INQ311

TitleLong
Paradise Dam Preparedness Review
Year
InquiryType
DisasterType
State

Recommendations for this Inquiry

INQ-ref REC-UID CODE SubCode SrcNUM Recommendation
INQ311 REC311-2489 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 1

To enable the community to have a shared understanding of risks and enhance community engagement, flood scenarios in Emergency Action Plans be published, and in a format that can be utilised by public mapping systems. 

INQ311 REC311-2504 A - Responsibility 25 - Inquiry, audit, lessons management and after action review Recommendation 16

To enable entities in the sector to proactively work to achieve better results for the community, the recommendations and lessons of this review should be evaluated through the lessons management processes of entities involved in dam safety for their value and relevance. 

INQ311 REC311-2503 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 15

To enable the casual/itinerant worker and tourism sector, including those who do not have English as a first language, to make informed choices about disaster management, community engagement and communication strategies about Paradise Dam and floods in the Burnett river system be tailored to thi

INQ311 REC311-2502 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 14

To enable the community to make informed choices about disaster management, and act on them, Sunwater develop and deliver a sustainable long-term communication strategy on the community safety issues and
risk profile connected with Paradise Dam. This is to be:

INQ311 REC311-2501 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 13

To enable the community to make informed choices about disaster management, and act on them, a joint Sunwater/council community engagement program be conducted to prepare the community downstream from Paradise Dam for events in the 2019/2020 storm and cyclone season, including the possibility of

INQ311 REC311-2500 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 12

To enable the community to make informed choices about disaster management, Bundaberg and North Burnett regional councils and Sunwater undertake a community-informed audible test of the Paradise Dam siren. 

INQ311 REC311-2499 B - Preparedness 39 - Disaster Risk Management Recommendation 11

To ensure enhanced capability integration and enable timely community messaging Bundaberg LDMG in consultation with Sunwater develop additional Emergency Alerts and associated polygons for a Paradise Dam failure and load these on to the disaster management portal. 

INQ311 REC311-2498 B - Preparedness 39 - Disaster Risk Management Recommendation 10

To enhance shared capacity and collaboratively manage risk, the Chair of the Bundaberg DDMG use the QERMF process to determine if dam failure for Paradise Dam should be reported as a residual risk in this instance due to known changes in the risk profile to:

INQ311 REC311-2497 B - Preparedness 39 - Disaster Risk Management Recommendation 9

To increase shared understanding of risks, ensure the coordination of plans and manage risks, dam failure for Paradise Dam be included as a separate risk within the Bundaberg District Disaster Management Plan (DDMP). 

INQ311 REC311-2496 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 8

To enhance shared capacity and collaboratively manage risk, the Chair of the Bundaberg LDMG use the Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework (QERMF) process to determine if dam failure for Paradise Dam should be reported as a residual risk to the Bundaberg DDMG in this instance due to known

INQ311 REC311-2495 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 7

To increase understanding of hazards and manage risks, dam failure for Paradise Dam be included as a separate risk within the Bundaberg LDMP. 

INQ311 REC311-2494 A - Responsibility 22 - Role of local Gvt Recommendation 6

To increase shared understanding of risks, enable coordinated plans and collaboratively engage with downstream community members, residents listed within a dam EAP be identified by the Local Government Area (LGA) they reside in. 

INQ311 REC311-2493 B - Preparedness 41 - Emergency Management exercises Recommendation 5

To increase shared understanding of risks and enhance capability integration and collaborative planning, both Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) participate in the exercising of the Paradise Dam Emergency Action Plan. 

INQ311 REC311-2492 B - Preparedness 39 - Disaster Risk Management Recommendation 4

To increase understanding of hazards and manage risks, dam failure for Paradise Dam be included as a separate risk within the North Burnett Local Disaster Management Plan (LDMP). 

INQ311 REC311-2491 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 3

To enable a shared understanding of the risk, changes in the risk profile of referable dams be clearly communicated by entities that own dams to stakeholders and the community likely to be affected.

INQ311 REC311-2490 B - Preparedness 39 - Disaster Risk Management Recommendation 2

To enable entities to have a shared understanding of forecast information for dam failure events during a flood, including flood wave travel time, speed and height, Emergency Action Plans contain protocols and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders for these aspects. 

INQ311 REC311-2505 A - Responsibility 25 - Inquiry, audit, lessons management and after action review Recommendation 17

This report be returned to the InspectorGeneral Emergency Management to monitor, evaluate and report on progress and implementation of the recommendation(s) that are accepted in whole or in part by government.