Disaster management response
We support the Queensland Government State Disaster Management Plan (PDF) by providing information in disaster situations that relate to our 4 referable dams and abandoned mine sites. We also provide land and spatial information on disaster-affected land across Queensland.
We are required to undertake various planning activities to prevent, prepare, respond to and recover from disasters. We may also be called on to:
- provide advice regarding unallocated state land or land managed by the department which has been impacted by disaster
- assist the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Police in the capture of spatial imagery and spatial information analysis
- advise about impacts on and from Queensland abandoned mines
- provide updates on the opening and closure status of current mining operations
- help with the efficient deployment of personnel and resources
- advise about economic impacts
- issue warnings, alerts and general information in accordance with emergency action plans for the referable water dams that we manage.
We do this as part of a whole-of-government commitment to ensuring that Queensland communities can be confident in our ability to drive recovery, resilience and future prosperity.
Our first, direct response includes:
- rapid mobilisation of relevant functions
- early contact with abandoned mine sites
- timely and accurate reporting to the State Disaster Coordination Group and where necessary the Minister
- effective implementation of regulatory and non-regulatory responses
- efficient deployment of personnel and resources.
Last reviewed: 21 February 2023