The MEMPC, established under Section 21 (3) and (4) of the Emergency Management Act 1986, operates strategically to ensure comprehensive, collaborative and integrated planning occurs. With a focus on preparedness and resilience, municipal planning applies risk-based analysis to mitigate or reduce the consequences of emergencies on the built, economic, social and natural environments and improve community outcomes.
The MEMPC is the peak planning body for emergency management within the municipal district. It is the forum for government and non-government agencies to develop policies, procedures, strategies and frameworks to support coordinated emergency management planning for the municipality.
The MEMPC membership includes representatives from:
- Ambulance Victoria
- Australian Red Cross
- Country Fire Authority
- Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
- Fire Rescue Victoria
- Nillumbik Shire Council - Emergency Management Lead | Municipal Emergency Management Officer (MEMO)
- Nillumbik Shire Council - Municipal Recovery Manager (MRM)
- Plenty Valley FM
- Services Australia
- Salvation Army
- Victoria Police - Municipal Emergency Response Coordinator (MERC)
- Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry
- Victoria State Emergency Service
The MEMPC is chaired by Nillumbik Shire Council’s Emergency Management Lead. The Deputy Chair appointed by the committee on 30 June 2021 is the MERC (S/Sgt Eltham Police).