Monsoon Trough Rainfall and Flood Review

Recommendations for this Inquiry

INQ-ref REC-UID CODE SubCode SrcNUM Recommendation
INQ309 REC309-2467 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 1

Further work be undertaken to develop effective public flood risk messaging and community education materials that are easy to understand and tested with the community to ensure flood risk is understood. 

INQ309 REC309-2479 C - Response 34 - Local knowledge Recommendation 13

Local groups should plan for and establish clear arrangements to effectively manage offers of assistance including the management of goods, services and volunteers. 

INQ309 REC309-2478 A - Responsibility 25 - Inquiry, audit, lessons management and after action review Recommendation 12

The progress of recovery for this event be reviewed incrementally over the next 2 to 3 years, with a formal, independent report provided on the effectiveness of the recovery after 3 years.

INQ309 REC309-2477 A - Responsibility 21 - Role of Commonwealth Government Recommendation 11

The Department of Housing and Public Works should be included within Local Disaster Management Group evacuation centre planning and plans and assist with decision making around the relocation of evacuees from evacuation centres.

INQ309 REC309-2476 C - Response 11 - Evacuation and shelters Recommendation 10

Energy Queensland and local groups consider establishing formal arrangements that embed measures that assist evacuation plans to increase levels of safety. 

INQ309 REC309-2475 C - Response 15 - Inter-service cooperation Recommendation 9

Greater emphasis be placed on pre-planned and pre-determined arrangements between the Australian Defence Force and State and local agencies.

INQ309 REC309-2474 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour Recommendation 8

The provision of system-wide tools, education, guidance and testing for requests for assistance is strengthened to enhance understanding and outcomes.

INQ309 REC309-2473 A - Responsibility 22 - Role of local Gvt Recommendation 7

Councils, with the support of stakeholders, continue to develop and promote local disaster dashboards as the ‘point of truth’ for community information and messaging during disaster events. Greater use during recovery should be considered. 

INQ309 REC309-2472 A - Responsibility 38 - Agency/Department Reporting Recommendation 6

A single point of truth be established for accurately capturing and reporting on disaster management group activation levels for any given timeframe. 

INQ309 REC309-2471 F - Research and technology 17 - Assets and technology Recommendation 5

As part of the annual Emergency Action Plan review for the Ross River Dam, consideration should be given to the potential impacts of operating the gate outside automatic mode and whether this event has provided any new information and learnings which can be incorporated into the Emergency Action

INQ309 REC309-2470 C - Response 11 - Evacuation and shelters Recommendation 4

Evacuation centre plans be revised to better manage vulnerable persons, including the safe storage of medications and providing alternate arrangements for evacuees with additional needs. (e.g. evacuation centre for aged persons). 

INQ309 REC309-2469 E - Agency Organisation 12 - EM agency and authority Recommendation 3

Entities with disaster management responsibilities need to integrate the eight priorities identified within the Emergency Management Sector Adaptation Plan for Climate Change into their disaster management planning cycle.

INQ309 REC309-2468 D - Recovery 33 - Relief and recovery Recommendation 2

State Government agencies with key roles and responsibilities around disaster recovery provide increased support in the development of recovery at the local level (pre-event). 

INQ309 REC309-2480 A - Responsibility 22 - Role of local Gvt Recommendation 14

Councils should formalise arrangements with entities that have the skills, capability and capacity to effectively manage spontaneous volunteers. These should be documented and integrated into planning and exercising.