New Local Disaster Management Plan endorsed
27 November 2019
Fraser Coast Regional Council has endorsed a new Local Disaster Management Plan.
Local Disaster Management Group Chairman Councillor Rolf Light said the plan detailed specific strategies for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from a disaster.
“The plan is reviewed and updated regularly to take into consideration changes in population, infrastructure and best practice,” Cr Light said.
“The new plan has been re-formatted to be similar to the new State Disaster Management Plan.
“It introduces checklists and action plans which makes it easier to navigate and understand for people with limited disaster management experience.
“Several sub-plans have been re-written or merged to reflect changes to national and state guidelines and outline the lead agency’s responsibilities.
“The aim is to ensure we have a co-ordinated and effective system for disaster management on the Fraser Coast.”
Cr Light said Council and emergency services across the Fraser Coast had been putting the finishing touches to their emergency action plans in readiness for the approaching storm and cyclone season.
“We are prepared and we urge residents to be prepared. The better you prepare the more quickly you can bounce back,” Cr Light said.
For tips on how to prepare for natural disasters or to view the new Disaster Management Plan click here