Victoria's SCC reaches eight-month milestone


By Amy Sarcevic
Wednesday, 20 May, 2020


Victoria's SCC reaches eight-month milestone

Victoria’s primary control centre for managing state emergencies, the State Control Centre (SCC), is celebrating a long stint of operational success after eight continuous months of activation.

At the outset, in September 2019, the SCC was staffed to support interstate deployment of Victorian firefighters in NSW and Queensland. But its operations haven’t slowed down, with disasters such as COVID-19 and extreme weather events demanding its ongoing input.

Since September, more than 13,000 staff have been deployed to support the SCC’s key functions including intelligence, public information and logistics, as well as supporting the State Response Controller, the State Air Desk and Room Management, among other key roles.  

Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said that, given the range of emergency incidents under its remit, the SCC and its members have had to be agile and diligent in their efforts to keep the community safe. 

“The SCC has been stood up for more than 200 consecutive days, which has never happened before in its history,” he said. 

“Every member of the team has played a part in keeping the community safe — not only the Victorian community, but also our interstate colleagues and communities too — and I sincerely thank you for that. It’s been an incredible team effort.” 

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