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LGAQ - Capacity Expansion Team

LGAQ has developed a new capability to assist during any significant disaster events. A new team of LGAQ officers who you will be familiar with in a wide range of other portfolios have now...

Disaster Management - Offers of Assistance Policy & Guidelines

“Offer of Assistance” Policy and Guidelines – have been circulated as Consultation Drafts. All councils are encouraged to participate by evaluating how these Policy and Guidelines...

Guidelines, Guidelines, Guidelines

LGAQ is working with QFES, DCCSDS and DLGIP on new DM Guidelines. And we are continually stressing to the agencies the importance of meaningful engagement and consultation. If your council is...

Inspector General Emergency Management News

Did you get your copy of Inspector-General e-newsletter IGEM Connect? IGEM Connect is designed to give a brief overview of current work within my office and to note broader activities or...

Last Minute Checks - Contacts

Please give me a heads up if there is expected to be an extended period of “Acting Chair” or “Acting LDC” in your council.

Last Minute Checks - Communications

Let me know if you have not received your WPSS handset. All handsets should be checked and connected.

Holiday Reading Time

This is a paper looking at platforms like Facebook and Twitter and the role they play in disseminating information to the community.

Holiday Reading Time

It seems that the weather bureau is intrigued by US research that shows that more than twice the number of people killed by hurricanes with a more feminine sounding name than of a masculine one.

Inspector General Emergency Management News

The Inspector General Emergency Management recently launched the “Disaster Management Officer Collective” - a new way of engaging with and supporting the engagement between council officers who are doing the ground work in the DM field.

New Weather Outlooks

The Bureau of Meteorology outlook reports are important information to enable us and our LDMGs to be best positioned and to think ahead about the more likely situation we will be facing – not just today, or next week!

Wireless Priority Service System (WPSS) – another reminder as summer approaches

Congratulations to the 6 councils that became the lucky winners last month and got 6 month of free access to the WPSS – the most reliable way to maximise your chance of staying in contact during disaster events.

Local Disaster Management Officer Network

The Inspector General Emergency Management has recently launched a new way of engaging with and supporting engagement between council officers who are doing the ground work in the DM field.

Good reading for quiet thinking time

In Disaster Management, we are always looking for the best ways to work together with key people in our local area and are always seeking the best ways to collaborate with other people.

New Weather Outlooks

The Bureau of Meteorology outlook reports are important information to enable us and our LDMGs to be best positioned and to think ahead about the more likely situation we will be facing – not just today, or next week!

Review of State Guidelines and Doctrine documents

LGAQ is directly supporting QFES and other agencies in the prioritising of some 49 existing Guidelines and Doctrine documents and will be looking for councils willing and able to be involved in...

Development continues - new strategic agreements are in sight

LGAQ is in talks with Queensland Fore & Emergency Services (QFES), Volunteering Queensland (VQ) and Red Cross to develop strategic level agreement to ensure better recognition and support of all...

Wireless Priority Service System - Another reminder as summer approaches

FREE CONNECTION!! Have I got your attention? The key news is how LGAQ ensured that key people in all councils can have access to WPSS free of service connection fees to make sure these you...

iAwards - Council receives merit award

The Sunshine Coast Council Disaster Hub is a contemporary and innovative tool providing comprehensive, centralised and real-time information for the public, media and external agencies to access before, during and after disaster events.

Weather outlooks for the coming season

Cyclone, Rainfall and the 3-month outlooks should be on our reading lists - as well as the Weekly Note – if we are staying up to date

Wireless Priority Service System

Stay in contact during an event by using WPSS. Support and funding available.
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