4.5 Preparedness

Preparedness for emergencies includes a range of activities that require the allocation of resources (human and financial) and the support of agencies to ensure a coordinated and well planned approach.

Preparedness takes many forms, including planning, training, exercising, purchase of infrastructure and the development and implementation of programs. Whilst much of this work is integrated within the everyday business and activities of Council and agencies, community preparedness is an important component.

Colac Otway Shire, and key agencies develop and implement a range of plans and initiatives that ensure they, and the community are appropriately prepared for emergencies. The following are examples of plans and activities developed and implemented by Council and other agencies:

  • Exercises and training.
  • Community Information Guides .
  • Municipal Relief and Recovery Plan.
  • Municipal Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan (MNSPP).

4.4 Prevention

4.6 Community Education