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:
|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: