25 January 2011
Residents of the Fraser Coast to have their say on flood response
The Fraser Coast Regional Council wants to hear from residents about the recent Mary River flood.
“The flood tested our emergency response plan,” Mayor Mick Kruger said.
“While most of our response went smoothly and according to the plan, there are certainly areas where we think we can improve.”
One area for improvement is Council’s ability to get information on flood heights as the water flows down the river, Cr Kruger said.
Since the flood waters have receded Council has conducted two debriefing sessions to obtain feedback. One debriefing session was held with emergency services and government agencies and a separate session was held with Council staff.
“We also want to hear from residents,” Cr Kruger said.
“We’d like to know what you think were good points of the flood response as well as where you think the response could have been improved.”
Residents can email their views to email@example.com; fill in an on-line response form under the Have Your Say section of the Council website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au or contact a Customer Service Officer on 1300 79 49 29 to have their feedback recorded.
“People will be able to lodge their responses until close of business on Friday, February 18,” Cr Kruger said.
“All the responses will be considered during a review of Council’s Local Disaster Management Plan which is conducted after an incident.”
Received & published by Henry Sapiecha