Local Government Disaster Management Plan
Because of our remote location and the seclusion of some parts of our shire, the Council’s Disaster Management group works according to Queensland legislation to develop a Disaster Management Plan.
Our Disaster Management Plan is designed to ensure the effective coordination of resources in the event of natural disasters occurring in the Wujal Wujal shire.
It includes our outline of strategies and priorities for the events most likely to happen in our region. The plan aims to:
- identify procedures to prevent risks
- prepare the community
- ensure the right response in the event of a disaster
- provide adequate assistance to affected communities to help recovery after an event.
Our current Local Government Disaster Management Plan is available below for download:
For further advice and current warnings about preparing for floods, storms, cyclones and bushfires, please visit the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au.
Read about our Recovery story of the Yalanji, Jalunji and Ngungkul people following the 2018 flood events and Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council's new Overview and Vision.
CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS
A podcast has been developed from the series: Land and Sea Cry Out which amplifies local knowledge and experience of climate changes. The series showcases Australian communities responding, planning, adapting, raising awareness and/or taking action to ready their places - themselves and their environments - for weather changes. This podcast is a collaboration between local councils and their communities, Griffith University researchers and funded by the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils Program, a partnership between Local Government Association of Queensland and the QLD Government Department of Environment and Science and will be available soon.
The attached poster has also been developed to accompany this podcast and is a pictorial representation of this podcast.
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Kerrie Foxwell-Norton on 0400040711 or via email at K.Foxwell@griffith.edu.au
Image credit: Darren Clark