The Nambucca Valley 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 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 reviewed and adopted on 17 May 2021. A review process is undertaken every 3 years. Please note that Pages 16- 36 contain Restricted Operational Information and therefore not available for publication. Should you have any queries relating to the EMPLAN please contact the Acting Assistant General Manager Engineering Services, Mr Daniel Walsh on (02) 6568 0259.
Sub Plans - are action plans for specific hazards.
Download the Nambucca Local Flood Sub-Plan here
Supporting and Associated Plans - identify and coordinate resources available from an agency.
Regional Plans - Should an agency not have sufficient resources to handle the scale of an emergency, the EMPLAN may be implemented.