This Plan concentrates on the natural hazards which may affect the Upper Hunter Shire Council area. Whilst acknowledging that technological and biological hazards may also impact in the Upper Hunter Shire Council area, these risks are outside the scope of this report.
For the identified hazards, the possible risks were analysed and appropriate risk statements developed. Each risk was tested against the proposition "if and when this problem impacts on people, property, animals and/or the environment, would it have the potential to require a significant and coordinated multi agency response". Risk treatment plans were developed for the risks with a positive outcome when tested against the proposition. The risks reflect the communities concerns while the risk treatment plans incorporate the community's expectations by identifying appropriate risk reduction and risk management strategies including the prevention, preparedness and response phases of Emergency Management. The LEMC must monitor the ongoing progress of the agencies in implementing the risk treatment plans.
Natural hazards identified in this Plan include:
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Emergency Risk Management Plan - Natural Hazards (PDF - 2891.43KB)
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.