Local Disaster Management Plan and Strategies

The Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements are based upon partnerships between local and state governments. These partnerships recognise that each level of the disaster management arrangements must not only work collaboratively but in unison to ensure the effective coordination of planning, services, information and resources necessary for comprehensive disaster management.

Rockhampton Regional Council is committed to ensuring our Region is prepared for any disaster.  The Local Disaster Management Plan is prepared in accordance with the Disaster Management Act 2003

The Local Disaster Management Group is responsible for developing and implementing the Local Disaster Management Plan to manage disaster operations in the area.  This includes the planning, organisation, coordination and implementation of all measures to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters within the Rockhampton Region.

Whilst the Rockhampton Regional Council Local Disaster Management Group and relevant emergency services will do all they can to assist the community in times of disaster, it should be remembered that individuals are ultimately responsible for their own safety and need to be aware of the hazards that could affect their community. Community engagement and education activities aim to support the community to build individual resilience and be able to take action to Get Ready, Respond and Recover.

Local Disaster Management Plan

Rockhampton-Regional-Council-Local-Disaster-Management-Plan(PDF, 8MB)

1 - Evacuation-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
2 - Communication-Sub-Plan 2016(PDF, 2MB)  
3 - Cyclone-East-Coast-Low-and-Severe-Storm-Threat-Specific-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 3MB)
4 - Fitzroy-River-Flood-Threat-Specific-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 4MB)
5 - Environment-and-Public-Health-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
6 - Local-Disaster-Coordination-Centre-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
7 - Recovery-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
8 - Activation-LDMG-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 1MB)
9 - Dam-Failure-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
10 - Financial-Management-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 1MB)
11 - Impact-Assessment-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
12 - Public-Works-Engineering-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 1MB)
13 - Rescue-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
14 - Logistics-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 1MB)
15 - Medical-Services-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 1MB)
16 - Evacuation-Centre-Management-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 1MB)
17 - Tsunami-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
18 - Bushfire-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
19 - Marine-Oil-Spill-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)
20 - Emergency-Animal-Disease-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 1MB)
21 - Influenza-Pandemic-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 1MB)
22 - Transport-Sub-Plan-2016(PDF, 2MB)

Flood Strategy, Studies and Maps

Council aims to improve the community's flood resilience through building its understanding of flood behaviour and associated risks. Flood studies and information about flood mitigation activities can be found here.

Bushfire Strategy

A coordinated approach to bushfire management is vital. Understanding the risk bushfire poses in our Region, so that best practice future planning and mitigation efforts are put in place to reduce the risk of bushfire, is vital to potentially preventing loss to life and property.

The purpose of the Bushfire Management Strategy is to provide a regional and strategic assessment of bushfire risk, identify priority areas of risk and outline coordinated, proactive and cost effective processes in the management and prevention of this risk.

Read Council's Bushfire-Management-Strategy.pdf(PDF, 4MB).

Emergency Action Plans for Referable Dams

All referable dams must have an approved emergency action plan (EAP) in place. An emergency action plan (EAP) is required to minimise the risk of harm to persons or property if a referable dam were to fail. Find out more information about Referable Dams in the Rockhampton Region here.