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Emergency management - all hazards, all agencies working as one

The Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan 2015-18 supports the vision of safer and more resilient communities through a coordinated approach to reduce the likelihood, effect and consequences of emergencies on Victorian communities.

It is the overarching plan that will guide all-hazard, all-agency reform for the next three years and give the community confidence that progress will be made.

Priorities for action include enhancing the capability and capacity of local governments to meet their obligations in the management of emergencies and defining roles and responsibilities across all tiers of emergency management.

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) was established in July 2014 and plays a key role in implementing the Victorian Government's emergency management reform agenda.

Priorities for action include enhancing the capability and capacity of local governments to meet their obligations in the management of emergencies and defining roles and responsibilities across all tiers of emergency management.

The Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan 2015-18 supports the vision of safer and more resilient communities through a coordinated approach to reduce the likelihood, effect and consequences of emergencies on Victorian communities. It is the overarching plan that will guide all-hazard, all-agency reform for the next three years and give the community confidence that progress will be made.

In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), with the support of the Commonwealth Government, has commenced the Community Services Natural Disaster Resilience Program. The aim of the program is to help service providers plan for natural disasters, including building resilience and ensuring continued service delivery and client support in emergency situations.

Resilience is important to ensure continuous provision of services during emergencies and to support the community to recover from these events. The program provides a team of facilitators to work one-on-one, in place, with community sector organisations and local governments to develop resilience plans.

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Yarra Ranges Council: climate change and emergency management

Yarra Ranges Council staff share their insights into climate change and the connection with emergency management within their municipality.

Local government and emergency management

Brett Ellis, Manager - Risk, Emergency and Community Safety at Yarra Ranges Council outlines five tips for councils and their emergency management preparations.