The Emergency Management Act 2013 requires that a Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) be developed for each municipal district. The MEMP must detail the municipal level arrangements for the mitigation of, response to, and recovery from emergencies that may impact the local community. The MEMP also provides information on ways members of the community can support emergency management through their own preparedness.
The Casey MEMP is developed and maintained by the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC). The Emergency Management Act 2013 requires participation on the MEMPC from representatives of the City of Casey Council, Victoria Police, Country Fire Authority (CFA), Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV), Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES), Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), Ambulance Victoria and the Australian Red Cross.
The core members of the MEMPC have the authority to invite additional members. As of February 2023, additional members included representatives from the following:
- Agriculture Victoria (Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action)
- Department of Education
- Department of Health
- Emergency Recovery Victoria
- Forest Fire Management Victoria (Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action)
- Monash Health
- The Salvation Army
- Scentre Group Fountain Gate (Westfield Shopping Centre)
- St John Ambulance Australia (Vic) Inc
- Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry Ltd
- Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network
The MEMPC also resolved to invite community representation from the Casey Group Officer from Country Fire Authority and the Narre Warren Unit Controller from Victoria State Emergency Service. Both of these positions are held by local volunteers.
For more information
If you have any questions or feedback about emergency management planning, please email the Casey Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC) on [email protected]