Isaac opens doors on upgraded disaster coordination centre

Queensland reconstruction authority s luke del favero mayor anne baker and anglo amercian representative sandra thomson web tn

A coordination hub for disaster management personnel during times of severe weather events has officially opened in the Isaac region.

The Moranbah’s SES training facility on Bacon Street has been upgraded into the Isaac Local Disaster Coordination Centre.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker who is also the Chair of the Isaac Local Disaster Management Group along with representatives from Queensland Reconstruction Authority and Anglo American opened the centre on Thursday, 24 October.

Mayor Baker said the upgrades have transformed the base into a quality centre for disaster coordination.

“The disaster base will allow our team to better collaborate, secure resources, and communicate vital warnings and information out to our community,” she said.

“The facility now includes a dedicated 45KVA generator, video teleconferencing facilities, and operational upgrades to ensure our community can remain connected and supported if disaster strikes.

“With back-up power, and improved technology services, we can streamline information sharing, and remain self-sufficient in any emergency.”

“Our priority is community safety and keeping residents up-to-date with the latest information.”

“Experience shows that communities who are well prepared and supported before a disaster, are more resilient, and able to recover faster.”

Mayor Baker thanked the Queensland Government and Anglo American, saying the upgrades have been made possible by funding provided by both the Queensland Government’s Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund (QDRF), and Anglo American’s Community Funding Program.

“This opening today is proof of our working partnerships between all levels of government and private enterprise to bring the best to our local communities,” she said.

Council’s Disaster Dashboard is also an invaluable tool for the community to use during an emergency or natural disaster and can be accessed via

Extreme weather in Queensland is not an ‘if’ but a ‘when’ and Isaac residents are encouraged to prepare their household emergency plan along with an evacuation and emergency kit to ensure they are disaster ready.

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