WA Gov opens applications for new platform

The Government of Western Australia is on the hunt for “innovative, future-focused emergency public information industry leaders” to help deliver a new Emergency WA platform – the state’s single source of accurate and timely information during emergencies.

The site, launched in 2016, has attracted more than 68 million page views and, between 2021-22, delivered more than 5,700 alerts and warnings, according to the Government.

The WA Government noted that enhancements to Emergency WA will include “personalised, real-time and predictive hazard information, a mobile application, customisable notifications to in-home and wearable smart devices about nearby incidents and nationally consistent warnings”.

Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson said the project was critical to delivering “a world-class emergency information platform” for the Western Australian community.

“This much-needed upgrade will bring technological advances to give the community faster and more personalised information than ever before,” Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm, added.

Emergency WA is a vital platform that gives Western Australians detailed information about current incidents and warnings to help them prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.”