The Boulia Shire Council takes a proactive approach in keeping the community informed and prepared for potential disasters. The Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and the District Disaster Management Group (DDMG) ensure, as best as possible, community preparedness and recovery.
Preparing for an Emergency
The Boulia Shire is not immune to natural disasters and whilst these types of events are not common we cannot afford to become complacent, therefore Council has, in conjunction with the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG), prepared a suite of Disaster Management Plans to address the disaster management needs of the Boulia Shire.
There are a number of useful resources available to help the community prepare for an emergency:
Get Ready Queensland website
Weather Warnings - Bureau of Meteorology website
Boulia Shire Council Road Reports
Queensland Government – Disaster Management website
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services website
Queensland Government - flood website
FOR ALL LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES CALL 000
Boulia Police Station – (07) 4744 1644 or Police Link 131 444
State Emergency Services (SES) - 13 25 00
Boulia Primary Health Centre – (07) 4746 2300
Council – (07) 4746 3188 After hours emergencies M: 0409 028 474
Queensland Road Conditions - 13 19 40
Disasters can have a huge effect on individuals and communities has a whole. Those effected may require a range of support both immediately after and in the medium to long term after a disaster.
The Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy have released a Community Recovery General Information Pack that outlines a range of information regarding community recovery after disasters including financial assistance and support services available.