Huon Valley Council, Tasmania
Huon Valley Council, Tasmania

Huon Valley Emergency Risk Management Project

Safer Sustainable CommunitiesIn 2001 Council applied for a grant under the Commonwealth Government's Emergency Management Projects Program to enable an 'all risks' emergency management study to be undertaken for the Huon Valley. The application submitted that it was not only natural disaster that required consideration but a range of other hazards also impact on the wellbeing of the community.

The funding application was subsequently approved and the Huon Valley Emergency Risk Management Project Working Group under the Chairmanship of firstly Councillor Heron and then Councillor Paul (due to portfolio changes) was established. The Group comprised of representatives from:

Council's Youth Services
Huon Schools (State and Private)
Tasmania Fire Service
Parks and Wildlife Service
Forestry Tasmania
Department of Health and Human Services
State Emergency Service
Tasmania Police

The project was undertaken using the Nationally adopted "Emergency Risk Management Guidelines" that involves five stages:

Stage 1 - Establish the Context
Stage 2 - Identify risks
Stage 3 - Analyse risks
Stage 4 - Evaluate risks
Stage 5 - Treat risks

The report was formally table to Council at the June 2004 meeting with Council resolving to:

  • That Council undertake, through the Huon Valley Emergency Management Planning Committee, the ongoing review of the "Huon Valley Emergency Risk Management Program" report.
  • That Council undertake a review of the Huon Valley Emergency Management Plan within the 2004/05 financial year.
  • That Council workshop the recommendations contained within the Huon Valley Emergency Risk Management Program report.

Click here for the Executive Summary - The Huon Valley Emergency Risk Management Program

 

Whilst the Huon Valley project was being undertaken, the Tasmania State Government through State Emergency Service was undertaking the "Tasmanian Emergency Risk Management Project" in conjunction with Local Government. This report provides an overview of some of the hazards that impact on the Tasmanian community.

Click here for "Tasmanian Emergency Risk Management Project" report

 

 

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