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Emergencies can occur within communities as a result of the impact of a wide variety of hazards, such as bushfire, flood, earthquake etc. To minimise the consequences of emergencies it is necessary for a responsible authority to have in place an emergency management structure and set of arrangements designed to assist the community to prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Clarence Valley Council has a statutory obligation through the establishment of a Local Emergency Management Committee to carry out emergency management as the responsible authority for the Clarence Valley. For more information about local emergency arrangements click here.
To prepare the community for disasters this committee is responsible for an all agencies comprehensive approach to emergency planning in the Clarence Valley local government area. Emergency Services and agencies having functional responsibilities are members of the Committee.
Local Emergency Management Officer
For general enquiries your Local Emergency Management Officer (LEMO) is:
Ashleigh Gibbins 026643 0808
Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) are sites that can provide a higher level of protection from immediate life-threatening effects of a bushfire. The Rural Fire Service states that NSPs are places to be used in an absolute emergency and still entail some risk, both in moving to them and while sheltering in them. While they are not to be considered completely safe, they may afford some protection from radiant heat.
NSW Bush Fire Neighbourhood Safer Places (372.91kb)
A full listing of NSPs in the Clarence Valley Council LGA is available on the Rural Fire Service website.