Category Archives: Disaster management

Updated Flood and Tidal Responds To Community Needs


Redland City Council has listened to the community by refining the storm tide hazard mapping in the latest Draft City Plan endorsed by councillors at a Special Meeting today (Tuesday 28 Feb). Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council responded to community feedback by engaging an independent expert to ensure the draft plan was built  Continue reading…

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Disaster prep street meets across City


Redland City Council is taking to the streets in its latest effort to help people be prepared for natural disasters such as storms and bushfires. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Chair of the local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) said a series of City-wide pop-up stalls would give people the chance to meet front-line emergency  Continue reading…

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FIRE ON RUSSELL ISLAND: 11am Wednesday 8 February


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES are responding to a fire burning in an 80 acre privately-owned block of land off Centre Road between Cunningham Avenue and Glendale Road on Russell Island. Residents are advised to close windows and doors, and keep medications close by if suffering from a respiratory condition. Motorists should drive  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council to undertake fire preparedness review


Redland City Council has begun a full review of fire preparedness in the wake of the fire on Russell Island in December. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the review would include engaging Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to look at Council’s annual prescribed burn plan. “Council has an annual conservation management plan based  Continue reading…

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Fire ban: North Stradbroke Island from Friday 23 December 2016 until Monday 30 January 2017


The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) has declared a fire ban on North Stradbroke Island from 12:01am Friday 23 December 2016 until 11:59pm Monday 30 January 2017. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Brisbane Regional Manager Wayne Waltisbuhl said the current dry conditions and fuel loads near camping areas meant that camp fires could get out of  Continue reading…

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Russell Island bushfire rolling blog: latest update 19 December at 3:00pm


3:00pm Monday 19 December The fire on Russell Island is now mostly smouldering and well under control within blackened out areas inside the containment lines. The Local Disaster Co-ordination Centre has now determined that the fire is well managed and has formally stood down its emergency coordination role from 3:00pm this afternoon. A staged stand-down of  Continue reading…

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Residents updated at Russell Island bushfire community meeting


A public information session, organised by Redland City Council, QFES and the Queensland Police, was held this morning at the island’s recreation hall to inform residents about the fire-fighting operations and ongoing fire risk and how they can best prepare. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams began the meeting, attended by 70 island residents, by emphasing  Continue reading…

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Russell Island Bushfire, 15 December at 5:13pm


The fire is located at Centre Road west to Hemp Hill Road and south and east from centre Road to Rampart drive, which is in the lower southern area of the island towards the middle of the island. There are approximately 60 homes currently under threat, but as yet none have been lost. Queensland Police  Continue reading…

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Large bushfire Fire Watch and Act and issued for Russell Island (Moreton Bay) – Community Hall opened, 15 December at 3:44pm


Residents of Russell island who wish to self-evacuate due to the current large fire can go to the community recreation hall at corner Alison Crescent and High Street. Residents should avoid relocating to Sandy Beach as this area may be cut off in the future. They should move to the Recreation Hall. Redland City Council  Continue reading…

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for south east Queensland: 4.15pm Thursday 1 December


Bureau Of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for south east Queensland for large hailstones, destructive winds and heavy rainfall. Read the full warning on the BOM site: http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20038.html Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: * Move your car under cover or away from trees. * Secure loose outdoor items.  Continue reading…

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