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Disaster Management Plan

The Logan City Disaster Management Plan (PDF 2680 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.

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 Program.

Bushfire Risk Management Study and maps by division

Evacuation Risk Management Study and maps by division