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.
Evacuation Sub Plan - November 2016 (PDF 3.5 MB)
The Evacuation Sub Plan will be activated where the nature of a threat/hazard
will require the movement of "at risk" persons.
The purpose of this plan is to provide an effective and well-coordinated management of a shelters and evacuation centres.
Financial Management Sub Plan - November 2016 (PDF 510.1 KB)
The purpose of this plan is to manage the financial arrangements for a local disaster event.
Impact Assessment Sub Plan - November 2016 (PDF 491.3 KB)
The purpose of this plan is to assist in assessing the impact of a disaster situation in the region.
This plan provides the framework for the management of asbestos containing material during a disaster situation.
This plan details the effective use of warnings to the community during a disaster situation.
Community Education and Marketing Sub Plan - November 2016 (PDF 550.1 KB)
An overview of the education and marketing implemented by council for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Animal Management Sub Plan - November 2016 (PDF 1.1 MB)
This sub plan addresses the issue of animal management during disaster situations.
Tsunami Response Plan for Townsville - November 2016 (PDF 1.6 MB)
The aim of this document is to outline the tsunami specific preparedness, prevention and
Local Human-Social, Economic, Environmental and Infrastructure Recovery and Reconstruction Plan - June 2016 (PDF 1.1 MB)
This plan provides the details of Council’s processes involved in planning for and delivering recovery assistance post disaster.
To provide a framework for the council to adequately prepare and respond to a disaster situation.
Transport Sub Plan - November 2016 (PDF 908.8 KB)
This plan provide guidelines and details for the management of transportation during a disaster event.
Resupply Sub Plan - November 2016 (PDF 1.5 MB)
This plan provides a framework for planning and conducting resupply
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.