Coronavirus Case in Region

Published on 13 March 2020


Mayor Margaret Strelow said the State Government has made it clear that they will not be enacting disaster mechanisms to deal with this situation, rather the response will be directed by Queensland Health as lead agency.

“That means that unless there is a significant change, our local disaster group is not likely to be called upon.

"Council has already given notice that we will be holding a Special Council meeting on Monday to receive a briefing from Queensland Health and to endorse a proposed comprehensive response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

"Council is implementing a number of measures in-house and the organisation will keep the public updated on its actions as the situation develops," Mayor Strelow said.

Mayor Strelow said that the CEO Evan Pardon and senior Council management have undertaken detailed planning over the past few weeks and have plans in place to ensure that essential services such as water and sewage continue to operate.