Your local Council is emergency-ready
Date posted: 19 June 2017
When the winds pick up, the heavens open, and roads are affected by flash flooding, it is nice to know that staff at Lake Macquarie City Council are well-prepared.
From getting crews out on the ground to clear debris and make roadways safe, to ensuring our customer service team are ready to take your calls and our staff are providing updates over social media, the safety of the Lake Macquarie community is our number one priority.
Council’s Manager Property and Business Development, Kate Cramp, said Council’s Business Continuity Plan helps ensure that the critical functions remain operational throughout a crisis, such as a natural disaster.
“Based on experience from past events, we’ve improved our capacity to respond to an emergency. Learning from these disasters ensures effective continuity and recovery of the services we provide,” Ms Cramp said.
Council also works with a range of emergency services agencies, including the State Emergency Service (SES) and Rural Fire Service (RFS) to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
In recent years, we’ve supported our community in response and recovery operations, undertaking activities such as:
- clearance and re-establishment of roads and bridges;
- demolition and shoring-up of buildings;
- removal of debris;
- construction and maintenance of temporary levees and evacuation routes;
- erection of barricades and fences for public protection;
- damage assessment;
- rescue arrangements;
- recovery planning;
- clean up and disposal of flood-damaged household waste and green waste; and
- environmental remediation and restoration.
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Page last updated: 19 June 2017