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MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Hindmarsh Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) addresses the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Hindmarsh municipality. It is the result of the co-operative efforts of the emergency management planning committee, which includes representatives from Victoria Police, CFA, DELWP, Ambulance Victoria, DEDJTR, SES, DHHS, VicRoads, GWMWater, Red Cross, Wimmera CMA, Hindmarsh Shire Council and other agencies. The MEMP does not attempt to reinvent the wheel and actively recognises the previous planning activities of the municipal area. 

Municipal Emergency Management Plan - Hindmarsh MEMP Public V2 November 2019

If you have any comments, feedback or concerns regarding the MEMP, please contact the Municipal Emergency Resources Officer on em@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au

MUNICIPAL FIRE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Hindmarsh Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee (MFMPC) includes members from DELWP, CFA and Hindmarsh Shire Council. The committee is supported at a regional level by the Grampians Strategic Fire Management Planning Committee and at a State level by the State Fire Management Planning Committee.

A key responsibility of the MFMPC is the development of a Municipal Fire Management Plan (MFMP). This plan describes how regional authorities, local government, fire agencies and other relevant organisations can work together to effectively anticipate, respond to and recover from bushfire events affecting the Hindmarsh municipality.

Municipal Fire Management Plan - Hindmarsh MFMP Public V2 July2017

MUNICIPAL RELIEF AND RECOVERY PLAN

The Hindmarsh Municipal Relief and Recovery Plan sets out a plan for recovery following an emergency in Hindmarsh Shire.

The Plan aims to assist and involve the community in returning to an effective level of functioning after an emergency. 

This Plan is currently under review and will be made publicly available once the review is complete.

Any enquiries relating to Relief and Recovery can be directed to the Municipal Recovery Manager on (03) 5391 4444.

EMERGENCY ANIMAL WELFARE SUPPORT PLAN

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.

This Emergency Animal Welfare Support Sub-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:

  1. Domestic Animals (pets) – Local Government
  2. Livestock – Dept. for Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR)
  3. Wildlife – Dept. of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP)

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE

 

As per the announcement from the Premier today, our customer service centres and libraries will open up to the public as of tomorrow, Thursday 18 February 2021. To view our customer service centre opening hours, click here. For our opening hours for all libraries, click here.

Transfer stations, swimming pools and council community buildings will open with some restrictions remaining in place.

Patrons will need to ensure they adhere to restrictions in place including wearing face masks when required.

For further information on the current guidelines, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Updated 17/02/2021