Emergency management is serious business. It's about protecting the lives and livelihoods of our community in the unfortunate event of an emergency in the Queenscliffe municipality.
A number of plans have been developed to guide Council in responding to and recovering from emergencies. We've developed these in conjunction with other emergency service providers to ensure a coordinated approach.
You can also help play your part in emergency management through the following simple tasks:
The Borough of Queenscliffe Municipal Emergency Management Plan(PDF, 3MB) (also known as the MEMPlan) has been produced pursuant to Section 20 of the Emergency Management Act 1986.
This plan addresses the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Borough. It is the result of the cooperative efforts of the municipal emergency management planning committee and assistance from Victoria State Emergency Service Geelong Regional Headquarters, and recognises the previous planning activities of the municipal area.
For any enquiries about the MEMPlan, please contact Council.
There are a number of actions you can take to ensure you and your family are prepared in the event of an emergency. Some actions you can take include:
Council has conducted a Community Emergency Risk Assessment (CERA) to consider which emergencies may occur in the Borough, and rate them as being either medium, high or extreme. Risk treatments have been developed to reduce either the likelihood or consequence of each of these risks.
Council maintains a Heatwave Plan for the safety and welfare of our community. Our community is particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, given that a large proportion of the population is aged 65 years and older.
The Borough of Queenscliffe Heatwave Plan(PDF, 677KB) aims to reduce heatwave associated risks within the Borough of Queenscliffe municipality by:
Visit Council's dedicated COVID-19 page for updates on the pandemic.
For live, up-to-the-minute incident advice from across the state, visit the Vic Emergency website or call their hotline on 1800 226 226. You can also download the Vic Emergency Apple App Store app or Google Play Store app for updates.