Disaster Plans & Studies
With many regions there is always a potential risk for natural disasters such as cyclones, bushfires and flooding. Council and the local disaster management group is committed to playing a key role in achieving community safety for residents and visitors.
Featured on this page are a range of disaster planning documents to assist in the recovery of our community in the event of disaster. Included is a range of disaster risk management studies.
Please note: Some of these are large files and are recommended for download by a broadband connection. To view the file in person, please contact council.
Townsville Local Disaster Management Group Plans
This plan details the arrangements within the Townsville City Council local government area to plan and coordinate capability in disaster management and disaster operations.
Animal Management Sub Plan - November 2016 (PDF 1.1 MB)
This sub plan addresses the issue of animal management during disaster situations.
Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) Sub Plan - December 2017 (PDF 799.0 KB)
This plan provides the framework for the management of asbestos containing material during a disaster situation.
Community Education and Marketing Sub Plan - January 2018 (PDF 475.8 KB)
An overview of the education and marketing implemented by council for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
This plan details the effective use of warnings to the community during a disaster situation.
Environmental Health Working Group Sub Plan - December 2017 (PDF 628.1 KB)
The purpose of this sub plan is to provide an effective preparation and response to the management of environmental health related functions before, during and after a disaster event – i.e. food safety, environmental protection, animal management, disease outbreak and mosquito management.
Evacuation & Transport Sub Plan - February 2018 (PDF 5.7 MB)
The Evacuation & Transport Sub Plan will be activated where the nature of a threat/hazard will require the movement of "at risk" persons and provides guidelines and details for the management of transportation during a disaster event.
Financial Management Sub Plan - January 2018 (PDF 434.1 KB)
The purpose of this plan is to manage the financial arrangements for a local disaster event.
Impact Assessment Sub Plan - February 2018 (PDF 647.5 KB)
The purpose of this plan is to assist in assessing the impact of a disaster situation in the region.
Local Recovery and Resilience Sub Plan - June 2018 (PDF 2.8 MB)
The Local Recovery & Resilience Sub Plan applies to emergency/disaster events occurring within the Townsville City Council local government area whereby local resources are sufficient to deal with the process of recovery.
Resupply Sub Plan - January 2018 (PDF 1.6 MB)
This plan provides a framework for planning and conducting resupply
Shelters and Evacuation Centres Sub Plan - December 2017 (PDF 1003.4 KB)
The purpose of this plan is to provide an effective and well-coordinated management of a shelters and evacuation centres.
Tsunami Response Plan for Townsville - January 2018 (PDF 2.1 MB)
The aim of this document is to outline the tsunami specific preparedness, prevention and
Evacuation Guides and Routes
Storm Tide Evacuation Guide (PDF 2.5 MB)
This guide is used to inform residents of predicted storm tide inundation associated with a tropical cyclone.
Tsunami Evacuation Guide (PDF 3.4 MB)
A guide to potential Tsunami inundation for the Townsville area.
Major Evacuation Routes Townsville and Magnetic Island (PDF 900.6 KB)
A map showing evacuation routes used pre, during and post disaster event.
This report is a summary of a longer and more technical Natural Disaster Risk Management Study.
The report details the outcomes of the multi-hazard
Disaster Risk Management Study.
2010 Townsville City Natural Disaster Risk Management Study - Former Thuringowa City Council Area - Executive Report (PDF 6.6 MB)
Prior to the amalgamation of Townsville and Thuringowa City Councils, Townsville
City had undertaken a Natural Disaster Risk Management study of its Local Government Area (LGA). This report was presented to Council in November 2009.
2010 Townsville City Natural Disaster Risk Management Study - Former Thuringowa City Council Area - Addendum Report (PDF 18.5 MB)
The purpose of this report is to extend the TOWNSVILLE CITY NATURAL DISASTER
RISK MANAGEMENT STUDY STAGE 1 report to include the former Thuringowa City.