Council plays an important role in assisting the community during and after an emergency situation. This role includes working with Emergency Services during the emergency and then the community during the recovery process.
Emergency Services are the lead agency and should be the first point of call during an emergency.
Tasmanian Fire Service
- Hazardous materials-chemicals
- Are You Ready? Bushfire: Prepare, Act, Survive
- Bushfire Survival Plans
- Community Bushfire Protection Plans (Blackstone Heights & Hadspen)
- Home Fire Safety
- Bushfire Safety
- Commuity Protection Plans
- Road Closures (see Police website under "Alerts")
- Transport crash
- Flood dams
- Infrastructure failure (buildings)
- Intentional violence
(Department of Health & Human Services)
- Public health emergency
- Influenza pandemic
- Water supply contamination
DPaC (Department of Premier and Cabinet)
- Bushfire recovery information
- Financial grant information for people affected by bushfires
DIER Roads and Traffic Division
- Infrastructure failure (roads and bridges)
Council provides assistance during the recovery process that starts as soon as the Emergency commences. Council can be contacted on 0409 547 797 or 0418 507 113.
The Council manages its Emergency Management and Community Recovery support through the Municipal Emergency Management and Recovery Committee (MEMRC). The role of the committee is to undertake planning and training, prepare and develop resilience within the community, and work with other committees and organisations within the Northern Region.
The current members of the Municipal Emergency Management and Community Recovery (MEMCR) committee are:
- Ted Ross - Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator
- Patrick Gambles - Municipal Community Recovery Coordinator
- Dennis Hampton - Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
- Lester Jones - DHHS Deloraine
- Annette Barrett - DHHS Westbury
- Deborah White - Meander Valley Councillor
- Andrew Connor - Meander Valley Councillor
- Howard Colvin - Red Cross
- Inspector John Ward - Deloraine Police
- Vicki Jordan - Meander Valley Community Recovery
- Beth Williams - Executive Officer
Valley Safe - Meander Valley Community Safety Plan
Council and community stakeholders have developed a framework to help advance safety across the municipality. It is called "VALLEY SAFE Meander Valley Community Safety Plan 2011-14" - click here to view VALLEY SAFE
There are opportunities for volunteers to contribute to community recovery and community safety within Meander Valley by joining established interest groups or undertaking subsidised training. Further information is available from Council's Community Development Officer on 6393 5300.