Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Disasterreviewprocess Has City A[euro][approximately]at the Ready'; Council Working Way through All Emergencies That Can Arise When Things Go Awry

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Disasterreviewprocess Has City A[euro][approximately]at the Ready'; Council Working Way through All Emergencies That Can Arise When Things Go Awry

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Byline: Peter Foley peter.foley@qt.com.au

IPSWICH'S head of infrastructure Councillor Cheryl Bromage says lessons from the 2011 flood and other recent natural disasters highlighted the need for specific disaster management plans for Ipswich's regional communities.

Cr Bromage said the city had never been better prepared for a natural disaster.

aAs part of council's review of the Ipswich City Local Disaster Management Plan [LDMP], Local Area Plans will be created for communities that could become isolated from essential goods and services in the event of another flood,a Cr Bromage said.

aNow that locations at risk have been identified, the next stage will be to prioritise the development of these plans.

aEvacuation routes and the location of emergency centres will be examined as part of this review.a

Cr Bromage said council had been working to ensure the LDMP was user-friendly and aligned with best practice disaster planning principles. …

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