Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group

Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group

Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group

Local Disaster Management Group Local Disaster Management Plan V3.0 January 2014 Prepared under the provisions of the Queensland Disaster Management Act 2003 Controlled Copy Plan No: MASTER

Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group

LOCAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN V3.0 January 2014 2 Foreword Despite its idyllic lifestyle, the Tablelands Region is vulnerable to both natural and non-natural disaster events. Whilst such events are relatively infrequent, their potential to significantly disrupt social, economic and environmental systems highlights the importance of having effective and coordinated disaster management arrangements in place.

In accordance with legislation, Tablelands Regional Council has established a Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) to assist with this function.

Tablelands Regional Council provides a diverse range of services to the community of the Tablelands. In recognition of the importance of these services and the commitment to their continued delivery, Council has included disaster management issues and mitigation strategies in its Corporate Plan and implements a program of Business Continuity Management to ensure continued delivery of essential services during disruptive events. It is recognised that all of us need to be resilient in the face of disaster. It is unrealistic to expect one community, one agency or one level of government to be able to respond and recover effectively from the magnitude of such disasters.

Effective disaster management requires a collaborative approach with responsibilities shared by individuals, families, communities and all levels of government.

In the event of a disaster affecting the region, Council will coordinate the response and manage the impacts within its administrative boundaries in accordance with the Local Disaster Management Plan, which provides a framework for multi-agency response and recovery operations. Council is committed to ensuring available resources are deployed and will endeavour to provide a high level of support for people affected by disasters by ensuring a coordinated effort by all levels of government and non-government entities. The Local Disaster Management Plan, supported by a range of functional and specific plans outlines the disaster management system in operation, the arrangements for the coordination of multi-agency resources and specifies the roles and responsibilities of partner agencies.

The Local Disaster Management Plan is a dynamic, risk-based document that is subject to continuous review ensuring its content reflects current legislation, the region’s risk profile, and learning from disaster events both within and outside of the region to ensure the region is capable of responding to and recovering from any disaster event which may occur. Mayor Rosa Lee Long

Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group
Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group
Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group

LOCAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN V3.0 January 2014 3 Endorsement The preparation of this Local Disaster Management Plan has been undertaken in accordance with the Disaster Management Act 2003 (the Act), to provide for effective disaster management in the Tablelands Regional Council area. In accordance with a resolution on 19 December 2013 the Tablelands Local Disaster Management Plan is endorsed for distribution by Tablelands Regional Council and becomes a live operational document from January 1 2014. Ian Church, Chief Executive Officer Tablelands Regional Council . Date: In accordance with the provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2003, The Tablelands Local Disaster Management Plan is approved by the Tablelands Local Disaster Management Group.

Mayor Rosa Lee Long Tablelands Local Disaster Management Group . Date:

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LOCAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN V3.0 January 2014 4 Amendment Register The following plan updates have been issued and recorded Reference Version Outline of Revisions Date Approved 001 V2.0 Version 2.0 presented to Council for approval. 01/11/12 SD 002 V2.1 Minor changes relating to governance processes. 14/08/13 SD 003 V3.0 Updated for de-amalgamation purposes and presented to Council for approval from January 1 2014. 19/12/13 SD

Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group

LOCAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN V3.0 January 2014 5 Contents Foreword . . 2 Endorsement . . 3 Amendment Register . . 4 Contents .

. 5 Section 1: Administration & Governance . . 8 Authority to Plan . . 8 Purpose . . 8 Objectives . . 8 Scope . . 9 Structure of the Local Disaster Management Plan . . 10 Operational Sub Plans . . 10 Specific Disaster Plans . . 10 Review and Renew Plan . . 11 Document Control . . 11 Distribution . 12 Disaster Management Structure in Queensland . 13 SDMG Disaster Management Strategic Policy Framework . 13 District Disaster Management Arrangements . 14 Local Disaster Management Arrangements . 14 Section 2: Tablelands Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG . 15 Establishment . 15 Functions of the LDMG .

15 Membership . 16 LDMG Executive . 17 Agency Roles & Responsibilities . 17 LDMG Sub-Groups . . 24 LDMG Task Groups . . 25 Meetings . . 28 Reporting . . 28 Linkages to TRC Corporate Plan . . 29 TRC Disaster Management Strategic Direction - Priorities . . 29

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LOCAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN V3.0 January 2014 6 Section 3: Disaster Risk Assessment . 31 Risk Assessment . 31 Community Context . . 32 Geography . . 32 Climate & Weather . . 33 Population . . 34 Social Support Infrastructure . . 36 Community Preparedness & Capacity . . 36 Industry . . 37 Critical Infrastructure . . 37 Essential Services . . 38 Medical Facilities . 40 Proposed Future Development . 41 Hazards . 41 Storms & Cyclones . 41 Wildfire . . 42 Flooding . . 42 Dams . . 43 Epidemic / Pandemic . . 43 Pest & Animal Diseases . . 43 Earthquakes . . 44 Major Infrastructure Failure . . 44 Hazardous Materials Incidents .

. 45 Regional Events impacting on TRC area . . 45 Cost to the Community of Disaster Events . . 45 Risk Treatment Plan . . 46 Section 4: Capacity Building . . 47 Community Awareness . . 47 Training . . 47 Exercises . . 48 Post-Disaster Procedures . . 48 Section 5: Concept of Operations . . 50 Concept of Operations - Response Strategy . . 50 Activation . . 50 Disaster Declaration . . 52 Local Disaster Coordination Centre . . 53 Warning Notification and Dissemination . . 53

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LOCAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN V3.0 January 2014 7 Media Management . . 54 Financial Management . . 54 Impact Assessment . . 54 Resupply . . 55 Accessing Support and Allocation of Resources . . 55 Operational Reporting . . 56 Hazard Specific Arrangements . . 56 Concept of Operations - Recovery Strategy . . 59 Activation of Recovery Arrangements . . 59 Functions of Recovery . 60 Recovery Sub Plan . 61 Annexure A: Distribution List . . 62 Annexure B: Tablelands LDMG Contact List . . 64 Annexure C: Definitions, Abbreviations & Acronyms . . 65

Local Disaster Management Plan - Local Disaster Management Group

LOCAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN V3.0 January 2014 8 Section 1: Administration & Governance Authority to Plan The Tablelands Local Disaster Management Plan is prepared under the provisions of s.

57 of the Disaster Management Act 2003. Purpose This plan has been prepared by the Tablelands Local Disaster Management Group to detail the arrangements within the Tablelands Regional Council area to plan and coordinate capability in disaster management and disaster operations. The overall purpose of the plan is to:  Save life, protect critical infrastructure and property and safeguard the environment.  Identify and assess hazards and take measures to mitigate or eliminate risk.  Serve the local community at the time of disaster whilst protecting the safety and well being of personnel involved in the disaster and people that live, work and travel within the region.

 Contain the disaster, prevent escalation and ensure speedy mobilisation and coordination of resources.  Ensure liaison with partner agencies and establish appropriate structures to ensure effective planning and a coordinated approach to response and recovery operations.  Ensure sufficient and timely information is provided to warn the public of the disaster and the necessary advice or information on the self-help actions they can take to protect themselves.  Protect Council's strategic goals and reputation by maintaining critical service functions and normal services at an appropriate level to ensure the impact on the community is minimised.

 Restore normality as far as practicable as rapidly as possible in a structured manner.  Lead long-term comprehensive recovery, involving social, economic, infrastructure and environmental reconstruction and rehabilitation.  Regularly educate, train and exercise staff in disaster management procedures.  Evaluate the response and recovery effort to learn lessons and to apply best practice gained from the experience of ourselves and others in dealing with major civil disasters. Objectives The objective of the Tablelands Local Disaster Management Plan is to facilitate the implementation of effective and efficient disaster management strategies and arrangements including:  the development, review and assessment of effective disaster management for the Tablelands Regional Council area including arrangements for mitigating, preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from a disaster  compliance with the State Disaster Management Group’s (SDMG) Strategic Policy Framework ; the State Disaster Management Plan; the Local Disaster Management

LOCAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN V3.0 January 2014 9 Guidelines; and any other Guidelines relevant to local level disaster management and disaster operations  the development, implementation and monitoring of priorities for disaster management for the local government area. Scope This plan details the arrangements necessary to undertake disaster management within the Tablelands Regional Council local government area (see map below).

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