Emergency management planning
Every local council in Victoria must have an emergency plan. In Campaspe, this plan has been developed by the Emergency Management Planning Committee with the support of the:
- State Emergency Service (SES)
- Victoria Police
- Country Fire Authority (CFA)
- Department of Health and Human Services.
Council doesn’t respond directly to any emergency. That’s the job of emergency services such as the police, SES and CFA. Council’s role is to support these services so they can focus on dealing with the emergency. For example, council could provide an Emergency Relief Centre when directed.
Council's emergency plan - Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) - outlines ways we can prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies. The MEMP is audited by the Victoria State Emergency Service every three years. Emergency service agencies have copies of the plan, which are also available at Campaspe’s libraries. You can access the MEMP below, as well as a number of sub-plans for specific types of emergencies.
Emergency planning documents
Municipal Emergency Management Plan(PDF, 4MB)
Municipal Fire Management Plan(PDF, 8MB)
Emergency Animal Welfare Plan(PDF, 434KB)
Flood Emergency Plan(PDF, 7MB)
Influenza Pandemic Plan(PDF, 786KB)
Mass Vaccination Plan(PDF, 393KB)
Municipal Heatwave Plan(PDF, 2MB)
Helpful resources for people with disabilities
Council staff worked with the Echuca Specialist School, Country Fire Authority and the Victorian Department of Education and Training to develop a number of booklets to help people with disabilities.
Being prepared for bushfire(PDF, 2MB)
Being prepared for grassfire(PDF, 1MB)
Being prepared for storm(PDF, 6MB)
Being prepared for flood(PDF, 7MB)
Being prepared for extreme heat(PDF, 654KB)
Neighbourhood safer places
A Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) is a place of last resort when all other bushfire plans have failed. They are locations that may provide some protection from direct flame and radiant heat, but they do not guarantee safety.
A NSP is not an alternative to planning to leave early or stay and defend your property, they are a place of last resort if all other fire plans have failed. They are an existing location and not a purpose built, fire proof structure.
In Campaspe, the Neighbourhood Safer Place is the Echuca South Recreation Reserve oval, High Street, Echuca.