The Act be amended to make it clear that Disaster Controllers/Coordinators at all levels are to be authorised public officials with the necessary training and authority to properly discharge the role and provide an effective direct line of support, coordination and control of disaster events. ƒ The Act and State Plan provide guidance about appropriate role and functions of elected representatives during all disaster event phases. ƒ The Major Incidents Group and State Security Committee be merged to become the State Disaster and Security Council with role as suggested in this report.

Recommendation 17