3.11 PlanningAcross Boundaries

Planning for both response and recovery at the regional level is required because many emergencies traverse municipal boundaries, and because many services provided by State government agencies are administered and delivered at a regional level.

At a local level, communication of identified risks across municipal boundaries takes place through provision of MEMP plans to municipalities that border Colac Otway Shire. Every opportunity is taken to include neighbouring councils in fire management planning and relief and recovery training and exercising. Contact is also made if new risks are identified that may impact them.

Neighbouring Councils

Surf Coast Shire 5236 0600 www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au

Corangamite Shire 5593 7100 www.corangamite.vic.gov.au

Golden Plains Shire 5220 7111 www.goldenplains.vic.gov.au

3.10 Maintenance Review and Testing of the Plan