A resilient approach
The Southern Downs Recent is at high risk of bushfire events. The short-term impacts and longer-term lasting effects of bushfires are far reaching for our communities. After any kind of disaster it is important to rebuild and work together in what is often described as the “Recovery and Resilience” phase.
This Bushfire Recovery Factsheet (PDF 3.8MB) provides a range of immediately helpful links to support the community on their recovery journey.
Recovering from a disaster requires co-ordinated and collective effort from individuals, government agencies and groups. Through Council's Local Recovery Coordinator the following recovery subgroups coordinate the recovery effort:
The overall reconstruction of the Southern Downs region will be the result of achieving short and long term goals and actions by all members of the region: individuals, businesses, and council, as well as State and Federal agencies. These goals and action will all get captured in specific subgroup recovery plans.
Council has created the Recovery Portal to ensure the recovery process is as simple and clear as possible for all involved. This portal is for residents and those outside the region to access during the rebuilding of bushfire affected areas.
Queensland Government Disaster Recovery Support
GIVIT - Southern Downs Regional Council’s Donation Management Partner
Red Cross - Register. Find. Reunite.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES)