The four Partner Councils who make up the Wimmera Emergency Management Resource Sharing Program (WEMRSP) - Hindmarsh, Horsham, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack are vulnerable to a number of hazards that impact their area and may affect the welfare of domestic animals (pets), livestock and wildlife.
The area of the four municipalities is home to a large number of domestic animals, livestock and wildlife. The area is also traversed by major highways, which carry livestock in large volumes on a daily basis.
Emergency Animal Welfare Support Sub-Plan(PDF, 1MB)
This plan complements the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) of each Partner Council.
The focus of this sub-plan is to prescribe the municipal coordination arrangements that exist to support agencies which have a responsibility for emergency animal welfare support, this includes:
- Domestic Animals (pets) – Local Government
- Livestock – Dept. for Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR)
- Wildlife – Dept. of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP)