Central Highlands Regional Council acts proactively to reduce the impacts of disaster events such as floods, bushfires, chemical spills, and other hazards.
The Disaster Management Act 2003 sets out the responsibilities of local government authorities during disasters.
The Central Highlands Regional Council has an overarching Local Disaster Management Group to manage and coordinate the resources and activities required to assist the community respond to and recover from disasters. This Group is chaired by the Mayor.
The Local Disaster Management Group is supported by four satellite groups based in Emerald, Capella, Blackwater and Springsure.
Council has prepared a Disaster Management Plan and Operational Plans to guide their actions in the event of a disaster, which cover the following disaster phases: -
Central Highlands Regional Council also employs an Emergency Management Coordinator to assist in the coordination of planning, community education, staff training and disaster management. The Emergency Management Coordinator also provides support for the local SES/ESU units across the Central Highlands.
Resupplying Isolated Communities and Properties
For a copy of the brochure detailing how Council works with the State to deliver essential supplies to isolated communities and properties, please click here.
State Government Disaster and Emergency Info
The following website is a centralised online platform where Queenslanders can access vital information on natural disasters - www.qld.gov.au/emergency