Cairns Regional Council's Disaster Management Unit provides administrative, financial and operational support to:
- The Local Disaster Management Group - Cairns Region (LDMG)
- The Local Disaster Coordination Centre
- The Queensland State Emergency Service (SES)
Throughout the year, the Unit undertakes a range of projects aimed at prevention, preparation, response and recovery from disasters for the Cairns Region.
Staff from the Disaster Management Unit are working directly with communities to help support their capability during disasters. If you would like an officer to discuss preparedness with your group, community or organisation, contact the unit on 07 4044 3044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Local Disaster Management Group – Cairns Region meets regularly to coordinate and develop strategies to help mitigate the effects of disasters on communities and be prepared to respond when disasters occur.
The Group’s membership is made up a range of agencies including (but not limited to):
- Cairns Regional Council
- Cairns Base Hospital
- Cairns Port Authority
- Emergency Management Queensland
- Ergon Energy
- Queensland Ambulance Service
- Queensland Fire and Rescue Service
- Queensland Police Service
- State Emergency Service
There is a legislative requirement for Council to maintain an active local disaster management group. This Group has been developed in accordance with Section 29 Disaster Management Act 2003.