Disaster Management

SDRC Disaster  

Like all regions across Australia, natural and other disasters pose a very real threat to the Southern Downs. Severe storms, floods, bushfires and heatwaves are but a few of the major natural hazards we face each year.

As a community, the best way we can protect ourselves from any disaster is to be prepared.

Southern Downs Regional Council is committed to the safety and protection of the residents and visitors to our area. Council is committed to ensuring that its people are adequately prepared for and able to respond to and recover from various disaster situations or threats.

Get Ready Guide

Please click here for the Get Ready Guide on the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website.

Be Prepared - Your life may depend on it!  -  4 steps to help you prepare (PDF 2.7MB)

Local Disaster Management Plan

The Local Disaster Management Plan (PDF 976.7KB) has been developed by the Southern Downs Local Disaster Management Group to provide comprehensive emergency management of disaster events within the Region. 

Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for Council Dams

For the approved EAP for Council owned and operated dams (Connolly Dam and Storm King Dam) please visit the Dam Safety page on Council's website.

Southern Downs Community Recovery Plan

Southern Downs Regional Council is committed to facilitating the recovery and reconstruction of the Southern Downs in the wake of the Australia Day 2013 flooding.

As part of this commitment, Council released the Southern Downs Community Recovery Plan 2013 (PDF 1.6MB) which outlines the region’s needs and priorities for community, economic and environmental recovery and reconstruction following the disaster events of January 2013.

This recovery plan is a roadmap for the recovery and reconstruction of our communities affected by the floods. Each strategy put forward in this plan highlights the community priorities for recovery in a broad sense, providing a framework for action on matters that must be done now as well as those which influence the future of the Southern Downs.

Through our recovery, our legacy will be a strengthened, more resilient and improved Southern Downs region, united into the future as an even better place to live, work and play.

National Registration and Inquiry System

Contacting family and friends who may be flood affected - Anyone who is worried about their family and friends and can’t get in touch with them should make an enquiry through the National Registration and Inquiry System (NRIS).


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