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3.01 The planning committee is representative of the community and may consist of the following:

a. Chairperson.
b. Executive Officer.
c. Representatives from:

(1) police;
(2) fire services;
(3) ambulance - health and medical;
(4) State/Territory Emergency Service;
(5) local government authority;
(6) welfare authorities; and
(7) utility agencies (eg water, electricity).

d. Other persons as required from time to time.

3.02 Committee composition may mirror higher level emergency planning committees. Representatives must be sufficiently senior to commit their organisations to decisions made by the planning committee.

Commitment to Planning Process

3.03 Representatives should be committed to the planning process, and their continuity of membership maintained. Alternate members should be identified and available to attend planning meetings as required.