Kingborough is subject to the onset of natural disasters such as fire, flood and storm damage, public health issues such as flu pandemics and food contamination, exotic animal diseases that impacts on the livestock and/or our native fauna and environmental influences such as sea rise and erosion of the coastline.
Council has an important role to play in the management of the risks that our community faces so that the impact of any disaster is minimised or where possible mitigated.
Council's Emergency Management Planning Committee (established in accordance with the Emergency Service Act 2006) developed the 2011 Kingborough Emergency Management Plan that outlines the risks the community may face and the response that Council will provide both during and post-event (recovery phase). The plan forms part of the Southern Regional Plan that links to the State Emergency Management Plan.
The Kingborough Emergency Management Plan is automatically activated upon the declaration of a State of Emergency when an incident arise which threatens public safety and is outside the control cababilty of a single organisation. Further information on emergency management is available from the State Emergency Services (SES).
Information on the State Emergency Services Tasmanian Emergency Management Plan.
Information on Kingborough Council's Kingborough Emergency Management Plan.