Get Ready Queensland Week 2018

Get Ready Queensland Week 2018 launched on Monday 8 October in line with the Bureau of Meteorology’s Cyclone and Severe Storm Outlook for 2018-19. The multi-agency, statewide event helped Queenslanders prepare for whatever Mother Nature has in store this disaster season.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick kicked off Get Ready Queensland week and also took the opportunity to launch the Queensland State Disaster Management Plan at Queen Street Mall in Brisbane.

Get Ready Queensland Week is a reminder for all communities to consider their disaster risk. It is important to remember that disasters don’t make appointments -whether it is the risk of fire, floods, or storms, being prepared is essential.

Disasters are part of life in Queensland so it is more important than ever to build resilience in our communities. Preparing your household and business can dramatically improve your family’s safety and ability to recover when disaster strikes.

ABC broadcast the event live to households across Australia and featured a range of activities that took place throughout the day.

Among the displays at the launch event was Brisbane City Council’s new flood resilient building materials for future use in Queensland homes to minimise water damage after flooding.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services displayed fire resistant housing materials and highlighted the importance of maintaining working fire alarms throughout the home.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority partnered with Queensland Scouts, Uniting Care, Department of Communities, SES, Department of Transport and Main Roads and Urban Utilities to deliver community information and resources through Disaster Preparedness Hubs.

Get Ready Queensland Week 2018 is held October 8-14. Keep up with activities and events throughout the week by following @getreadyqueensland on Facebook and @getreadyqld on Twitter.

For more information on how you can prepare for this disaster season, visit www.getready.qld.gov.au/