Disaster preparedness is a priority for Strathbogie

Flood risk: Violet town and Euroa were selected very early as beneficiaries of the Local Emergency Action Plans Photo by Ray Sizer

Community representatives are encouraged to apply for Strathbogie Shire Council’s LEAP into Resilience disaster preparedness programme.

Local Emergency Action Plans (LEAPs) will be created for five communities in Strathbogie as part of the “Leap into Resilience” project.

The plans would identify risks to help communities understand the impact of natural disasters on their towns.

A dedicated officer would oversee the program in the five communities for the next three years.

Violet Town and Euroa have already been selected as two of the five communities due to their known flood risk.

The council will collaborate and share its expertise with the councils of Mansfield and Murrindindi Shire.

Strathbogie Mayor Laura Binks said the project was important because of the effects of climate change.

“This is a chance for our communities to have a say in the development of planning, response and recovery strategies following an emergency,” said Cr Binks.

E-mail expressions of interest for participation in [email protected] before September 30.