Disaster management

Helping you prepare, respond and recover from disasters.

In recent years, Gympie Regional Council communities have endured bushfires, floods, heatwaves and severe storms with devastating impacts. These events have served as dramatic reminders of the critical importance of effective disaster management.

Local government is the primary provider of disaster management through Planning, Preparation, Response and Recovery; in partnership with other agencies and through its own legislated disaster management obligations.

Prior to any disaster events, Council is continually working with the local community to ensure we have a response capability and to assist community members to be prepared for any event.

Council provides extensive financial support to the Rural Fire Brigades and owns and maintains buildings, vehicles, and equipment for the State Emergency Service (SES).

Gympie CBD Flood Plan

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

Click here to view the Gympie CBD Flood Plan.

Get Ready

Be prepared before a disaster hits. There are a number of helpful resources such as assistance with preparing an emergency kit and evacuation plan.

The Get Ready Queensland website has number of fact sheets to help you better prepare.

Visit http://getready.qld.gov.au/be-prepared/