As the Hinchinbrook Shire is a coastal community located within a flood plain, it is susceptible to major natural disasters primarily associated with monsoonal flooding and cyclones.
As a community, it is essential to be aware of the types of hazards and potential disasters that are likely to occur, to understand the risks associated with such hazards, and the precautions that should be taken to minimise the effects. The ability of a community to cope with the impact of disasters is largely dependent upon its preparedness.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s Local Disaster Management Plan (LDMP) sets out Council’s strategies and practices towards enhancing our community’s preparedness for, and managing the consequences of, a disaster. Council is required under section 59 of the Disaster Management Act 2003 to review or renew its Local Disaster Management Plan when it is considered appropriate, and to review the effectiveness of the plan at least once a year.
A comprehensive review of the Hinchinbrook LDMP has been endorsed by the Local Disaster Management Group, and Version 2 adopted by Council on Tuesday 23 November 2021.
The Hinchinbrook LDMP Version 2 is available on Council’s website Disaster and Emergency Information page.
The community is encouraged to be aware of the plan, the processes and strategies contained therein.