Local Disaster and Recovery Information
The best time to prepare for a disaster is before one is even on its way. Planning well means nothing is left to chance and that everyone knows what they need to do and where things are. Because storms, fires, droughts and floods are a part of life in North West Queensland, it’s easy to become complacent. There are lots of resources available to help prepare and support you during a natural disaster. The check list and plan below are a great prompt to ensure you have everything prepared ahead of this wet season.
Cloncurry Shire Council, through the work of the Local Disaster Management Group, will maintain their commitment to effective disaster management for the Shire.
Northern and Central Queensland monsoon and flooding – March 2023
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) has announced, "with monsoonal rain and flooding continuing across northern Queensland, more disaster funding has been extended to impacted communities."
"Loans for primary producers and small businesses in the council areas of Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Doomadgee, Mornington and Mount Isa are available too, with up to $250,000 to repair and replace damaged buildings, plant, equipment or livestock, and up to $100,000 for working capital to continue doing business."
For more information about this disaster recovery support, click the link below.
Important Contacts and Resources
Listed below are important contacts that may be needed during disaster and emergency situations. Residents are reminded to record important contact details on their Emergency Plan such as all householder mobile phone numbers, other numbers such as work, school, childcare providers, friends, neighbours, your household emergency contacts and the disaster and emergency numbers listed below.
|Important Contacts and Resources||Contact Number||Website|
|Life Threatening Emergencies (Police, Fire, Ambulance)||000||www.triplezero.qov.au|
|SES Assistance, coordinated by Queensland Fire and Emegency Services||132 500||www.qfes.qld.gov.au|
|Road Information||131 940||www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au|
|Cloncurry Shire Council||07 4742 4100||www.cloncurry.qld.gov.au|
|Bureau of Meteorology||1300 659 210||www.bom.gov.au|
|Get Ready Queensland||www.getready.qld.gov.au|
|Get Ready North West Queensland||www.getreadynwq.com.au|
|ABC North West Queensland Radio (106.5FM)||www.facebook.com/ABCNorthWestQLD/|
Electrical Safety During Storms
Storms, floods, cyclones and unpredictable weather are a part of life in Queensland. Be prepared for storm season and check out these tips linked below from the Queensland Government to make sure you and your home are electrically safe.
Local Disaster Management Plan Information
Chinaman Creek Dam EAP 2023
Under the Act, the owner (Council) of a referrable dam (Chinaman Creek Dam) must have an approved EAP for the dam. Referrable dams, by definition, would put lives at risk if they were to fail.
This EAP is to be reviewed by Clonucrry Shire Council and the Local Disaster Management Group on an annual basis.
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