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Emergency Management Plan

The Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) includes strategies to prevent, prepare, respond to and recover from emergencies, which may occur in or near the City of Whittlesea and impact on residents and infrastructure.

Every municipality is required to develop and maintain a Municipal Emergency Management Plan. The Whittlesea Municipal Emergency Management Plan was developed by our Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC). Members of the MEMPC include representatives from organisations such as Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Fire Rescue Victoria, Country Fire Authority, Victoria State Emergency Service, Australian Red Cross, VCC Emergencies Ministries, Parks Victoria, Northern Health, Department of Health & Human Services and Community Organisations.

An element of the plan is the Community Emergency Risk Assessment (CERA), which aims to identify, mitigate and reduce risk within the community.

The CERA process has identified the following 8 emergency risks within the City of Whittlesea:

Emergency Hazard
Heat Health
Flood, Storm, Extreme Weather
Fire - Natural Environment
Transport Incident - all
Fire - Structural
Human Epidemic / Pandemic
Service Disruption - Utilities > 12hrs 
Gas Main Rupture / Explosion



The MEMP was developed by the MEMP Committee, which includes representatives from the following groups:

  • emergency services
  • Council officers
  • government departments or agencies
  • service providers

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