All communities can fall victim to disasters or emergency situations, both natural and man-made.
But together with our 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.
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:
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.
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