Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency

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A.C.T. Emergency Services Agency
Agency overview
Formed 2004
Jurisdiction Government of the Australian Capital Territory
Annual budget A$66.794m[1]
Agency executive Mr Dominic Lane, Commissioner
Parent agency ACT Department of Justice & Community Safety
Child agencies ACT Ambulance Service
ACT Fire Brigade
ACT Rural Fire Service
ACT State Emergency Service
Website www.esa.act.gov.au

The Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency (ACT ESA) was established by the Emergencies Act 2004 (ACT), which came into effect on 1 July 2004.[2] The mission of the ACT ESA is to protect and preserve life, property and the environment in the ACT.

The ACT ESA is responsible for:

  • determining the overall strategic direction and management of the emergency services (including by advising the Minister on capability and preparedness);
  • educating the community and improving its preparedness for emergencies;
  • providing common planning, administrative and logistics support for the emergency services, including common communications and emergency coordination centres.

Structure[edit]

ESA Structure August 2008

The Commissioner, ESA reports to Chief Executive of the Department of Justice & Community Safety, who is responsible to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. The ACT ESA comprises: four emergency service agencies and several support areas, including: Training Services, Technical Services, Risk & Planning Services, IT Support & Communications. The four operational agencies are:

Commissioners[edit]

Budget[edit]

Year Government Payment for Outputs
2008/09 A$66.794m[3]
2007/08 A$60.421m[4]
2006/07 A$59.157m[5]
2005/06 A$53.495m[6]
2004/05 A$44.813m[7]

History[edit]

1993-2004 Emergency Services Bureau[edit]

Prior to 1 July 2004, emergency services in the ACT were delivered by the Emergency Services Bureau, an agency of the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety.

2004-2006 Emergency Services Authority[edit]

The Emergencies Act 2004 (ACT) established the ESA as a statutory authority.

2006- now Emergency Services Agency[edit]

In the 2006-07 Australian Capital Territory budget, the ACT Government announced that the ESA would again be subsumed by the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety, effective 1 July 2006.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ACT Government Budget 2008/09 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2008/files/paper4/12jacs.pdf (English)
  2. ^ http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/2004-28/default.asp Emergencies Act 2004 (ACT) (English)
  3. ^ ACT Government Budget 2008/09 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2008/files/paper4/12jacs.pdf (English)
  4. ^ ACT Government Budget 2007/08 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2007/files/paper4/12jacs.pdf (English)
  5. ^ ACT Government Budget 2006/07 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2006/html/paper4.htm (English)
  6. ^ ACT Government Budget 2005/06 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2005/html/paper4.htm (English)
  7. ^ ACT Government Budget 2004/05 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2004/htm/paper4.htm (English)

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