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Emergency Management

The Northern Rivers Local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) has been prepared and issued by the The Northern Rivers Local Emergency Management Committee – NR LEMC in accordance with Section 29(1) of the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act, 1989, as amended.

Richmond Valley LGA is located on the Far North Coast of NSW and shares its boundaries with the Ballina, Lismore, Kyogle & Clarence Valley Local Government Areas. The area’s urban population predominates in Casino Township and in the coastal Villages of Evans Head, Woodburn and Broadwater/Rileys Hill on the Pacific Highway and in Coraki upstream of Woodburn on the Richmond River.

The EMPLAN has been drafted with the assistance of neighbouring Council’s Lismore and Kyogle and combat agencies (NSW Rural Fire Service, SES, NSW Police etc) and Richmond Valley Council.  The Northern Rivers Local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) was endorsed by the Regional Emergency Management Committee in 2017. The EMPLAN covers key actions and processes which have to be followed in the event of an emergency, these being:

  • Roles and responsibilities of combat agencies;
  • Prevention and mitigation in relation to sources of risk;
  • Preparation for an emergency event;
  • Control and coordination during an emergency event;
  • Response arrangements in an emergency event; and
  • Recovery arrangements during and after an emergency event.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the information contained in the EMPLAN, it is not available to the general public.


Emergency service workers information

For the convenience of volunteers and emergency workers, the below list of links has valuable training resources.

  • Emergency training courses listed by the Ministry for Emergency Services including emergency management, emergency risk management and managing evacuations
  • Emergency policies held by the Ministry for Emergency Services including State Rescue Policy and Flood Rescue Policy
  • NSW Rural Fire Service training resources

Additional information

To find out how you can be prepared for storm and bushfires, visit the Storm and Bushfire Season page.

For the information on bushfire risk management click here.

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