Severe Weather Event
Following the severe weather event that occurred on 11 October 2018, Council has activated the Local Disaster Management Group and Local Disaster Recovery Group working closely with agencies across facilitating a coordinated approach in response and recovery activities to support those communities impacted by the severe weather event.
The resilience of our communities is encouraging, with a large percentage of agencies reporting people getting on with the clean-up and repairs independently; however the need for ongoing support for impacted residents was stressed.
Keep up-to-date with the current event via the Disaster Dashboard.
An information kit has been compiled to assist residents find relevant support agencies.
- Agency Support Groups (PDF)
- Where do I get help in the South Burnett (PDF)
- Department of Agriculture & Fisheries (DAF) Factsheet (PDF)
- Post Disaster Insurance Claims Information Booklet (PDF)
- Hand-up - Information & Resources for Burnett Inland Communities (PDF)
- Drought Assistance (PDF)
Alternately to receive a hard copy of the Information Kit, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centres on (07) 4189 9100.
“Community members are sometimes reluctant to ask for help, however, it is important that we do not underestimate the human, economic and emotional impacts on residents. We want to ensure that members of our community who are in need of some form of support are not overlooked.”