04 Oct How to Stay Safe this Bushfire Season
Queensland primary producers are being urged to prepare now for natural disasters to help ensure the safety of family, workers and animals.
Bushfire is expected to be a particular risk in Queensland following the warmer winter weather this year. By taking the necessary steps now, producers can reduce the risk of disaster damage and financial loss. Producers should also ensure that livestock have access to higher ground or are moved to safer ground or shelter with access to food and water ahead of an event.
Mark Furner who is the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, has urged the importance of being prepared for this disaster season.
“The Bureau of Meteorology has indicated that a high fire danger is likely to impact Queensland over the coming months,” said Mr Furner.
“As a primary producer it’s critical you have plans in place to help support your business during a bushfire, as well as cyclones and floods,”
“I urge pet owners not to forget about family pets in household or farm emergency plans.” said Mr Furner.
For more information on flood and cyclone preparations, such as local evacuation routes and public shelter arrangements, contact Gladstone Regional Council.
Information on disasters for small businesses including primary producers is available at https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/natural-disaster/disaster-hub