Disaster management

As winter wraps up and temperature starts to rise, so too does the risk of bushfires in the Gympie Region. Now is the perfect time for residents to prepare their families and homes to minimise potential bushfire risks ahead of this year’s bushfire season.

Knowing your risk of bushfires, having a plan and being prepared are key to staying safe.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) alert system has been moved to La Nina which may bring increased rainfall to the region. Above-average rainfall and temperatures are expected across Queensland during spring and summer. The BOM expects a La Nina weather phenomenon combined with a negative Indian Ocean dipole would create widespread high levels of rainfall. Now is the time to prepare your home and your family for severe weather.   

Be sure to keep up to date with the latest news from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Rural Fire Service Queensland to stay informed.  

Council’s Disaster Dashboard provides useful information including road conditions, power outages and river heights during a disaster event within the Gympie region. Remember to stay tuned to your local ABC Radio station for the latest updates following a weather event.

Disaster Management Plans

The Queensland State Government considers that local governments are ideally placed to provide specific disaster management at the community level given their knowledge and understanding of local social, environmental and economic issues. Gympie Regional Council has prepared a Disaster Management Plan which sets out Council’s decision making process in line with the Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Disaster Management Guidelines.

The Gympie CBD Flood Plan is designed to minimise the impact of flooding on Gympie's CBD, and ensure that all preparations for flooding and evacuations occur in an efficient, effective and timely manner. The Flood Plan applies to businesses in the following areas:

  • The flood prone area bounded by Channon Street, Nash Street, Young Street, River Road
  • The Monkland Street intersection with the Bruce Highway
  • Around Jane and Violet Streets
  • The One Mile Ovals

When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. That’s why every household must be ready to respond if disaster strikes. Get Ready Queensland helps educate and empower local communities to minimise the impact of natural disaster on their community. Now is the time to ‘Get Ready’. Prepare your ‘WHAT-IF’ plan today.

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