Project number: 2002-652
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $10,000.00
Principal Investigator: Anthony Forster
Organisation: Agriculture Victoria
Project start/end date: 23 Oct 2002 - 9 Feb 2004
Contact:
FRDC

Need

AQUAVETPLAN and its associated manuals, and in particular the AQUAVETPLAN Control Centres Management Manual (CCMM), provide a necessary framework for the development of a Victorian management/operational manual which will meet the State's emergency management planning needs in relation to aquatic animal diseases. As with CCMM itself, such a manual is needed to 'describe the roles of personnel in the initial stages of activation of a … disease emergency … and then describe the development and management of disease control centres at infected areas' (CCMM 2001, Preface). The proposed manual, while using the CCMM framework, will not duplicate that publication as the arrangements established must have application within the Victorian emergency management context (B2 above) as well as conform to the national arrangements for Commonwealth/State/Territory communication, liaison and coordination in aquatic animal disease emergencies.
The need is for a publication which takes the broad, 'whole of government' approach to aquatic animal disease management required under both Commonwealth and Victorian arrangements but which is potentially adaptable to the needs of other States and Territories. The publication should also be in a form and style which allows for simplicity and ease of use in awareness, training and simulation activities.
NRE has requested the development of a publication which addresses the above and actively supports the proposal. NRE proposed the development of the publication as a priority to the ABG and the sub-committee of the FHMC who approved the propos

Objectives

1. To improve awareness and ownership of the Victoria's aquatic animal disease planning and management arrangements among participants, in both the public and private sectors, through development, testing and production of an appropriate derivation of the AQUAVETPLAN Control Centres Management Manual
2. To ensure conformity to the current 'whole of government' approach to public safety risk management and consistency with the Victoria's emergency management legislation and arrangements.
3. To establish and gain participant commitment to practical systems and arrangements for planning for and managing aquatic animal disease emergencies.
4. To develop systems and arrangements which are potentially adaptable to the needs of other jurisdictions.
5. To facilitate effective communication and information management in aquatic animal disease emergency operations.
6. To ensure suitability of the product for use in related awareness, training and simulation activities.
7. To identify any inconsistencies and or gaps in the existing AQUAVETPLAN control centres management Manual as they relate to the Victorian situation.

Final report

ISBN: 1-74146-005-0
Author: Anthony Forster
Final Report • 2003-12-15 • 1.37 MB
2002-652-DLD.pdf

Summary

AQUAVETPLAN and its associated manuals, and in particular the ‘AQUAVETPLAN Control Centres Management Manual’ provide the necessary framework for the development of a Victorian management/operational manual that would meet the planning needs in relation to aquatic animal diseases. The Victorian Department of Primary Industries identified the adaptation of the ‘AQUAVETPLAN Control Centres Management Manual’ as a priority. The Victorian adaptation of the ‘AQUAVETPLAN Control Centres Management Manual’ was undertaken within the context of the State’s legislative and administrative arrangements for the management of emergencies. The ‘State Emergency Response Plan’ is formally integrated into the Victorian Emergency Management Arrangements and formally designates DPI as the control agency in respect to animal emergencies (including aquatic animals).

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