Emergency action plans for referable dams

All referable dams must have an approved emergency action plan (EAP) in place.

Under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, an EAP must have provisions regarding:

  • identification, detection and management of dam hazards, as well as dam hazard and emergency events
  • how effective warnings and notifications are communicated to those potentially impacted.

This guide provides access to the approved emergency action plans, and explains why an emergency plan is required, the plan approval process, plus a guideline and templates to assist you in developing a plan.