Council seeks input to aid flood response

EAST Warwick residents have had enough after being hit by floods in 2010, 2011 and again in 2013.

The council is seeking input from these residents on how to prepare as individuals, a neighbourhood or community to reduce the property damage and psychological harm caused through experiencing a disaster in our community.

They will be holding a community forum for East Warwick residents to discuss how they were affected the 2013 flood and to seek their answers to the following questions:

  •  What are the burning issues for you since this flood event?
  •  How can we improve on how we prepare and respond?
  •  Who needs to be involved in making things happen?

Disaster Management staff from council and emergency services will be present at the forum to answer questions and provide information.

"The residents of East Warwick were among the most affected by the recent flooding event and council has conducted a letterbox drop inviting those residents to attend the forum," said manager of community services Sheila Stebbings.

"We need to build a safer environment and the best way to do this is to get answers on what our residents' needs are during and after events such as floods," Ms Stebbings said.

"Once we have these answers we can look at more efficient and effective preparations for future events and our response to them."

Details for the forum

  • When: Wednesday, April 17
  • Where: East Bowls Club (Lyons St, Warwick)
  • Time: 5.30pm for a cuppa and food; 6pm to 8pm (business)

For catering purposes please RSVP to: Pam Burley (Community Development Officer) SDRC by email to pam.burley@southerndowns.qld.gov.au or call 4661 0404/0428 181 239.

This event is made possible by funding provided under the Community Development and Recovery Program, a joint initiative of the federal and Queensland governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.



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