Disaster Management

​On this page, you will find documents and links to information to help you prepare and deal with the effects of natural disasters and emergencies.  

See the Australian Government's Bureau of Meteorology website for the latest information on:

Lockyer Valley Local Disaster Management Plan

To view the current version of this plan, please click the link below.

Early Warning Network

Residents of the Lockyer Valley are encouraged to join the Early Warning Network (EWN) to receive free warning alerts for severe thunderstorms, hail, destructive winds, cyclones and flooding. Residents can choose alerts via email, SMS to a mobile number or voice alerts on a landline when registering online.

Floodwater Safety

​Our summer storm season brings with it severe weather and the possibility of flash flooding.  Many drivers don't understand the risks when driving into floodwater and often feel pressured to do so whether it be because of the need to collect the kids from school or the strong desire to get home during severe weather. Driving through flooded roads can be fatal - the dangers include:

  • being washed from a causeway - less than 60 centimetres of slow moving water can wash away any type of car, even a four wheel drive
  • getting snagged by submerged debris
  • stalling in rising water
  • collapsed causeways or roads washing away without warning

Remember, if it's flooded, forget it!  For more information on preparing your 'Plan B', check out the Queensland Government's floodwater safety website - www.qld.gov.au/floodwatersafety.

Prepare for natural disasters

Please click on the following natural disasters for preparation information:

Please follow the links below to prepare:

for natural disasters or emergencies.

Stormwater Control

For information regarding the best course of action to take, your responsibility and Council's responsibility, please view the Stormwater Control Factsheet.

Helpful links:

Page reviewed: 08 Nov 2016 7:47pm