Disaster Management

Livingstone Shire Council is committed to ensuring our Shire is prepared for any disaster. This is achieved through the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and the development of the Local Disaster Management Plan (LDMP). The Council with the support of the LDMG puts into place mitigation, preparation, response and recovery strategies and arrangements within the capability of their resources and responsibility. 

Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) operates at a local level involving all major stakeholders and organisations. The LDMG is responsible for the planning, organisation, coordination and implementation of all measures to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters within the Livingstone Shire. 

Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) is an interactive mutli agency coordination centre used for complex emergency and disaster events. The LDCC acts as a centre for acquiring and deploying support resources, managing information collection and dissemination, developing intelligence and strategic plans for the local capabilities and maintain overall record of the event. 

The phone numbers activated during a Disaster are 4913 5100 or 1300 797 709

Local Disaster Management Plan (LDMP) is prepared in accordance with the requirement of the Disaster Management Act 2003 to ensure safety of the community and effective coordination of available resources during a disaster. Click to view the Livingstone Shire Council Disaster Management Plan
Whilst the Livingstone Shire Local Disaster Management Group and relevant emergency services will do all they can to assist the community in times of disaster, it should be remembered that individuals are ultimately responsible for their own safety. Individuals need to be aware of the hazards that could affect their community and disaster management arrangement, which include the Local Disaster Management Plan, that are in place to deal with them. 

Livingstone Shire Council a key contributor to new Evacuation Planning Handbook

Livingstone Shire Council is proud to have contributed to the development of two new handbooks published recently by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR).

The revised Evacuation Planning Handbook is designed to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the emergency evacuation process, through principled planning and implementation. The handbook provides guidance on planning for the nationally recognised five stages of an evacuation, emphasising the primacy of life and the importance of community recovery.

The all-new Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook is a useful resource for those in local government who have a role or responsibility in helping communities following a disaster. This handbook recognises the important contribution spontaneous volunteers can make in emergency situations and provides strategies for managing their involvement. 

The Council’s own David Mazzaferri was a member of the working group for both publications. Both handbooks and associated resources are freely available on the AIDR Knowledge Hub:

Evacuation Planning Handbook

Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook