causing or resulting in loss or
harm to persons, animals, property or the environment;
Hazard Management Agency (HMA) - That organisation which, because of its
legislative responsibility or specialised knowledge, expertise and resources is
responsible for ensuring that all emergency management activities pertaining to the
prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from a specific hazard are
undertaken. Such organisations are either designated by legislation or detailed in
State level emergency management plans;
Incident – An Emergency, which impacts upon a localised community or
geographical area but not requiring the co-ordination and significant multi-agency
emergency management activities at a district or state level;
Incident Management Group (IMG) – The operational arm of the Local Emergency
Management Committee;
Infected Area (IA) - An area immediately surrounding infected premises;
Infected Premises (IP) - Premises in which a pest or disease exists or is believed to
exist. Infected premises are subject to full pest and disease control measures;

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Local Control Centre (LCC) - The operations centre from which all field operations
aimed at containing and eradicating the pest or disease are managed. Under
national arrangements, the centre will be referred to as the Local Disease Control
Centre (LDCC) for animal specific emergencies. The centre will be referred to as the
Local Pest Control Centre (LPCC) for plant specific emergencies;
LCC Controller – Manages the operational activities of eradication/control of the
pest or disease within the LCC area of responsibility. Designated the Incident
Manager under State Emergency Management Policy;
Local Emergency Coordinator – The Officer in Charge of the Police sub-district for
the local government district in which they are situated;
National Management Group – A group comprising the Chief Executive Officers
and/or Director Generals from government agencies and relevant national industry
bodies which manage the national policy and resourcing needs of a national
response on behalf of the affected parties, and decides on the application cost
sharing arrangements;
Operations Area Management Group (OAMG) – The operational arm of the
District Emergency Management Committee;
Parasitic weed – A weed that derives some or all of its sustenance from another
plant;
Plant - Means any vegetation or fungus and includes —
(a) a cutting or the leaf, flower or flower head of a plant; and
(b) the fruit or seed of a plant; and
(c) the peel, skin or shell of a fruit or seed of a plant; and
(d) genetic material of a plant; and
(e) any other product or part of a plant;
Quarantine - A legal restrictions imposed on a premises or area by the serving of a
notice and limiting movement of specified animals or plants, products, fodder,
fittings, vehicles and people;
Restricted Area (RA) - A declared area, encompassing infected and dangerous
contact premises, in which stringent conditions apply to the movement of specified
animals, plants, products, fodder, fittings and vehicles and the operation of risk
enterprises. For animal diseases, it is defined by a Ministerial Order;
Suspect Premises (SP) - Premises containing animals or plants showing clinical
signs requiring differential diagnosis, or animals or plants which may have been
exposed to a pest or disease. Suspect premises are quarantined and intensively
monitored until there is no evidence of infection;
Stamping out – An eradication procedures based on the slaughter of all infected
and suspect animals;
State Control Headquarters (SCHQ) - The operations centre from which the
strategic State wide activities of an emergency are controlled and coordinated.
Under national arrangements, the centre will be referred to as the State Disease
Control Headquarters (SDCHQ) for animal specific emergencies. The centre will be



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referred to as the State Pest Control Headquarters (SPCHQ) for plant specific
emergencies;
SCHQ Director – Under the authority of the respective CVO or CPHM, directs key
activities during an emergency response. Designated the Operations Area Manager
under State Emergency Management Policy;
State Emergency Coordination Group (SECG) – A group that may be established
at State level, by the State Emergency Coordinator, at the request of, or in
consultation with, the Hazard Management Agency, to assist in the provision of a
coordinated multi-agency response to and recovery from the emergency;
State Emergency Coordinator – The Commissioner of Police;
State of Emergency – A declaration made in writing by the Minister when a state of
emergency exists in the whole or any area of the State;
Surveillance - Investigations designed to establish the presence, extent of, or
absence of a specific pest or disease, or the presence, abundance and distribution of
specified wild animals;
Telecommunications – The transmission of information by electrical or
electromagnetic means including, but not restricted to, fixed telephones, mobile
phones, satellite phones, e-mail and radio;
Tracing - The process of locating animals, plant products, persons or things which
may be implicated in the spread of the pest or disease so that appropriate action can
be taken;
Vector – An organism that does not cause disease itself, but spreads infection from
one host to another;
Wild animal - Includes feral animals, rodents and other vertebrate pests.




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Acronyms

AUSVETPLAN             Australian Veterinary Emergency Response Plan
CA                     Control Area
CBRN                   Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
CCEAD                  Consultative Committee on Emergency Animal Diseases
CCEPP                  Consultative Committee on Emergency Plant Pests
CPHM                   Chief Plant Health Manager
CVO                    Chief Veterinary Officer
DAFF                   Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Aust.)
DAFWA                  Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
DCP                    Dangerous Contact Premises
EADRA                  Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement
EPPRD                  Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed
EMA                    Emergency Management Australia
HMA                    Hazard Management Agency
IP                     Infected Premises
LCC                    Local Control Centre
NMG                    National Management Group
OAMG                   Operations Area Management Group
PIMC                   Primary Industries Ministerial Council
PLANTPLAN              Australian Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan
RA                     Restricted Area
SCHQ                   State Control Headquarters
SECG                   State Emergency Coordination Group
SEMC                   State Emergency Management Committee
SP                     Suspected Premises




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Appendix 3 – Roles and Responsibilities of Participating
             Organisations
Organisation                               Role and Responsibilities
 Department        Role: Designated Hazard Management Agency responsible for the
     of            management of animal and plant pest and disease emergencies.
 Agriculture       Responsibilities:
  and Food,
     WA                a. Develop, maintain, test and activate State emergency
                          management arrangements (WESTPLAN) as required;
  (DAFWA)
                       b. Ensure emergency management activities relating to the
                          prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery
                          from animal and plant pest and disease hazards are
                          undertaken;
                       c. Appoint the SCHQ Director (Operations Area Manager) and
                          LCC Controller (Incident Manager), where appropriate;
                       d. Establish a SCHQ and LCC as required;
                       e. State wide coordination and management of the emergency
                          response;
                       f. Preparation and/or           implementation   of   an   operational
                          response plan;
                       g. Public information and community awareness;
                       h. Liaison with other Agencies and organizations to ensure
                          timely assistance and appropriate resources are sourced in
                          response to an emergency;
                       i. Assistance with the community recovery process and
                          coordination of farmer compensation or reimbursement
                          arrangements.
  Western          Role: To assist DAFWA with the response to an animal or plant pest
  Australia        or disease emergency.
   Police          Responsibilities:
  (WAPOL)              a. Appoint an Emergency Coordinator to assist DAFWA in the
                          provision of a coordinated response during an emergency;
                       b. Provide a Liaison Officer to the SCHQ, as appropriate;
                       c. Provide a Liaison Officer to each LCC, as appropriate;
                       d. Assist with the provision of cordon protection and
                          containment of the designated infected and restricted areas;
                       e. Assist with the establishment and maintenance of a Road
                          Traffic Management Plan;
                       f. Assist DAFWA to ensure that movement controls and
                          quarantine restrictions are enforced;



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Organisation                               Role and Responsibilities
                       g. Assist with the destruction of stock, where appropriate;
                       h. Assist with the coordination of resources or services as
                          necessary;
                       i.   Maintain public order as required;
                       j.   Assist with investigations into the cause of any breach of
                            legislation or control order relating to the emergency, as
                            appropriate;
                       k. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.
 Fire and          Role: To assist DAFWA, where possible with the coordination of an
Emergency          animal or plant pest or disease emergency response, through the
 Services          provision of trained career and volunteer Fire and SES personnel;
Authority of       equipment and expertise in the safe handling of chemicals and
    WA             biological substances.
    (FESA)         Responsibilities:
                       a. Provide a Liaison Officer to the SCHQ, as appropriate;
                       b. Provide a Liaison Officer to each LCC, as appropriate;
                       c. Establish an Operational Command Post in proximity to the
                          LCC if requested;
                       d. Provide advice to the LCC Controller about suitable locations
                          for the establishment of the LCC;
                       e. Coordinate the supply and acquisition of the logistical
                          resources required by DAFWA, as required;
                       f. Facilitate the resourcing and establishment of an effective
                          telecommunications system between Infected Premises, the
                          LCC, SCHQ and other remote location as necessary;
                       g. Provide appropriate protective equipment and personnel to
                          assist with detection, sampling or surveillance activities,
                          where the use of self contained breathing apparatus is
                          required;
                       h. Facilitate telecommunications equipment and manpower as
                          appropriate;
                       i.   Provide trained personnel and equipment to set up and
                            operate decontamination procedures for contaminated
                            personnel and equipment;
                       j. Facilitate volunteer Fire and SES personnel to assist with
                          operational activities during the response, as necessary;
                       k. Ensure liaison with the Water Corporation regarding the
                          transportation and delivery of water to the infected areas for
                          decontamination purposes, as required;
                       l.   Facilitate the provision of a Regional Coordination Centre to

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Organisation                               Role and Responsibilities
                           coordinate Fires Brigade and local government support, if
                           required;
                       m. Facilitate requests to the appropriate local governments Fire
                          Brigade to assist in any support role determined by the
                          Controller, as required;
                       n. Facilitate Bush Fires Act 1954 advice relating to the disposal
                          of crops or carcasses through burning, as required;
                       o. Facilitate requests for Commonwealth Physical Assistance,
                          including Defence Assistance, in accordance with SEMC
                          Policy Statement No. 9;
                       p. Facilitate the establishment of a State Emergency
                          Coordination Group (SECG) when requested by DAFWA, in
                          consultation with the State Emergency Coordinator;
                       q. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.
Main Roads,        Role: To assist DAFWA with the restriction of road access to
    WA             affected areas and the provision of plant and equipment for the safe
                   disposal of animal carcasses or plant products and application of
                   decontaminants.
                   Responsibilities:
                       a. Provide a Liaison Officer to the SCHQ, as appropriate;
                       b. Provide a Liaison Officer to each LCC, as appropriate;
                       c. Assist with the siting, sign posting and establishment of
                          Infected and Restricted Areas, road blocks and checkpoints.
                          (special purpose signs to be provided by DAFWA);
                       d. Provide earth moving machinery and ancillary equipment,
                          with operators, for carcass or plant disposal, subject to
                          availability;
                       e. Provide current road information, covering the Infected
                          Area(s) and Restricted Area(s);
                       f. Assist with the supply and use of various resources,
                          including:
                               •   barricades, warning lamps;
                               •   water tankers, fitted with boom sprays for applying
                                   disinfectants;
                               •   water pumps;
                       g. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.




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Organisation                               Role and Responsibilities
  Water            Role: To assist DAFWA with the safe disposal of animal carcasses,
Corporation        plant products and equipment, and assist with the provision of water
  of WA            for the decontamination and cleaning of material and equipment.
                   Responsibilities:
                       a. Provide a Liaison Officer to the SCHQ, as appropriate;
                       b. Provide a Liaison Officer to each LCC, as appropriate;
                       c. Supply earth moving machinery and ancillary equipment, with
                          operators, for the disposal of carcasses, plant products and
                          equipment, subject to availability;
                       d. Regional offices to provide information on local conditions
                          and hazards, in order to facilitate the burial or disposal of
                          carcasses plant products away from water supply sources;
                       e. Assist with the supply of water to affected areas through the
                          provision of water tanker access to Water Corporation
                          resources (e.g. standpipes, pipelines, and reservoirs);
                       f. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.
 Department        Role: To provide advice and assistance with the management of the
     of            environment, wildlife and vector control in areas affected by an
Environment        animal or plant pest or disease emergency.
    and            Responsibilities:
Conservation
   (DEC)               a. Provide a Liaison Officer to the SCHQ, as appropriate;
                       b. Provide a Liaison Officer to each LCC, as appropriate;
                       c. Supply earth moving machinery and ancillary equipment, with
                          operators, for the disposal of carcasses, plant products and
                          equipment, subject to availability;
                       d. Provide local expertise and knowledge of DEC land;
                       e. Provide specific expertise on native wildlife and feral animals;
                       f. Provide communication and mapping support;
                       g. Provide specialist equipment (e.g. rifles, traps) and personnel
                          to operate the equipment;
                       h. Expedite processes associated with the disposal
                          (burial/burning) of biological waste, including carcasses;
                       i.   Assist in site selection for disposal of biological waste;
                       j. Advise on environmental issues arising from the use of
                          chemical sprays;
                       k. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.




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Organisation                               Role and Responsibilities
  Local            Role: To provide local advice, assistance and resources to assist
Government         DAFWA with the localised response to an animal or plant pest or
                   disease emergency; and manage the local recovery process.
                   Responsibilities:
                       a. Provide a Liaison Officer to the LCC, as appropriate;
                       b. Provide information on property ownership;
                       c. Provide earthmoving equipment and other resources as
                          required to assist with the destruction, decontamination and
                          disposal process;
                       d. Assist with the implementation of road closures around
                          Infected and Restricted Areas;
                       e. Assist with the distribution of information to the local
                          community;
                       f. Make available suitable facilities for the establishment of the
                          LCC, where appropriate;
                       g. Provide Bush Fires Act 1954 advice, and assistance with
                          permits if the disposal of crops or carcasses is required
                          through burning;
                       h. Management of the local recovery process.
                       i. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.
 Department Role: Under the provisions of the Health Act 1911 and associated
of Health WA Regulations, put into effect such public health measures as are
             deemed necessary to prevent the spread of infection to the human
             population.
                   Responsibilities:
                       a. Provide a Liaison Officer to the SCHQ, as appropriate;
                       b. Provide a Liaison Officer to each LCC, as appropriate;
                       c. Provide medical case alert, i.e. notify DAFWA if an
                          emergency disease is first identified in a human case, and,
                          where local transmission is suspected;
                       d. Provide expert advice and coordination of services (e.g.
                          contact tracing and vaccination) regarding the prevention of
                          infection to humans in field areas;
                       e. Co-ordinate and control medical, first aid, ambulance and
                          Public Health resources as needed;
                       f. Monitor public health aspects of the emergency response;
                       g. Manage human public health aspects of emergency animal
                          disease operations in conjunction with the SCHQ;
                       h. Assist with the tracing of stock movements through the

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Organisation                               Role and Responsibilities
                           domestic meat inspection service         provided   by    local
                           government at domestic abattoirs;
                       i. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.

Department         Role: Manage, as Chair of the Recovery Services Sub-committee,
   of the          State level recovery coordination.
Premier and        Responsibilities:
  Cabinet
                       a. Provide a representative to the SECG, if directed;
                       b. Provide a representative to assist the DAFWA Director
                          General with guidance on policy issues of State significance
                          at National Management Group (NMG) meetings, if required;
                       c. Oversee a whole of government response to ensure the
                          coordinated and effective use of all available State resources
                          during the emergency;
                       d. Facilitate State level recovery coordination through
                          WESTPLAN – Recovery Coordination, if directed by the
                          SECG;
                       e. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.
 Bureau of         Role: To advise on weather conditions that may affect the spread of
Meteorology        the disease and the eradication program.
                   Responsibilities:
                       a. Provide    regional     characteristics     (forecasts   and/or
                          observations) of wind structure, relative humidity,
                          temperature stability and rainfall across the area of concern;
                       b. Upon request, provide any suitable and available
                          meteorological observing equipment to supplement that of
                          State Government authorities;
                       c. Upon request, provide an officer for on-site evaluation of
                          topographical effects and interpretation of meteorological
                          forecasts and information;
                       d. Provide a written report to DAFWA and / or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.
  Landgate         Role: To provide advice on mapping, land information systems and
                   provide maps.
                   Responsibilities:
                       a. Provide a Liaison Officer to the SCHQ, as appropriate;
                       b. Provide a Liaison Officer to each LCC, as appropriate;
                       c. On request, provide copies of cadastral maps, showing sub-


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Organisation                               Role and Responsibilities
                           divisions and location numbers for any given area of Western
                           Australia as follows:
                               •   Agricultural Areas - 1:50 000 or smaller.
                               •   Pastoral Areas - 1:500 000 or 1:1 000 000.
                       d. Assist with the legal definition of areas for the gazettal of
                          Infected Areas, Restricted Areas and Control Areas, including
                          the provision of certified maps indicating their boundaries;
                       e. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.
 Department        Role: To coordinate and manage the provision of emergency
  for Child        welfare services during the response to and recovery from an
 Protection        animal or plant pest or disease emergency.
    (DPC)          Responsibilities:
                       a. Supply welfare related assistance to affected communities
                          and coordinate other welfare and non government support
                          agencies, as required;
                       b. Manage the welfare functional areas of:
                              •    Emergency       accommodation      including   Welfare
                                   Centres and their services
                              •    Emergency clothing and personal requisites
                              •    Provision of personal services and counselling
                              •    Financial assistance
                       c. Coordinate the welfare functional areas of:
                              •    Registration and enquiry
                              •    Emergency catering for evacuees
                       d. Coordinate the welfare components of the recovery process
                          as detailed in WESTPLAN – Welfare, if required;
                       e. Coordinate the welfare functional areas of:
                              •    Registration and enquiry
                              •    Emergency catering for evacuees.
                       f. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.
 Australian        Role: In conjunction with, or on behalf of, the Department for Child
 Red Cross,        Protection manage the welfare functional areas of registration and
    WA             inquiry, and assist in personal support and recovery related activities
                   as requested.
                   Responsibilities:
                       a. Under the direction of the Hazard Management Agency
                          provide relevant information to affected communities, if
                          required


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Organisation                               Role and Responsibilities
                       b. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.

Air Services       Role: To impose an aviation Temporary Restricted Area (TRA)
 Australia         around the Infected Premises if required.
                   Responsibilities:
                       a. Impose a TRA 300 metres above ground level (1000 feet
                          above ground level) and include a buffer zone of one nautical
                          mile around the area of the Infected Premises.
                       b. Permit aircraft to operate in the TRA only with the approval of
                          the SCHQ Director (or delegate).
                       c. Participate in a weekly review of the need for a TRA and
                          provide, if considered necessary, an Air Liaison Officer at the
                          SCHQ.
                       d. Provide a written report to DAFWA and/or participate in post
                          operations debriefs as required.




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   Appendix 4 – Equipment Checklist
   Equipment recommended for the initiation of preliminary operational activities and
   control centre establishment (per AUSVETPLAN and PLANTLAN).
Personal equipment                                           Property decontamination
Industrial hard hat                                          Water supply
Knee length Wellington boots                                 Portable pumps, e.g. Southern Cross, Firefighting pumps
Fisherman’s waders                                           Polypipe 50 mm
Plastic jacket and trousers                                  Fittings for pipe
Cotton overalls                                              Hoses
Neck cloth (hand towel)                                      High pressure industrial pumps and lances
Torch and batteries                                          Fibreglass water tanks of sizes up to 2500 litres
Gloves – industrial
                                                             200 L drums
         – disposable
Supply of citric acid (1kg in plastic container)             Universal indicator strips
                                                             Supply of disinfectant
Short-handled scrubbing brush
                                                                        citric acid
Boot tray or bucket                                                     sodium hydroxide
Ear protectors                                                          sodium carbonate
Heavy duty plastic garbage bags                                         calcium hypochlorite
Spare underclothes                                                      soap and detergent
                                                             Flame guns and fuel
Decontamination site                                         Fuel for pumps and engines
2 plastic ground sheets (10 m x 10 m)                        Generators
50 m hessian sacking                                         Arc lamps
Star pickets                                                 Electric lead and connectors
Caravan and portable shower units                            Mechanical diggers
50 m of 20 mm rope                                           Bulldozers
6 x 200 L drums                                              Tractor and trailers
Fibreglass water tanks to 2500 L                             Front-end loaders
Water supply                                                 Vehicle-mounted boom spray
Pumps e.g. Southern Cross or Davey Firefighting units        Shovels
Hoses (spray attachments)                                    Brooms
Disinfectant supplies (citric acid or sodium carbonate) as
                                                             Forks
appropriate
Hand brushes – short and long handle                         Crowbars
Boot trays                                                   Hand tools
Buckets                                                      Plastic sheeting
Heavy duty plastic garbage bags                              20 L containers (metal)
Spare cotton overalls                                        Industrial gloves
                                                             Respirators
Vehicle decontamination at Local CC, road and rail
                                                             Perspex face shields
control points
Water supply and tanks for storage                           Ear protectors
Buckets                                                      Back pack sprays
Detergent and brushes
Supply of citric acid                                        Vertebrate pest control officers and vehicles
sodium carbonate                                             Spade
sodium hydroxide for rail transport                          Axe
Sponges                                                      Firearm and ammunition appropriate to target species
Tools for dismantling floor – shovels, hand brushes,
                                                             Water containers (90 L)
scrapers
Fire fighting pump                                           Fridge
High pressure pump                                           Full face mask
Fuel for pump engines
Perspex face shields



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Personal equipment
Lifting gear for crates


   Local Control Centre Equipment and Stores
   The initial resourcing of a local control centre will depend on location, the lead time
   and complexity of the response.


          •     AUSVETPLAN / PLANTPLAN manuals and sops: at least 1 set
          •     Forms for use with databases (e.g. ANEMIS): at least 1 of each
          •     Desks/tables: 25, including at least 4 adjustable typists’ desks
          •     Whiteboards: permanent, 15
          •     Static magic (Avery product): 2 boxes/rolls
          •     Pin boards: at least 4 large
          •     Chairs: 50, including at least 4 adjustable typists’ chairs (50 more chairs for briefing/induction area)
          •     Document trays (in/out): 30
          •     Photocopiers (A3/A4): collating, 1; standard, 2; colour, 1
          •     Fax machines: 3
          •     Mapping stationery
          •     Filing cabinets: four × 4-drawer equivalents
          •     Desktop filing systems: 12
          •     Typewriter: 1
          •     Telephone handsets: 20, expanding quickly to 40, with at least 1 conference phone
          •     Mobile phones: as appropriate for field operations, including runner and first aid
          •     Clocks (preferably 24-hour): 2 must have adequate supplies and back-up service
          •     Office stationery: some of everything in a standard office store, sufficient to support 100 personnel (include all
                pens, tapes, PC discs, folders)
          •     Specialist carbon pads — record of conversation, message, fax, log: at least 40 of each initially
          •     Personal computers: 12, expanding quickly to 25–40, networked, 1 in 5 with CD-RW drive
          •     Printers, laser: black and white, 2; colour, 1, large format for maps
          •     Plotter, A0: 1, for printing maps
          •     Scanner, stand-alone: 1
          •     Camera, digital: 1 (able to take close-up pictures)
          •     Calculators: 2
          •     Safe: 1 (or access to safe)
          •     Extension leads: 12 (expanding quickly to 40)
          •     Power boards: 12 (expanding quickly to 40)
          •     Television: 1
          •     Vcr/dvd: 1
          •     Microwave oven: 1
          •     Radio, FM/AM: 1
          •     Duct tape: at least 2 rolls
          •     Key safe: 1
          •     Petty cash tin: 1
          •     T cards and T card hangers for 500 personnel
          •     Laminating machine: access is highly desirable
          •     Waste bins, office: 12–20
          •     Waste bins, 200 L or similar: 12+ depending on frequency of emptying
          •     Waste bags: 100
          •     Contaminated-waste bags: 100
          •     Recycle bins/shredder: 1 shredder + bags
          •     Carpet for noise reduction
          •     Partitions: depending on the building, partitions may be needed to create office spaces.
          •     Identification vests/tabards




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Appendix 5 – Hazard Management Structure

State Control Headquarters:




                                                        SCHQ
                                                       Director



               Planning               Operations                    Logistics           Public Relations
               Manager                 Manager                      Manager                 Manager



       Planning                   Operations Section         Logistics                  Public Relations
       Section                                               Section                          and
                                  Tracing                                               Communications
       Planning (including                                   Facility management            Section
                                  Surveillance
       resource requirements)
                                  Movement and               Induction                 Media and Public
       Situation Reports
                                  control permits            Catering                  Relations
       Epidemiology
                                  Laboratory liaison          Administration
       Industry Liaison
                                  Mapping                     - registry
       Industry
       Representatives            Data and Information        - finance
                                  Management                  - stores
       Legal
       Recovery                                               - personnel

       Economic Analysis                                      - transport

       Risk Assessment                                        OH&S

       Technical Specialists                                  Information Technology

       -Wild animal control                                   Emergency Services
                                                              Liaison
                                                              Emergency Services
                                                              Representatives




Note: One person may perform more than one role.




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Local Control Centre:




                                                        LCC Controller


         Planning                               Operations                               Logistics
         Manager                                 Manager                                 Manager


         Planning                            Operations Section                      Logistics Section
         Section                                                                    Facility management
      Planning             Investigations              Restricted Area (RA)         Induction and training
      - planning                                       movement and security        OH&S
      - situation        Laboratory coordination         Checkpoint and patrol      Administration
      reports            Surveillance                    team coordination*
      - resources                                                                   - stores
                         Field Surveillance teams*       Field patrol and           - transport
      Epidemiology                                       checkpoint teams           - personnel
      and technical      Tracing
                                                         Movement permits           - finance
      reports            Mapping                         Other field operations     - accommodation
      Public Relations   Data and Information            Vector control             - meals
      and Media          Management                      Alternative host control
                                                                                    - contractors
                                                                                    - telecommunications
      Technical          Infected Premises               Wild animal operations
                         Operations                                                 - records
      Specialists                                        Vaccination mgmt.
                                                                                    Compensation claims
      - Risk             Infected Premises
      Assessment         Operations Teams                                           Information
      - vectors                                                                     technology
                         Inventory and valuation
                                                                                    Emergency services
      Industry Liaison   Destruction and disposal                                   liaison
      Relief and         Decontamination                                            - Police
      Recovery           Pest Control                                               - Emergency mgmt
                                                                                    - Health
      Legal Services                                                                - Local Government
                                                                                    - Welfare
                                            Forward Command                         - Environmental
                                                    Post*                           - Others
                                           Officer in Charge                        Help desk/call centre
                                           Administration                           Biosecurity services
                                           Support
                                           Field teams
                                           IP operations


Note: One person may perform more than one role.




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Appendix 6 – Key Personnel Contact Details

With held.




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