Lessons learned from these floods
FOR three years running now the North Burnett has been threatened by tropical weather events, giving the North Burnett Regional Council more knowledge to work with for future events.
North Burnett Regional Council chief executive officer Mark Pitt said he was happy with the efforts of the council, police and emergency services.
“Everyone did their jobs very well and professionally,” Mr Pitt said.
“We had Tropical Cyclone Marcia in 2015 and then another weather event in 2016 and now this one, so realistically the learning has gone all the way back to the 2010/11 floods.”
This weather event was the first where the Gayndah Disaster Management Centre was fully operational and able to be employed in management plans.
“This is the first time we have been able to use the building during a real world event, in the past it has only been drills,” Mr Pitt said.
“It went really well with regional and disaster management co-ordination happening and each town had their own councillor oversee sub-groups.
“One of the advantages to the new model of the disaster centre and sub-groups is being able to divide the region into the town so sub-groups can focus on their own township.”
COUNCIL RESPONSE: A number of roads were cut off during and after the flooding rain.