What Council Does
Council is responsible for:
- assist communities to plan for incidents before they happen.
- support response agencies during an incident.
Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP)
Council's Municipal Emergency Management Plan addresses the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Shire and is the result of the cooperative effort of the Municipal Management Planning Committee.
What can you do?
People are the first step in disaster resilience, by taking responsibility for preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters. You can do this by drawing on resources.
Disaster resilience is significantly increased by active planning and preparing for threats to your community. The development of Local Incident Management Plans (LIMPS) are a key part of this process.
Be prepared and plan ahead, RediPlan prepared by Red Cross is available to assist you to prepare for an emergency.
Volunteering and being involved in community emergency management increases your ability to cope and respond.
In Victoria, floods are responded to by SES. Fires are responded to by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) for Crown land and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) for private land.