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Disaster management & Flood mitigation

All communities can fall victim to disasters or emergency situations, both natural and man-made.

But, together with our  Local Disaster Management Plan, there are a number of simple, practical steps everyone can take to minimise the threat of these events to people, animals and property.

For all information regarding flood mitigation in the Central Highlands please visit www.myfloodinfo.com.au

  • Disaster Management Plan

    Council has prepared a Local Disaster Management Plan to guide our actions in the event of an emergency or disaster, in accordance with the Queensland Disaster Management Act 2003.

    This plan helps to coordinate and direct the Local Disaster Management Group to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency situation using available resources.

    This could mean and include:

    • flood
    • severe storms
    • flash flooding
    • major traffic accident
    • fire
    • public Health
    • heatwaves
    • hazardous substance incidents
  • Local Disaster Management Group

    The Central Highlands have an overarching Local Disaster Management Group, chaired by the mayor. The group comprises of representatives from council, state government, emergency services, major stakeholders and community organisations.

    The group meets every three months and is supported by four satellite groups based in Emerald, Capella, Blackwater and Springsure.

  • Resupplying isolated communities and properties

    This brochure details how council works with the state government to deliver essential supplies to isolated communities and properties in the event of a disaster.

  • Preparing for an emergency

    Every household should have an emergency plan and emergency kit. For tips on how to prepare for extreme weather events or an emergency visit the Queensland Government resident’s guide.

  • Central Highlands flood mapping

    Past major flood events have had devastating effects on many of us throughout the Central Highlands and continue to pose a significant threat, especially throughout the summer months.

    We will continue to improve the community’s flood resilience and has implemented a number of initiatives and works in order to mitigate the effects of future flood events and their associated risks.

    In the Flood Mapping Portal, we have mapped the extent of Emerald’s 2008 and 2010 flood events with the ability to view your own property relative to these on our flood mapping portal.

    The layers contained in the interactive map were recorded as a part of the Central Highlands Flood Recovery Program to document the size and scope of past flood events, enabling relevant authorities to review flood models, infrastructure impacts and prepare for future flood events.

    To find out more about the layers please click on the icon within the mapping portal.

    Click here to access the portal

    For assistance with the portal, please contact our GIS (mapping) team on 1300 242 686 during business hours.

Council has prepared a Local Disaster Management Plan to guide our actions in the event of an emergency or disaster, in accordance with the Queensland Disaster Management Act 2003.

This plan helps to coordinate and direct the Local Disaster Management Group to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency situation using available resources.

This could mean and include:

  • flood
  • severe storms
  • flash flooding
  • major traffic accident
  • fire
  • public Health
  • heatwaves
  • hazardous substance incidents

The Central Highlands have an overarching Local Disaster Management Group, chaired by the mayor. The group comprises of representatives from council, state government, emergency services, major stakeholders and community organisations.

The group meets every three months and is supported by four satellite groups based in Emerald, Capella, Blackwater and Springsure.

This brochure details how council works with the state government to deliver essential supplies to isolated communities and properties in the event of a disaster.

Every household should have an emergency plan and emergency kit. For tips on how to prepare for extreme weather events or an emergency visit the Queensland Government resident’s guide.

Past major flood events have had devastating effects on many of us throughout the Central Highlands and continue to pose a significant threat, especially throughout the summer months.

We will continue to improve the community’s flood resilience and has implemented a number of initiatives and works in order to mitigate the effects of future flood events and their associated risks.

In the Flood Mapping Portal, we have mapped the extent of Emerald’s 2008 and 2010 flood events with the ability to view your own property relative to these on our flood mapping portal.

The layers contained in the interactive map were recorded as a part of the Central Highlands Flood Recovery Program to document the size and scope of past flood events, enabling relevant authorities to review flood models, infrastructure impacts and prepare for future flood events.

To find out more about the layers please click on the icon within the mapping portal.

Click here to access the portal

For assistance with the portal, please contact our GIS (mapping) team on 1300 242 686 during business hours.

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