Councils role in Emergency Management

As the closest level of government to the community, Councils play a vital role in Victoria’s emergency management arrangements, in particular for the greater Sunraysia area.

What is Councils role?

Council has a number of key roles is emergency management:

  • Implement state initiated preventative strategies, such as planning and building codes, planning for floods, health risks and fire management;
  • Undertake local risk management and emergency planning;
  • Develop and implement community education and awareness programs, involving the community (where possible) in emergency management planning;
  • Incorporate risk reduction strategies into local safety programs;
  • Provide equipment support to emergency services agencies;
  • Manage and support community recovery programs, policies and strategies;
  • Manage community needs in all emergency management processes; and
  • Provide support and recovery assistance to those affected by emergencies in the community