The Gladstone Region is a beautiful place to live but there is a serious side to the Queensland summer with potential risks for natural disasters such as cyclones, bushfires and flooding.
Gladstone Regional Council plays a major role in managing the impacts of disasters within the community. Find information about disaster planning, preparation, response, recovery, RegionWatch and registering for the Early Warning Network (EWN).
Council is committed to educating residents about these natural dangers and recommends you view the Get Ready Queensland site.
Queensland’s Disaster Management System is based on internationally recognised concepts and principles. The system incorporates an “all agencies” approach that involves all levels of government, numerous organisations and agencies as well as the community.
Council is required under legislation to form a Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG). This group is comprised of representatives from several agencies including Council, Police, Emergency Services, Sate and Commonwealth Government, Industry and the community.
Gladstone Regional Council has a Local Disaster Management Plan (LDMP). This document provides guidance as to the approach to disaster management across the region and was developed in consultation with members of the Local Disaster Management Group consisting of representatives from Council, Police, Emergency Services and other agencies. The plan aims to minimise the effect of disasters and enable Council, Police, Emergency Services and other agencies involved in disaster management to respond appropriately to events as they arise. View Councils Local Disaster Management Plan.
The Local Disaster Coordination (LDCC) is established as a centre for each agency to operate and arrange logistics for their response and recovery. The LDCC can be contacted by phoning (07) 4970 0700.
Council also has Local Emergency Coordination Committees (LECC), made up of key groups and people within the local community who possess the local knowledge and expertise to inform the LDMG and the Local Disaster Coordinator. Due to the nature of the Gladstone Region, LECC’s are established throughout the region and provided with appropriate resources to ensure they are able to provide local intelligence from the areas throughout the region during times of disaster.
The following LECCs have been established and regularly meet:
• Baffle Creek Catchment LECC
• Boyne Valley LECC
• Agnes Water Seventeen Seventy and Captain Creek LECC
• Turkey Beach LECC
• North West Area LECC.
(07) 4970 0700
8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday
PO Box 29
Gladstone Qld 4680