South Burnett Local Disaster Recovery Group Update
Effective recovery after a disaster is vital to ensure the well being of individuals and our community. It is more than simply the replacement of what has been destroyed and the rehabilitation of those affected. It is a complex social and developmental process that involves all aspects of society working together to return the community to normality and to improve aspects beyond previous conditions by enhancing social infrastructure, natural and built environments, and the economy.
The complexity and timeframes of recovery demand sound planning, effective coordination and above all, community involvement. The Disaster Recovery Plan (PDF) addresses these aspects and articulates how the South Burnett will undertake recovery operations after a disaster. In doing so this plan provides a framework for the management and coordination of recovery as well as guidance on the major considerations for recovery across the spectrum of Human/Social Recovery, Infrastructure Recovery, Economic Recovery and Environment Recovery.
Keep up-to-date with current events 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.”