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
Parent agency ACT Department of Justice & Community Safety
Child agencies
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 (in English)
  2. ^ http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/2004-28/default.asp Emergencies Act 2004 (ACT) (in 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 (in 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 (in English)
  5. ^ ACT Government Budget 2006/07 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2006/html/paper4.htm (in English)
  6. ^ ACT Government Budget 2005/06 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2005/html/paper4.htm (in English)
  7. ^ ACT Government Budget 2004/05 - Budget Paper 4: Budget Estimates, http://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget_2004/htm/paper4.htm (in English)

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