It’s time to Get Ready Southern Queensland!

Southern Queensland residents are being encouraged to prepare for storm season as we Get Ready Queensland Week continues.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick says communities from Goondiwindi, to the Scenic Rim, to the South Burnett and Western Downs should be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store this summer.

“Get Ready Queensland Week is about everyone in the community doing their part to ensure their families, neighbours and communities are ready and resilient as can be.”

“This might include removing fire hazards from your property, securing loose items, creating an emergency contact list, buying supplies or checking in with your neighbours.

QFES say all Queenslanders are urged to check their ‘WHAT-IF?’ plan and get ready to respond if a disaster strikes.

Southern Queensland councils have planned a range of Get Ready Queensland activities and initiatives in 2018-19, including:
• Goondiwindi Regional Council is developing a flood action guide to help residents prepare for a flood
• Western Downs Regional Council will host a Community Safety Day which will promote community resources and services for staying safe.
• Lockyer Valley Regional Council will host an Emergency Services Day on 21 October in Ferrari Park, Laidley
• Somerset Regional Council will install a new flood camera
• South Burnett Regional Council is delivering disaster awareness to schools to inform students of tips and awareness surrounding flooding/storms/fires/ earthquakes