Council's role in Emergency Management

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We have legislated responsibilities to participate in the preparation of an Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) in conjunction with emergency service agencies.

Indigo Shire facilitates the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC) which is a multi-agency collaboration group  with members who bring organisation, industry or personal expertise to the task of developing a comprehensive emergency management plan for the municipality.  

The MEMPC comprises representatives from Council, Country Fire Authority, Emergency Recovery Victoria, State Emergency Service, Victoria Police, Department Families Fairness and Housing, Red Cross, Ambulance Victoria, Forest Fire Management Victoria, Agriculture Victoria and two community representatives.

The emergency management plan covers the management, prevention, response, recovery and support arrangement for emergencies.

We offer specialised local knowledge about our locality, and our residents look to us for assistance during times of emergency and during the recovery process.

Our key emergency management positions include a Municipal Emergency Management Officer, a Municipal Recovery Manager and a Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.  

Read or download Indigo Shire's MEMP