Disaster management meeting for Boyne Valley residents

BOYNE Valley residents are invited to meet with council staff on Friday for a community disaster management meeting.

The public event with staff from the council will be hosted from 3.30pm to 5pm at the Nagoorin Hall on Gladstone-Monto Road.

The meeting has been organised by the Nagoorin Progress Association.

Residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about their local disaster management group and discover what resiliency tools are available to them in times of emergency and natural disaster.

Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers said the meeting would also provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about the future development of the Boyne Valley Local Emergency Coordination Committee (LECC).

"Our local LECCs play a vital role in assisting with communications in preparation for and during a disaster," Councillor Sellers said.

"They assist in ensuring their local community is disaster prepared."

LECCs have been established in the Gladstone Region as part of the Disaster Management Act 2003, Disaster Management Strategic Policy Framework and Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements.

Currently two LECCs exist in the Gladstone Region in the Baffle Creek Catchment and Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy and Captain Creek areas.

The purpose of the LECCs is to form a core group of people within the local community who possess the local knowledge and expertise to inform the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and Local Disaster Coordinator on local matters.

Once established, the Boyne Valley's LECC will operate under a similar format and will help the LDMG with the preparation of a Local Disaster Management Plan for its area.

To register your attendance or inquire further phone Gladstone Regional Council on 4970 0700 or email info@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.



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