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Disaster Management Plan

The Logan City Local Disaster Management Plan (PDF 5380 KB) provides an outline for prevention, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements for the Logan community and provides direction and authority for the Local Disaster Management Group to coordinate capability in disaster management and disaster operation. The LDMP ensures that appropriate strategies are developed and initiated to minimise the potential adverse effects of a disaster on the Logan community and to ensure that response to and recovery from a disaster or emergency situation occurs in an effective and timely manner.

In accordance to the Disaster Management Act 2003, the Local Disaster Management Plan 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 Disaster Management Act 2003 defines a disaster as “a serious disruption in a community, caused by the impact of an event, that requires a significant coordinated response by the State and other entities to help the community 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 widespread severe damage to the environment.”

An event may be natural, such as the types of disasters that Logan is prone to, or an event could be caused by human acts or omissions. This may include a failure of, or disruption to, an essential service or infrastructure or an attack against the State.

Any enquiries can be directed to Council's Disaster Management Program.

Local Disaster Management Group

The City of Logan’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) 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 Logan City Council Mayor, and membership of the group includes:

  • Logan City Council representatives
  • Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Energex
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Queensland Health
  • Queensland Police Service
  • State Emergency Service
  • Red Cross

In accordance to the Disaster Management Act 2003, the LDMG members are appointed by position and are deemed to have the necessary expertise, experience and necessary authority and delegations within their organisations to perform the role effectively. Other departments or agency representatives attend as required for scheduled meetings or operational event.

Council has established a Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) in the Council Administration Building to coordinate disaster management operations and provide essential information and support to the Local Disaster Management Group.

All Hazards Risk Assessment Report

The All Hazards Risk Assessment Report  (PDF 2861 KB)consolidates information relevant to the City of Logan, identifies areas of potential risk and outlines strategies to improve on current planning for the following hazards:

  • Severe weather event - severe storm
  • Severe weather event - Tropical Cyclone
  • Severe weather event - East Coast Low
  • Earthquake
  • Landslide
  • Bushfire (Rural/Urban)
  • Hazardous Material Accident
  • Heatwave
  • Major Passenger Transport Accident
  • Major Air Transport Accident
  • Pandemic
  • Terrorism
  • Flooding

The results for each risk have been presented in a graphics format (PDF 5174 KB) to communicate the results of the assessment in a visual manner. The pages present the identified hazards, consequence scores, likelihood scores, risk scoring matrices, and the results for each risk presented graphically for residual risk ratings throughout the year.

Any enquiries can be directed to Council's Disaster Management Program.

Register of plans and risk reports

Logan City Council has a number of sub-plans, risk reports and associated documents that support the Local Disaster Management Plan and the All Hazards Risk Assessment. Many of these documents are restricted due to confidential information.

General sub-plans

  • Evacuation
  • Evacuation Centre Management
  • Disaster Communication/Public Information and Warnings
  • Impact Assessment
  • Public Health
  • Re-Supply Operations
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Hazard specific sub-plans

  • Bushfire/Wildfire
  • Earthquake and Landslip
  • Hazardous Material
  • Heatwave
  • Severe Weather Events
  • Terrorism/Civil Disturbance
  • Tsunami
  • Urban Fire

Risk assessments and action plans

  • All Hazards Risk Assessment Study
  • Lake Dennis Emergency Action Plan
  • Logan and Albert River Floodplain Management Study and Plan
  • Seqwater Emergency Action Plans

Supporting documents

  • Local Disaster Management Group Members Guide
  • Logan City Recovery Plan