The Colac Otway Shire MEMPC has been established pursuant to Sections 21(3).of the Emergency Management Act 1986 and the Emergency Management Act 2013.
The MEMPC is one component of a broader structure that enables appropriate planning, response and recovery activities and arrangements at local and regional levels, with sub-committees and working groups who are responsible for planning for fire management, flood management, and relief and recovery.
Figure 18 shows the MEMPC committee structure and the vertical and horizontal links to other committees.
It is not the MEMPCs role to manage emergencies. This is the responsibility of agencies and personnel identified under the Victorian State Response and Recovery Arrangements.
The MEMPC is required to prepare the Municipal Emergency Management Plan as per the Emergency Management Act 1986 and the Emergency Management Act 2013. The ongoing role of the committee is to:
The MEMPC does not have a direct role in the management of emergencies. The MEMPC is chaired by the Municipal Emergency Manager and the Executive Officer role is undertaken by Councils Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator.
Terms of reference for the committee have been developed and are provided at Appendix 6 MEMPC Terms of Reference
The membership of the MEMPC consists of representatives of the following organisations:
Representatives of other organisations may be co-opted to the MEMPC as required:
The MEMPC contact list is updated quarterly post MEMPC meetings by the Executive Officer of the MEMPC. Contact details are included in Appendix 3 Municipal Emergency Planning Committee Members
Figure 18 - Colac Otway Shire Emergency Management Committee Structure
The MEMPC has determined that the committee shall meet at least four times each year. The meetings are held on the third Thursday in February, May, August and November of each year at Colac Otway Performing Arts Cultural Centre (COPACC), Rae Street, Colac.
Extraordinary meetings may be called by the MERO as required following a major emergency event, exercises, identification of a significant new risk, organisational change or legislative changes, EMMV reviews and or updates. A record of MEMPC meetings is provided at Appendix 7 Meeting and Training Log
3.4 Emergency Management Planning Process
3.6 MEMPC Specialist Sub-Committees