Before an emergency

Maintain emergency arrangements, plans and procedures

Council prepares plans in partnership with emergency response and recovery agencies. Select the links below the view our plans:

Work with emergency stakeholders

Council work with a range of agencies and organisations to build networks which makes it easier for us to work together in an emergency. We have quarterly ‘Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee’ meetings to discuss emergency risks and keep updated on what stakeholders in the industry are doing. We are also a contributing partner to the Eastern Metropolitan Councils Emergency Management Partnership.

Undertake community engagement

We work with our community engagement department and the community to promote emergency preparedness. Below are a few of the emergency education initiatives we have undertaken;

  • Partner with other emergency service agencies to promote their community education initiatives
  • Partner and support a number of projects and forums by the Warrandyte Community Association
  • Produce and distribute written materials including;
  • Create a ‘firewise’ garden in Warrandyte, which includes interpretive signage and tips to use in your own garden. The garden is located in the Warrandyte River Reserve.
  • Place two variable message boards around the fire prone areas of Manningham to display fire preparedness messaging
  • Partner with Eastern 98.1 FM to produce and air emergency messaging advertisements
     

During and after an emergency

Council is responsible for relief and recovery coordination with the community at the local level. During an emergency we may:

  • Open an Emergency Relief Centre where affected people and their animals can access shelter and food
  • Work with other agencies to provide relief services to the community
  • Work with the community to encourage community-lead recovery initiatives
  • Open a Recovery Centre if the community requires long term support to recover