Disaster Management

The Logan City Disaster Management Plan (PDF 5178 KB) can be activated to meet a range of events that could exceed the capacity of local emergency and community response organisations when a disaster or serious event occurs.

The purpose of the plan is to coordinate and provide direction and authority for the Local Disaster Management Group to mitigate potential adverse affects of an event and effectively respond to and recover from a disaster or emergency situation.

The State Disaster Management Act 2003 in general terms defines a disaster as a serious disruptive event occurring in a community that requires a significant co-ordinated response by the State and other entities to help the community to recover from the disruption.

A serious disruption means the loss of human life, illness or injury to humans; widespread or severe property loss or damage and widespread or severe damage to the environment.

An event could mean and include any of the following examples:

  • Flood
  • Severe storms and flash flooding
  • Major transport accident (road, rail, air)
  • Fire (urban and rural)
  • Hazardous substances accidents
  • Public health
  • Lost/injured persons
  • Earthquakes
  • Heatwaves

The current Local Disaster Management Plan addresses these elements, but following the 2008 Local Government Reform process the plan is now being revised to include the new Logan City Council boundary and the associated increase in Urban and Rural environments.

Any enquiries can be directed to Council's Disaster Management Unit on disastermanagement@logan.qld.gov.au.

Local Disaster Management Group

The City of Logan Local Disaster Management Group meet every three months and additional meetings are conducted to meet operational demands or disaster management training and exercise activities. The meeting is chaired by the Mayor and membership of the Group includes:

  • Council Officers and representatives from Logan City SES Unit
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue Service
  • Queensland Transport
  • Queensland Department of Works
  • Queensland Health and/or Logan Hospital
  • Energex
  • Telstra and/or Optus
  • Emergency Management Queensland
  • Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services 
  • Environmental Protection Agency

Other departments or agency representatives attend as required for scheduled meetings or operational events.

Council has established an Emergency Co-ordination Centre (ECC) in the Council Administration Building to coordinate disaster management operations and provide essential information and support to the Local Disaster Management Group.

Bushfire Risk Management Study and Evacuation Risk Management Study

The Bushfire Risk Management Study and Evacuation Risk Management Study were commissioned by Council to consolidate information relevant to Logan City post amalgamation, identify areas of potential risk and strategies to improve on current planning.

Any enquiries can be directed to Council's Disaster Management Unit on disastermanagement@logan.qld.gov.au.

Bushfire Risk Management Study and maps by division

Evacuation Risk Management Study and maps by division