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 prepare and maintain a Municipal Emergency Management Plan, under the Victorian Emergency Management Act 1986. The MEMP is updated every 2 months, and audited by the Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) every 3 years. The next audit is due in 2020.
The MEMP aims to:
It identifies the following 19 emergency risks within the City of Whittlesea:
To view the full public version of the MEMP, visit your local library at Lalor, Mill Park or Thomastown. The MEMP includes the Plenty Gorge Precinct Integrated Fire Prevention Strategy.
The MEMP was developed by the MEMP Committee, which includes representatives from the following groups: