Council plays a major role in managing the impacts that occur during a disaster. Council are the coordination centre for local emergency and support services, working together with different agencies to ensure information and works carried out link together and run efficiently.
Council is committed to ensuring our region is prepared for any disaster. This is achieved through the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and by delivering the Maranoa Regional Council Local Disaster Management Plan. Council, with the support of the LDMG, puts into place mitigation, preparation, response and recovery strategies and arrangements.
Local Disaster Management Group
The Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) operates at a local level involving all major stakeholders and organisations such as Council, Emergency Management Queensland, Queensland Police Service and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. The LDMG is responsible for the planning, organisation, coordination and implementation of all measures to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters within the Maranoa region.
Local Disaster Coordination Centre
The Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) is an interactive multi-agency coordination centre used for complex emergency and disaster events. The LDCC acts as a centre for acquiring and deploying support resources, managing information collection and dissemination, developing intelligence and strategic plans for the local capabilities and maintaining an overall record of the event.
Council also provides support to the community before, during and after disasters in the following ways:
Liaison with Emergency Management Queensland to alert public of emergent/disaster event
Community media alerts
Signposting, barricading and road maintenance
Provision of sand bags.
Provision of manpower and equipment as necessary
Restrict movement of unauthorised vehicles until arrival of police
Assistance by health staff with animal control
Set up and staffing of Local Disaster Coordination Centre
Protection, maintenance and restoration of water and sewerage services
Clearance of debris
Maintenance of drainage systems
Preservation of public health and hygiene
Protection, restoration and maintenance of utility services