Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC)
The Hills Shire is a beautiful, natural environment, however natural and man-made hazards are not uncommon. It is when nature is at its worst that our emergency service organisations are at their best.
The Local Emergency Management Committee is responsible for the preparation of plans in relation to the prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies in The Hills Shire Local Government Area.
Emergency management is not a choice for Local Government – it's a legislative requirement.
Neighbourhood Safer Places
The Hills Shire Council has also announced a list of Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) in the Shire - 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.
Locally sites include: Wisemans Ferry Park; South Maroota Community Centre; Maroota Public School; Les Shore Oval; Ellerman Park; Glenhaven Community Centre; The Hills Centenary Park; Bruce Purser Reserve; North Rocks Community Centre; Baulkham Hills Sports Club; Bernie Mullane Sporting Complex; George Thornton Reserve and Castle Hill Showground.
NSW Bush Fire Neighbourhood Safer Places (372.91kB)
A full listing of NSPs in The Hills Shire is available on the Rural Fire Service website (list heading - The Hills.)
Local Emergency Management Committee Charter
Charter LEMC April 2011 (35.80kB)
Local Emergency Management Committee Documents
Located below are some documents relating to the Local Emergency Management Committee which may be of information to residents of The Hills Shire.
The Hills Shire Local Disaster Plan (DISPLAN) (328.31kB)
The Hills Shire Local Flood Plan (2.89MB)
Minutes of Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) Meetings
Draft Minutes LEMC Meeting 4 March 2013 (224.00kB)
Minutes LEMC Meeting 5 Nov 2012 (1.50MB)
Minutes LEMC Meeting 2 July 2012 (194.08kB)
Minutes LEMC Meeting 7 November 2011 (144.30kB)
Minutes - LEMC Meeting 4 July 2011 (185.85kB)
Minutes - LEMC Meeting 7 March 2011 (192.22kB)
Minutes - LEMC Meeting 1 November 2010 (2.13MB)
Minutes - LEMC Meeting 12 July 2010 (127.66kB)
Minutes - LEMC Meeting 1 March 2010 (136.53kB)
Minutes - LEMC Meeting 2 March 2009 (62.36kB)
Minutes - LEMC Meeting 6 July 2009 (78.19kB)
Minutes - LEMC Meeting 2 November 2009 (85.47kB)
Annual Activity Reports
The Hills Shire Local Emergency Management Committee Activity Report for 2012 (146.20kB)
The Hills Shire Local Emergency Management Committee Activity Report for 2011 (148.20kB)
The Hills Shire Local Emergency Management Committee Activities Report for 2010 (184.48kB)
The Hills Shire Local Emergency Management Committee Activities Report for 2009 (140.28kB)
The Hills Shire Local Emergency Management Committee Activities Report for 2008 (151.47kB)