Nambucca Shire has a Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) constituted under the SERM Act. It is made up of representatives from:
The Committee, which is facilitated by Council, meets three times per year and is held at Council’s Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre, Kelly Close Macksville. The executive positions in the LEMC are:
The LEMC is responsible to the Regional Emergency Management Committee.
How does the LEMC carry out its responsibility?
The LEMC is responsible for the preparation of plans in relation to the prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergency in the Council area. Control and coordination of emergency response is to be conducted at the lowest effective level. EMPLAN (or EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANS) are prepared at State, Regional and Local level and record the Agreed Emergency Management Arrangements for the control and coordination of preparation, response and recovery from emergency situations. The EMPLAN identifies who is responsible for controlling particular hazards (called combat agencies), for example:
If a coordinated response is required for the situation, the EMPLAN may be activated, or to provide a response where there is no combat agency.
The EMPLAN was adopted on 30 March 2016 and a review process is undertaken every 3 years. Please note that Pages 15 - 29 contain Restricted Operational Information and therefore not available for publication. Should you have any queries relating to the EMPLAN please contact the Assistant General Manager Engineering Services, Mr Paul Gallagher on (02) 6568 0232. The EMPLAN is currently under review by the Nambucca LEMC and anticipated to be completed late November 2020.
Sub Plans - are action plans for specific hazards.
Supporting Plans - identify and coordinate resources available from an agency. Associated Plans -
Regional Plans - Should an agency not have sufficient resources to handle the scale of an emergency, the EMPLAN may be implemented.
Council Contact Numbers for After Hours Emergencies are located at the bottom of this page.
The Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) has identified the following NSPs for areas within the Nambucca Shire Local Government Area.