Queensland State Disaster Management Plan
The Queensland State Disaster Management Plan (QSDMP) is primarily intended for disaster management stakeholders within the state of Queensland. The QSDMP establishes the framework, arrangements and practices that enable current and future disaster management in Queensland. It includes guidance for disaster management stakeholders through the provision of commentary and directions to supporting documents such as plans, strategies or guidelines. The plan highlights significant elements of disaster management which are important to all Queenslanders.
The plan aims to mitigate the effects of, prepare for, respond to, recover from and build resilience to disaster events under the current and future climate.
The Queensland State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment informs the plan. As the risk assessment matures, the plan will change.
- Risk Management— Understanding our disaster risk enhances resilience, preparedness, response and recovery.
- Planning—Informed by risk and developed in consultation and collaboration.
- Local Focus—Disaster management activities assist local disaster management groups, who are provided with committed and meaningful support.
- Resilience— Economic costs of disasters will rise as will their frequency. Focusing on resilience will enable us to meet this challenge.