MEMPC Expression of Interest

Submissions closing on 30 June 2024, 12:00 PM

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Do you want to be involved in helping our local area to prepare for emergencies?

Do you have a passion about planning for and protecting your community?

The Corangamite Shire Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC) is seeking expressions of interest for two volunteer community members to become a part of the committee.   

Role of the MEMPC

The MEMPC is a multi-agency committee that plans for emergencies in the Corangamite Shire municipality. This committee is established under the Emergency Management Act 2013.

The MEMPC prepares and maintains a Municipal Emergency Management Planwhich documents response and recovery arrangements for emergencies in the municipality. The MEMPC identifies and assesses emergency risks in the municipality and implements measures that reduce and manage these risks. The MEMPC also undertakes exercises to test the response and recovery arrangements.

It is not the MEMPC’s role to manage emergencies. This is the responsibility of agencies identified under state, regional and local emergency plans.

Composition of the MEMPC

The members of our MEMPC include:

  • Corangamite Shire Council (chair and secretariat support)
  • VicPol
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Industry Reps
  • Red Cross
  • Victoria State Emergency Service
  • Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Emergency Recovery Victoria
  • Southwest Health Care
  • Department of Families & Fairness and Housing
  • Wannon Water
  • Department of Education & Training
  • Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR; EcoDev)
  • Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority
  • Parks Victoria
  • Council of Churches (Emergency Ministries)
  • Community Representatives

MEMPC Meetings

The MEMPC meets a minimum of four times a year. Additional meetings are held as required.

Meetings are generally held in Camperdown or online (MS Teams) and during business hours.

Community representative role

As the community representative, your role would include:

  • representing the views of the broader community in emergency management planning 
  • attending quarterly MEMPC meetings
  • identifying and assessing emergency related risks, such as flood, fire, pandemic, and heat waves alongside the MEMPC
  • Working with the MEMPC in developing measures that reduce and manage the identified risks
  • Working with the MEMPC in preparing response and recovery plans for the municipality
  • participating in emergency planning exercises.

You would need to be prepared to attend at least 4 meetings each year. This is a volunteer role, however you will be reimbursed for travel to and from each meeting in Camperdown.

Locals who are passionate about their community and want to be involved in the development and implementation of strategies to ensure community safety during emergency events, are encouraged to apply.

The ideal applicant will have strong community links and be able to represent the broader community on emergency management issues. An understanding of emergency management arrangements or risk management is desirable but not essential.

Being an active member or employee of an emergency management agency does not preclude application, however it is important to be aware that you would be representing the broader interests of the community rather than an agency.

 

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the form below by 11.59 pm Sunday 30 June, 2024.

For more information on the MEMPC and community representative role please contact Kate Felsovary on 5593 7100.