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Buloke Shire has a statutory obligation, under the Emergency Management Act 1986 (Victoria) and the Emergency Management Act 2013 (Victoria), to plan for the best use of municipal resources in the prevention of, response to, and recovery from municipal emergencies. Typical emergencies may include storms and localised flash and riverine flooding, motor vehicle accidents, toxic spills, bushfire and fire damage to private and commercial properties.

Buloke Shire has a Municipal Emergency Management Plan that documents the requirements and procedures for emergency operations within the municipality. The aim of the Plan is to ensure an effective and coordinated response to minimise the effects of an emergency situation and to enable the community to recover from that emergency.  

The Municipal Emergency Management Plan has undergone a major review, was adopted by Council (October 2014) and audited by the Victoria State Emergency Service (December 2014) as compliant, meeting all legislative requirements.

Sub-plans to the Municipal Emergency Management Plan include:

  • Municipal Flood Emergency Plan (adopted March 2015)
  • Municipal Fire Management Plan (adopted August 2012, currently under review)
  • Influenza Pandemic Plan (adopted July 2010, currently under review)
  • Heat Wave Response Plan (adopted November 2009, currently under review)

The Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee and sub-committees are responsible for undertaking annual reviews of the plans to ensure they are kept up to date with any changes for amendments that are required.

Municipal Emergency Management Plan

Municipal Blue Green Algae Management Plan