September 23, 2019

Victorians urged to prepare for upcoming summer season

fire in the bush

Victorians are being urged to start preparing themselves and their properties as Victoria’s emergency management sector begin preparations for the upcoming summer season. Emergency Management Commissioner, Andrew Crisp, said while it had been cold and still wet in some parts of the state, it is time for individuals, families and communities to think about preparedness…

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September 23, 2019

Completed mitigation works reduce flood risk for Queensland community

roma, queensland

The completion of $8.3 million in flood mitigation works and updated flood maps have helped to officially downgrade the flood risk for more than 500 properties in Roma, Queensalnd. Minister for Planning, Cameron Dick, said a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) will give immediate effect to the new flood mapping while Maranoa Regional Council works…

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September 23, 2019

Emergency response review to ensure future best practice

bushfire burnt out

A thorough review is set to be conducted to assess Queensland’s emergency response following the devastating bushfires that affected a large part of the state in early September. Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Craig Crawford, has requested the Inspector-General Emergency Management undertake a thorough investigation, to ensure best practice was followed and to highlight…

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September 23, 2019

Queensland resilience projects shine at Resilient Australia Awards

Award Trophy

Eight Queensland resilience projects, which better prepare communities for natural disasters and emergencies, have been recognised at the 2019 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards. Minister for State Development, Cameron Dick, said it was important to acknowledge the crucial resilience work being carried out around the state, and to thank those involved for improving community…

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September 9, 2019

Natural disaster zone declared as fires rip through QLD and NSW

Bushfire

Queensland and New South Wales are facing the worst start to the bushfire season on record as out of control fires rip through parts of the states, destroying property and forcing residents to flee. Firefighters are battling over 100 fires across the two states, with one of the most dangerous blazes tearing through the Gold…

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September 9, 2019

Funding flows for Queensland infrastructure recovery

Floods

More funding has been made available for 39 Queensland communities as a part of a long-term plan to improve infrastructure impacted by monsoon flooding in early 2019. Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough State Recovery Plan 2019-2021 underpinned the Government’s commitment to helping communities recover, rebuild and reconnect…

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September 9, 2019

Victoria’s aerial firefighting fleet standing by for summer

Plane putting out fire

50 new aircraft will be on hand to fight fires from the air and help keep communities safe for Victoria’s upcoming summer season. The 50-strong fleet for the 2019-20 summer will include a mix of water bombing aircraft, air supervision and air intelligence gathering aircraft. Victoria welcomes back two Large Air Tankers, which can carry…

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September 9, 2019

Kangaroo Creek Dam disaster resilience upgrade on tack for completion

Dam wall

A $94 million safety upgrade of the Kangaroo Creek Dam in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills is almost complete, with SA Water on track for completion in November. Work at the site began in January 2016 with the upgrade set to help better manage major flood disasters and increase the dam’s ability to withstand earthquakes, aligning…

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