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One-on-one support for emergency planning

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Council is partnering with CFA and Red Cross to host a series of informal drop-in sessions for community members to discuss their emergency preparedness plans.

The drop-in sessions offer free one-on-one support to Nillumbik residents to create an emergency plan.

Running at various locations and times across the Shire, the sessions are designed to improve access to resources and advice for people throughout the Shire.

People with disability, older people and paid or unpaid carers are also encouraged to attend one of the sessions to talk to CFA and Red Cross representatives as well as Council’s Emergency Management and Environment Officers about planning for emergencies such as storms, power outages, bushfires and heatwaves.

Nillumbik Mayor Frances Eyre said Nillumbik has seen floods, fires and storms and the sessions would make it easier and more convenient for people to discuss their personal emergency plans.

“Every Nillumbik resident prepares for emergencies in different ways and these sessions will cater to that,” Cr Eyre said.

“It is important for everyone in the community to prepare for different types of emergencies to minimise risk to life and property. We encourage Nillumbik residents to share the details of these sessions with neighbours and friends who may benefit from one-on-one support”.

No booking is required, just drop in for a free cuppa and chat with experts about your emergency plan.

For more information contact emergency.management@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or call our Emergency Management team on 9433 3160.

Session dates:

Thursday 21 July, 10am – 1pm
St Andrews Community Centre
35 Caledonia Street, St Andrews

Tuesday 16 August, 12.15pm – 3.15pm
Eltham Library Community Room
Panther Place, Eltham

Monday 19 September, 2pm – 5pm
Hurstbridge Community Hub
50 Graysharps Road, Hurstbridge

Wednesday 26 October, 9am – 12pm
Smiths Gully General Store
914 Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road, Smiths Gully

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