Council ready to roll out disaster management trailer

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Rockhampton Regional Council is ready to hit the road with a trailer designed to support disaster response, relief, recovery, and preparedness.

The project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Deputy Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Councillor Tony Williams said the trailer will be a vital resource for Council and other agencies in our Region.

“This may seem like a small addition in the scheme of our Region’s disaster management capability, but the trailer will very quickly become something that our residents will recognise,” said Cr Williams.

“To highlight how useful it will be, let’s imagine there was another event like the Gracemere bushfires in 2018.

“The trailer–which is fitted with solar, a generator, charging points, a computer, and Wi-Fi–would be dispatched to an evacuation centre or central community space.

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