Disaster Management

Despite its almost idyllic lifestyle, the Tablelands region is vulnerable to natural and non-natural hazards that have the potential to create disaster events. Make sure you are ready! By being prepared and informed you can significantly reduce the impacts of disasters to you, your family and your property.

The Emergency Management Dashboard provides up-to-date information on road closures, power outages, evacuation centres and links to key sites.

To ensure an effective and efficient response to, and recovery from, a disaster event it is important to have coordinated disaster management arrangements at all levels of government.

We have a Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) that addresses disaster mitigation (via risk reduction), preparedness, response and recovery, and ensures regular training and exercises are undertaken.

When an event occurs, the LDMG will establish a Local Disaster Coordination Centre and has primary responsibility for coordinating the management of the community response.

The Tablelands Local Disaster Management Plan, created in association with the LDMG, details the disaster management arrangements for the area, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of the various agencies involved in disaster management.

Everybody is a part of the disaster management arrangements in Queensland — do you know your role?