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Posted on: 26 November, 2018

Community event invites resident’s to learn more about disasters at Get Ready, Get Resilient Day


If you need help with your ‘what-if’ plan or want to learn more about coastal hazards, Council is inviting residents along to the Get Ready, Get Resilient – Hub Open Day on Saturday, 8 December from 9am to 1pm.

The event aims to help the community to better understand the risk of tsunamis, cyclones and storm surges as our region enters the beginning of storm season.

Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton, who is also Deputy Chairman of the Livingstone Shire Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) said the all-inclusive free family fun day was created to give residents an opportunity to find out more information on how they could be best prepared should any of these major weather events occur.

“This timely and important community event aims to identify local risks and hazards, promote resilience through the Get Ready initiative, and understand how disasters are managed,” Cr Hutton said.

“It’s also a chance for the community to speak one-on-one with emergency service agencies to get a better insight into the strategic operations in place for our region when a disaster occurs.

“Our region is not unfamiliar with the devastation and costly impacts major disasters can have, so it’s important to remind residents of Council’s comprehensive emergency plans and key actions to ensure our community is resilient and as knowledgeable as possible on potential coastal risks.

“Council would like to thank the Commonwealth Government, Queensland Government and Queensland Reconstruction Authority for their support of the event in partnership with Livingstone Shire Council.

“Multiple agencies will be on hand with advice and information that can help you put together your ‘what-if’ plan, so I encourage everyone to come along to find out more about coastal hazards with interactive activities, demonstrations and family entertainment.”

Bring the kids along to enjoy free amusement rides, face painting and free Santa photos from 10am to 12pm, with tours of the newly completed building, The Hub, also taking place on the day.

For more information and to book a tour of The Hub, visit and for disaster event updates, go to Council’s Disaster Dashboard at

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