The Wimmera Emergency Management Team (WEMT) was created as a result of the Wimmera Emergency Resourses Sharing Program (WEMRSP) partnership agreement between Horsham Rural City Council, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack Shire Councils.
The team is responsible for supporting each Council in meeting their emergency management obligations under various legislation, policy and guidelines. This is done through research, investigation and support that ensures each Council is current and has a standard approach.
The program enables collaboration and resource sharing between Councils and support to emergency service agencies in an emergency. The team is funded by each Council's allocation from the State Government Municipal Emergency Resource Program (MERP), co-contributions and other funding sources.
The WEMT is an excellent example of Council collaboration and resource sharing that provides effective emergency management to their communities.