The South West region covers an area of approximately 23,900 km². It is the most populous and fastest growing area outside of the Perth and Peel regions, with 12 local governments and a combined population of approximately 180,000.
The South West is a popular tourist destination and is known for its beautiful coastline and towering forests. The region's diverse range of industries includes agriculture, forestry, fishing, tourism, retail and construction along with the export of alumina, coal, titanium dioxide, lithium, tantalum and silicon. Notably, the region is home to the Margaret River wine region which attracts tourists from around the world.
Natural and man-made hazard events occur throughout the region. The identified priority hazards (as identified by the State Risk Project) include: Bushfire, Electricity Supply Disruption, Flood and Storm. The State Risk Project will be working with the region in 2016 to develop a comprehensive understanding of these hazards.
The District Emergency Management Advisor is Mr Vikram Cheema (firstname.lastname@example.org). Access to the Emergency contact details and Meeting pages is restricted to DEMC members only.