The purpose of this plan is to bring together, in an integrated organisational network, the resources to prevent or mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies. It accepts that emergencies touch people’s life experiences in different ways and recognises that there is not and cannot be a single organisation, solely responsible for dealing with all aspects of emergencies.
In order to achieve this Colac Otway Shire Council acknowledges the linkages between this plan and the broader emergency, risk management and community safety context. This plan is to be read in consideration of the following plans and strategies:
MEMP sub plans
Municipal (Council plans and strategies):
Other relevant plans and strategies:
Operational guidelines and documents
The maintenance responsibility of all Council related sub-plans, operations plans, strategies, and standard operating procedures that support the Municipal Emergency Management Plan rest with the relevant author.
An edited version of this plan , omitting all contact names, numbers and confidential information, is available on the Colac Otway Shire Council website www.colacotway.vic.gov.au, the Municipal Library and the State Library of Victoria.
Recipients of the plan are advised that names and contact numbers contained within will be used only for essential emergency management purposes and will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000. This extends to other parts of the plan where names and contact numbers are provided. The public version shown on Council’s website will have all names and contact numbers removed
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