Attorney-General, Robert McClelland and Federal Member for Page, Janelle Saffin have released key emergency management manuals to improve flood preparedness, warnings and emergency response.
“The manuals will assist Australian communities to build their resilience to flooding by providing information and expert advice to a range of relevant agencies and organisations,” Mr McClelland said.
The manuals have been developed in conjunction with the Australian Council of State Emergency Services and are part of the Australian Emergency Manual series which are developed to provide information on nationally consistent best practice in emergency management.
The manuals were launched in the Northern New South Wales city of Lismore, which was hit by major floods in May.
“Local residents are unfortunately all too familiar with the tragic consequences of severe flooding. These manuals provide the community with valuable guidance on all stages of flood preparation and response,” Saffin said.