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									                                                                                                Recovery Plan




       Tablelands Community, Economic
              and Environmental
       Recovery and Reconstruction Plan

                                                    for


           TROPICAL CYCLONE YASI

                         Adopted on 15 June 2011

                    Authority                            Date           Document Details
Document             Sarah Dean - Senior Advisor       15/06/11 Document       DW# 2146073
Owner:               Disaster Management /                      Number:
                     Local Disaster Coordinator
Approved by:         Tom Gilmore - Mayor and           15/06/11 Version No:             V1.1 LIVE
                     Chair of LDMG
                                                                   Date Issued:         28 June 2011
                                                                   Review Date:         19 October 2011



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TABLE OF CONTENTS


1.2 DISTRIBUTION LIST.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...4

1.3 AMENDMENT REGISTER.......................................................................................................................5

1.4 DATE....................................................................................................................................................5

2.1 INTRODUCTION .…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5

2.2 BACKGROUND.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6

2.3 INITIAL RESPONSE...............................................................................................................................7

2.4 CURRENT SITUATION ..........................................................................................................................7

3.1 OVERVIEW OF THE LOCAL PLAN..........................................................................................................8

        3.1.1 Scope…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8
         3.1.2 Aim/ Intent………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
         3.1.3 Goals/ Objectives…………………………………………………………………………………………………..8
         3.1.4 Guiding Principles………………………………………………………………………………………………….8
3.2 PROCESS UNDERTAKEN TO DEVELOP THIS PLAN.………………………………………………………………..10
3.3     RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE…………………….…………………………………………11
3.4 MEETINGS - TABLELANDS RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION COMMITTEES……………………………..12
3.5 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN PREPARING THIS PLAN……………………………………….……………………………..13

         3.5.1 Community Recovery & Reconstruction Committee.…………………………………………………...…13

         3.5.2 Community Groups, Networks and Organisations                             .…………………………………………………………………13
         3.5.3 Industry, Business and Community Service Organisations..…………………………………………..…13

4.1 IMPACT ASSESSMENT .......................................................................................................................14

4.2 PRIORITY RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION NEEDS…………………………………..……………………………15

4.3 KEY LOCAL RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION ISSUES…………………................................................ .15

4.4 KEY LOCAL RESOURCE ASSISTANCE..………………………………………..…………………………………………….15

4.5 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES,……………………………………………………………………………………………………….16

         4.5.1 Tablelands Regional Council,………………………………………………………………………..………….16

         4.5.2 Tablelands Recovery & Reconstruction Committee. …………………………………………………………….16

         4.5.3 Human-Social Recovery,…………………………………………………………………………………………..16

         4.5.4 Economic Recovery.…....………………………………………………………………………………………………………17

         4.5.5 Built and Natural Environment Recovery....…………...………………………………………………………………18

         4.5.6 Queensland Reconstruction Authority.………….…..………………………………………………………………….19

4.6 CONTACTS REGISTER…………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………….19

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5.1 AGREEMENTS, UNDERSTAND AND COMMITMENTS ……………….………………………………………………………..19

5.2 PUBLIC INFORMATION…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….20

6.0 NEXT STEPS..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..20

APPENDIX 1: LG Administrative Boundaries Map showing TC Yasi Impact Area ………..…………………….. 21

APPENDIX 2: TC Yasi Tracking Map showing Very Destructive & Destructive Wind Boundaries..... …………… 22

APPENDIX 3: NDRRA Activation Map …...………………………………………………………………………………….23

APPENDIX 4: Community Recovery Forums - Detail of Events and Feedback…………………………………………….24

APPENDIX 5: Recovery and Reconstruction Sub-Group Action Plans ………………………………………………………30

APPENDIX 6: Contacts Register…………………………………………………………………………………………... …65




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1.2     Distribution List
The Community, Economic and Environmental Recovery Plan is a post-event operational plan for the Tablelands
Regional Council area which has been prepared following the impact of Tropical Cyclone Yasi.

Amendments to this plan will be distributed in accordance with the information detailed below.

The plan is available to members of the public at Council offices and Libraries and through Council's website and
social media sites.



               Organisation / Agency                                                  Position
Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)                     Chairman Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Tablelands Regional Council                                   Mayor
                                                              Chief Executive Officer
                                                              Councillors
                                                              General Managers
Tablelands Local Disaster Management Group                    Local Disaster Coordinator

                                                              Local Recovery Coordinator
Emergency Management Queensland                               Area Director - Far Northern Region
LDMG Economic Recovery Sub Group                              Department of Employment, Economic Development and
                                                              Innovation - Area Director
LDMG Human-Social Recovery Sub Group                          Department of Communities - Area Director
LDMG Built & Natural Environment Recovery Sub Group           Department of Local Government and Planning -
                                                              Regional Director
Mareeba District Disaster Management Group                    District Disaster Coordinator
Cairns Regional Council Local Disaster Management             Local Disaster Coordinator
Group
Cassowary Coast Regional Council Local Disaster               Local Disaster Coordinator
Management Group
Cook Shire Council Local Disaster Management Group            Local Disaster Coordinator
Etheridge Shire Regional Council Local Disaster               Local Disaster Coordinator
Management Group
Hinchinbrook Regional Council Local Disaster                  Local Disaster Coordinator
Management Group
Charters Towers Regional Council Local Disaster               Local Disaster Coordinator
Management Group
Carpentaria Shire Regional Council Local Disaster             Local Disaster Coordinator
Management Group
Australian Red Cross                                          TC Yasi Recovery Coordinator
All TRC Service Centre Points
TRC Website / Facebook Page
All TRC Libraries
All Chambers of Commerce




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1.3 Amendment List

For ease of amendment numbered sections are used in this document. When an amendment is required, only the
section amended will be forwarded to plan holders.

Plan holders are responsible for updating their copy of the plan and completing the amendment record.

                        Amended                                      Details of Amendment               Amended By
                         Section
              No.                        Date                                                           Initials / Date
Version 1.0                    15 June 2011                     First Issue - adopted by
                                                                Council
Version 1.1                    27 June 2011                     Minor amendment to
                                                                Economic & Built & Natural
                                                                Environment Action Plans.




Proposals for the amendment or addition to the Local Plan should be forwarded to the Chair of the Tablelands
Community Recovery and Reconstruction Committee. Amendments should be forwarded in writing to:

Councillor Shaaron Linwood
Tablelands Regional Council
PO Box 573
Atherton, QLD 4883

disaster.management@trc.qld.gov.au


1.4 Date
This plan was formally adopted by Tablelands Regional Council on 15 June 2011.

2.1    Introduction

The Tablelands Community, Economic and Environmental Recovery and Reconstruction Plan has been prepared by
Tablelands Regional Council on behalf of our local communities to outline our needs and priorities following Tropical
Cyclone Yasi which impacted the region during February 2011.

Tablelands Regional Council recognises that successful reconstruction and recovery is dependent on community-led
processes and this plan reflects our best effort to articulate the diverse cross section of views in the communities we
represent. Following the impact of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, our community engagement strategy has provided


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opportunities for local communities to actively participate in the development of this plan and to influence recovery
needs and priorities.
The Tablelands Community, Economic and Environmental Recovery and Reconstruction Plan is a medium to long-
term plan for the recovery and reconstruction of our disaster affected communities. It is a living document which will
be continually reviewed to enable Council and our communities to implement and monitor recovery efforts and to
periodically assess our progress against our recovery objectives.

The priority of Tablelands Regional Council has been to ensure an effective response to the immediate needs and
short-term recovery of our communities. As we progress into medium to long-term recovery, Council wishes to
nurture our communities to be safe, secure and self-sufficient whilst at the same time developing awareness and
preparedness for future disaster events.

Tablelands Regional Council formally adopted the plan on 15 June 2011 prior to submission to the Queensland
Reconstruction Authority for consideration and support. It should be noted that the submission to the Queensland
Reconstruction Authority does not guarantee that projects will be funded but it will enable the Authority to identify and
prioritise possible resource alignment to proposed projects.


2.2    Background
The Tablelands Region is located in Far North Queensland, about 1,800 kilometres north of Brisbane, and 100
kilometres west of Cairns. The Tablelands Region is bounded by the Cook Shire in the north, the Cairns Region, the
Cassowary Coast Region and the Hinchinbrook Shire in the east, the Charters Towers Region and the Etheridge
Shire in the south, and the Carpentaria Shire in the west. See map at Appendix 1.

The Tablelands Region is an area covering 64,768 square kilometres of diverse landscapes including world heritage
rainforests, national parks and state forest, crater lakes, extensive savannahs and wetlands. The primary regional
centres are Atherton and Mareeba, with other major towns at Herberton and Malanda. Smaller townships include
Chillagoe, Dimbulah, Julatten, Millaa Millaa, Mount Molloy, Ravenshoe, Mt. Garnet, Kuranda, Tinaroo, Tolga,
Walkamin and Yungaburra.

The population of 42,196 is dispersed across this large, geographically diverse region. The following table notes the
primary localities and towns with approximate population numbers. Despite our growing urban areas, more than half
the population of the Tablelands Region live in rural and remote areas.

LOCATION             POPULATION           % OF TOTAL            LOCATION              POPULATION           % OF TOTAL
                                          POPULATION                                                       POPULATION
Arriga                      115                   0%            Malanda                     1,928                  5%
Atherton                   7,067                 17%            Mareeba                     8,993                 22%
Barrine                     258                   1%            Millaa Millaa                290                   1%
Beatrice                    219                   1%            Millstream                   756                   2%
Biboohra                    410                   1%            Mount Carbine                131                   0%
Butchers Creek              285                   1%            Mount Garnet                 879                   2%
Chewko                     1,058                  3%            Mount Molloy                 275                   1%
Chillagoe                   303                   1%            Paddys Green                 346                   1%
Dimbulah                   1460                   4%            Peeramon                     370                   1%
East Barron                 308                   1%            Ravenshoe                   1,442                  4%
Ellinjaa                    139                   0%            Speewah                      808                   2%
Evelyn                      369                   1%            Tarzali                      853                   2%
Herberton                   974                   2%            Tinaroo                      268                   1%
Irvinebank                  310                   1%            Tolga                       1772                   4%
Julatten                    978                   2%            Topaz                        294                   1%
Kairi                       365                   1%            Upper Barron                 236                   1%
                                                                (Atherton Shire)
Koah                        363                   1%            Upper Barron                 347                      1%
                                                                (Eacham Shire)
Kuranda                    2493                   6%            Walkamin                     630                      2%
Lake Barrine               429                    1%            Wondecla                     951                      2%
Lake Eacham                277                    1%            Yungaburra                   932                      2%

                                                                                                                (ASGC 2006)

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The main contributors to the economy of the region is primary production, which includes beef, dairy and agricultural
farming. Government services, mining and tourism also contribute heavily to the local economy.

Tropical Cyclone Yasi, a Category 5 system, made landfall near Mission Beach early morning, Thursday 3rd February.
Yasi produced destructive winds, storm surges and heavy rain, whilst tracking westwards across northern
Queensland. The Very Destructive Winds of Yasi affected many Western Stations whilst the Destructive Winds
affected the majority of townships within the Southern Tablelands Region. See map at Appendix 2.

In the wake of Yasi, properties have reported structural, vegetative and infrastructure damage from the winds and rain.
There has been a significant impact on small businesses with the cattle industry suffering the greatest level of impact.
The dairy industry and horticulture and cropping industries have also reported losses due to damage and reduction in
yields. Information regarding impact assessment can be found at Section 4.1.


2.3    Initial Response
Tablelands Regional Council activated its Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) several days prior to the impact
of Tropical Cyclone Yasi to provide 24 hour monitoring and reporting as the cyclone tracked towards the FNQ coast.

The initial priorities of the LDMG were to focus on warning and informing the local community and providing
emergency relief operations to protect life and property, critical public infrastructure and other essential public safety
requirements.

The Local Disaster Coordination Centre was established at Mareeba to coordinate the multi-agency response and
established a number of "Refuges of Last Resort" in response to people evacuating coastal storm surge areas and as
a refuge for tourists and caravan dwellers that were unable to make alternative arrangements.

The restoration of essential public services e.g. water and sewerage, power and communications was a high and
immediate priority for the LDMG as was the clearing of critical roads with the intention of making the road network
safe and trafficable. Green waste exceeding 17,000 tonnes was also collected from all urban waste collection areas.
A number of residential properties and businesses reported structural, vegetative and infrastructure damage from the
winds and rain. A series of high rainfall monsoonal events post Tropical Cyclone Yasi have further contributed to the
extent of damage experienced in the region.

The LDMG requested that Tablelands Regional Council establish a Recovery and Reconstruction Committee with 3
associated Sub-Groups to focus on Human-Social, Economic and Built and Natural Environment recovery operations.

2.4    Current Situation
Rapid and more detailed impact assessments that were conducted following the impact of Tropical Cyclone Yasi
demonstrate that the greatest areas of impact and consequently the greatest level of damage was sustained to the
remote properties in the south western area of the region and in the townships of Millaa Millaa, Malanda, Ravenshoe
and Mount Garnet in the Southern Tablelands area.

Immediate/short term recovery has been coordinated through Council's existing disaster management arrangements.
The LDMG Recovery & Reconstruction Committee was activated by the Mayor and held its first meeting on Monday
28 February 2011.

Significant progress has been made with recovery operations since February 2011. Repair works as a result of the
damage sustained to roads and other critical infrastructure has commenced and most power and communications
infrastructure has been repaired. Vegetation has been cleared in many areas although the clearing of vegetation from
creeks and waterways presents major challenges because of a lack of a River Trust in the region.

Significant community consultation has already been undertaken with affected communities. Recovery workshops
have been held in each of the affected townships, a wider community feedback survey has been implemented,
outreach work and attendance by agencies at local community events have been regular features of the recovery
program enabling Council to clearly identify community recovery priorities and aspirations. Council has also worked
with other agencies such as Department of Communities to assess the impact of Tropical Cyclone Yasi on the social
well-being of the community and evidence suggests that distress levels and anxiety remain high especially with those
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The impact to the agricultural industry has been significant and is likely to continue to affect the local economy in the
immediate future with restricted access into and around some properties and over 10,000 kilometres of damaged
fencing resulting in mustering and stock control issues.

The Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services has activated the Commonwealth/State Natural
Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). See map at Appendix 3. This activation states that the
Tablelands Regional Council has the following NDRRA Relief Measures activated:

     Counter Disaster Operations
     Personal Hardship Assistance
     Concessional Loans for Small Businesses
     Concessional Loans for Primary Producers
     Freight Subsidies for Primary Producers
The Recovery & Reconstruction Committee continues to meet on a monthly basis at the current time and is now in a
position to focus on the longer term needs and priorities that are necessary to restore vibrant, functioning and
sustainable communities. The Recovery & Reconstruction Committee recognises that emergence from this disaster
event presents a unique opportunity to enhance resilience for future events.

3.1       Overview of the Local Plan

3.1.1 Scope

This plan is prepared under the authority of Section 57 of the Queensland Disaster Management Act 2003 as a
post-event operational recovery plan for Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasi. This plan sits within the suite of disaster
management documents which support the Tablelands Regional Council’s ‘Disaster Management Plan’.

The Local Government Act 2009 requires Councils to undertake meaningful community engagement as a
cornerstone of good governance.


3.1.2 Aim / Intent

This Plan aims to provide a framework for Tablelands Regional Council, government organisations, local community
groups and emergency agencies to quickly, practically and efficiently facilitate the recovery of affected individuals,
communities and the built and natural environments impacted by TC Yasi within the Council’s area of responsibility.

3.1.3 Goals / Objectives

The objectives of this plan are to:-

         Ensure community participation in the recovery process;
         Identify responsibilities and tasks of key agencies;
         Identify appropriate recovery measures;
         Document appropriate resourcing arrangements; and
         Outline recovery management structures and management processes.


3.1.4 Guiding Principles

Successful reconstruction and recovery relies upon:

                COMMUNITY led approaches;
                COORDINATION of all activities;
                Effective COMMUNICATION; and
                Acknowledging and building CAPACITY




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The CONTEXT for disaster recovery is COMPLEX.

       Recovery is a long and challenging process that needs to recognise community diversity.
       Quick action is both crucial and expected, whilst resources may be compromised.
       Affected individuals and communities have diverse needs, wants and expectations.
       Demands are immediate, evolve rapidly and disaster effects and interventions may create long term legacies.

       Lots of “players” create complex organisational relationships.
       A diversity of effects and impacts require a variety of strategies.
       Existing community values and knowledge may conflict with external intentions.
       An environment of grief or blame may affect those involved.


COMMUNITY LED APPROACHES

Successful recovery is responsive and flexible, engaging and empowering communities to move forward
positively.

Recovery activities should:
    Consider and address the needs of multiple affected communities.
    Use, and develop community knowledge, leadership, and resilience.
    Provide an opportunity, to improve previous conditions through enhancement of local economies,
       infrastructure, social and natural environments.
    Cater for communities that choose different paths to recovery.
    Ensure programs and services are flexible and adaptable, to meet the specific and changing needs of affected
       communities.
    Build strong partnerships between communities and all support agencies (incl. Government at all levels,
       NGO’s).


COORDINATION OF ALL ACTIVITIES

Successful recovery requires a coordinated and adaptive approach.

Recovery activities should:
    Be driven by those with experience and expertise, using skilled and trusted leadership.
    Be part of a holistic approach to emergency management.
    Utilise relationships created before and after a disaster, with no one working in isolation.
    Have clearly articulated and shared goals that are directly connected to desired outcomes.
    Be flexible to ensure that changes in community needs or stakeholder expectations are addressed.


EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Successful recovery is built on effective communication with affected communities and other stakeholders.

Recovery activities should:
    Ensure all communication is relevant, timely, clear, accurate, targeted and credible.
    Recognise that communication with a community is two-way and that feedback should be both sought and
       considered.
    Ensure that information is accessible to all audiences in diverse situations and is provided through a range of
       mediums.
    Establish mechanisms for coordinated and consistent communication with all organisations and individuals.
    Ensure open communication with the affected community over an extended time.
    Repeat key messages to ensure information is available when recovery audiences are receptive.




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ACKNOWLEDGING AND BUILDING CAPACITY

Successful recovery recognises, supports and builds on community and organisational capacity.

Recovery activities should:
    Provide appropriate support to people working in stressful situations.
    Quickly identify and mobilise community skills and resources.
    Establish a best-fit between identified need and support.
    Support the development of self-reliance.
    Recognise the window of opportunity that is offered to enhance community resilience, improve conditions, and
       build long term sustainability.
    Allow and enable individuals, families and communities to manage their own recovery.
    Provide a potential catalyst for ongoing emergency management development strategies .


3.2    Process undertaken to develop this plan

The Recovery and Reconstruction Committee was activated by the Chairperson of the LDMG immediately following
Tropical Cyclone Yasi. The first meeting was chaired by Cr. Shaaron Linwood on Monday 28 February 2011.

Three multi-agency sub groups were established to progress human-social, economic and natural and built
environment recovery for the region. Information from the initial impact assessments were analysed and further work
on needs analysis was progressed.

A community engagement strategy was developed to ensure maximum opportunity for comment from the community
and included initiatives such as Recovery Forums, a Tropical Cyclone Yasi Recovery Survey and attendance at
community events. Community feedback has been summarised and can be found at Appendix 4.

The Tablelands Community, Economic and Environmental Recovery and Reconstruction Plan has been developed as
a result of consultation with our communities and stakeholders. Proposed projects have been identified and prioritised
and this plan is being submitted to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority for consideration.

The implementation of this plan will be regularly reviewed to enable Council and our communities to monitor recovery
efforts and to periodically assess our progress against our recovery objectives.




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3.3 Recovery & Reconstruction Committee Members & Reporting Structure




                                                                     RECOVERY & RECONSTRUCTION
                                                                                 COMMITTEE
                                                                   Chair
                                                                   Senior Advisor Disaster Management
                                                                   Recovery Coordinator
                                                                                                                                    EMQ Advisor
                                                                   Human–Social Recovery Team Chair
                                                                   Economic Recovery Team Chair
                                                                   Built and Natural Environment Team Chair
                                                                   Management & Administration Support Team
                                                                   QRA




              Human-Social Recovery                                      Economic Recovery Sub-Group                       Built and Natural Environment Recovery Sub-
                     Sub-Group                                   Chair: Dept of Employment, Economic                                            Group
 Chair: Dept of Communities/Australian Red Cross                 Development and Innovation                               Chair: Dept of Local Government and Planning
 Members:                                                        Members:                                                     Members :
         Queensland Health                                             Department of Education, Employment                      Building Services Authority
         Centrelink                                                     and Workplace Relations                                  Dept of Transport and Main Roads
         Australia Red Cross                                           AgForce                                                  Dept of Environment and Resource
         Salvation Army                                                Chamber of Commerce                                       Management
         St Vincent de Paul                                            QRAA                                                     Terrain
         Lifeline                                                      Key Industry Representatives and Major                   TMR
         Rural and Remote Mental Health                                 Employers                                                Utility Owners/Operators
         Tablelands Community Support Service                                                                                    Tablelands Regional Council




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3.4      Meetings of the Tablelands Recovery & Reconstruction Committees

Meetings of the Committee and decisions made by the Committee is through a core structure
comprising the Chair, Recovery Coordinator, Disaster Coordinator, Chairs of each of the three sub-
groups and the EMQ advisor.

                                         Meeting Schedules

                                                                                 th
      Tablelands Recovery & Reconstruction                                     28 February, 2011
                   Committee
                                                                                      th
                                                                                14 March, 2011
                                                                                       th
                                                                                 11 April, 2011
                                                                                      th
                                                                                  9 May, 2011
                                                                                       st
                                                                                 21 June, 2011
                                                                TH
            Human-social Sub-Group                             4        February, 2011 (Teleconference)
                                                                   th
                                                               11 February, 2011 (Teleconference)
                                                                   th
                                                               15 February, 2011 (Teleconference)
                                                          th
                                                       24 March, 2011 (presentation by Dr Gordon)
                                                                        th
                                                                    7 April, 2011 (Teleconference
                                                                                      th
              Economic Sub-Group                                                 11 March,2011
                                                                                       th
                                                                                 12 April, 2011
                                                                                       rd
                                                                                  3 May 2011
                                                                                      th
   Built and Natural Environment Sub-Group                                      10 March, 2011
                                                                                      th
                                                                                24 March, 2011
                                                                                       th
                                                                                 19 April, 2011
                                                                                           th
                                                                                  17 May 2011


The community are considered an integral part of the Recovery and Reconstruction Committee and
as such have been invited to participate in feedback surveys and given the opportunity to participate
in recovery forums and to share knowledge and information.

                                          Community Forums

           Malanda - Malanda Pavilion                                        Monday 4 April, 6pm-8pm

               Millaa Millaa - RSL                                           Tuesday 5 April, 6pm-8pm

              Mt Garnet - Town Hall                                          Thursday 7 April, 6pm-8pm

            Ravenshoe - Festival Hall                                         Friday 8 April, 6pm-8pm



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3.5       People Involved in Preparing this Plan

3.5.1     Community Recovery & Reconstruction Committee

The Tablelands Community Recovery & Reconstruction Committee is a Sub-Group of the Tablelands
Local Disaster Management Group and has overall responsibility for producing this plan. All
recommendations and requests for action and/or authorisations/approvals will be presented to the
Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and the Tablelands Regional Council for consideration.

The diagram on page 11 details the members of the Community Recovery & Reconstruction
Committee who were involved in the development of this plan.

3.5.2     Community Groups, Networks and Organisations

Community Recovery Forum's were held in the following locations:

         Malanda
         Millaa Millaa
         Mt Garnet
         Ravenshoe

A summary of these workshops is included at Appendix 4.

A Community Recovery Survey was also initiated and copies of the survey were available from all
Council Service Centres, Libraries, Visitor Information Centres and on Council's website and disaster
management facebook page.

3.5.3     Industry, Business and Community Service Organisations

The following have contributed directly to the development of this plan:
    AgForce
    Australian Red Cross
    Ergon
    Ravenshoe Community Centre
    Telstra
    Key Industry Representatives and Major employers - Dairy, Avocado


The following have contributed indirectly to the development of this plan:

         QCWA
         The Salvation Army
         St Vincent de Paul
         Rural and Remote Health
         Yabu Mija
         Chamber of Commerce
         Progress Associations




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   4.1     Impact Assessment

   Human-Social

    The 'District Human-Social Recovery Group', chaired by the Department of Communities (DoC) was
    established immediately following the impact of TC Yasi and met by teleconference on a daily basis.
    The initial priority involved deploying DoC staff and recovery partners such as Centrelink and Red
    Cross to the worst affected areas to conduct initial community assessments in order to identify
    individuals experiencing hardship and / or requiring immediate practical, emotional or financial
    support. Mobile recovery centres have visited the affected areas to provide information to affected
    communities and individual outreach assessments have been progressed over the previous three
    months identifying those requiring specialist counselling and mental health services which have been
    provided where necessary to accelerate the process of recovery.

   A number of properties in the region suffered structural damage to varying degrees, with at least two
   homes losing their entire roofs. The Human-Social Recovery Group has provided temporary
   accommodation to those in need and assisted affected residents with accessing financial assistance
   to undertake repairs to dwellings. Housing stock on the Tablelands has also been provided for
   residents of Cassowary Coast who were severely impacted by the cyclone and no longer had a place
   to live.
   As time progressed, Tablelands Regional Council established its own Human-Social Recovery Sub-
   Group which was initially chaired by DoC and later by the Australian Red Cross to engage with
   affected communities to identify recovery priorities and to develop the Human-Social Recovery and
   Reconstruction Action Plan.



   Economic
   The issues in the provision of satisfactory back-up power supply, failure of telecommunications
   infrastructure such as phones and internet in the immediate days following the cyclone affected the
   recovery efforts of small businesses in the region. Similarly, whilst emergency power supply was
   provided in the intervening period to typical priority business and community assets, consideration
   also needs to be extended to other key businesses in small regional towns (e.g. local bakery).
   Issues with the accessibility of the coastal and inland road network created significant supply
   challenges for small businesses. (e.g. vulnerability of Nettle Creek Bridge, Innot Hot Springs).

   Primary Industries:
   The cattle industry in the southern districts of the region was extensively impacted by the cyclone with
   101 properties affected — 34 of which received severe damage in the form of fallen vegetation
   (trees), damaged fences, access roads, cattle/holding yards and stray stock. It is considered that it
   will take up to 2 years for most properties to rebuild their herd to pre-cyclone conditions. The dairy
   industry lost 100 thousand litres of milk but was better prepared with the provision of back-up
   generators compared to TC Larry in 2006.

   Some key crops in the region also suffered significant losses. It is estimated that 20% crop damage
   was experienced in the avocado industry, with up to 50% loss of income for some growers due to the
   combined effects of damaged and downgraded or rejected fruit. Heavy yield losses in the order of 20-
   30% were also evident in the macadamia industry. Other major fruit crops such as banana (5-10%
   damage), lychee and papaya largely escaped the impacts of their coastal counterparts. The tea
   industry reported 320 tonnes of tea destroyed but no lasting crop production loss is anticipated. Major
   field crops such as peanuts and corn may experience around 20% yield reduction due to soil borne
   diseases and pollination issues (respectively) following the cyclone. There was less than 1% damage
   reported to sugarcane crops on the Tablelands.


   Built & Natural Environment

   Transport and Main Roads and Council have identified over $460 million in damage for the region in
   road infrastructure. Major roads in the region were closed for a period of time due to debris and
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   proved inadequate for heavy vehicle access due to waterlogged /damaged road shoulders as well as
   a maximum bridge gross limit and flooding at Nettle Creek, Innot Hot Springs.

   The immediate issues identified effecting the Natural Environment are wildlife management, removal
   of debris from land and waterways, roaming stock and access to National Parks. Long term natural
   environment issues include pest weed and animal control and fire management which will continue to
   be dealt with by relevant agencies.

   The priorities relating to the Built Environment include fencing restoration which is largely a landholder
   issue. However, assistance from DEEDI's Operational Clean Up package is available.


   4.2     Priority Recovery and Reconstruction Needs
   The Tablelands Recovery & Reconstruction Committee and associated Sub-Groups have identified
   key priority areas for recovery and reconstruction. This information has been captured in 3 Action
   Plans (Human-Social, Economic, Built and Natural Environment) which can be found at
   Appendix 5.

   Each of the 3 Sub-Groups have developed their action plan from feedback received from the
   community and other key stakeholders and have prioritised projects according to need. Action plans
   identify the agencies / individuals responsible for implementation of the projects, whether funding is
   available / has been secured, the benefits to the local community, economy and environment and a
   timeframe for completion of the tasks.

   Action Plans will be continually reviewed and updated at Sub-Group meetings considering emerging
   issues, additional actions required, role and responsibility allocation, ongoing coordination
   arrangements and overall progress. This information will be regularly reported to the Recovery &
   Reconstruction Committee, the LDMG and Tablelands Regional Council. Regular updates will be
   provided to the community through media statements, website, social media and community
   consultation and education.


   4.3     Key Local Recovery and Reconstruction Issues
   Projects have been prioritised within the action plans which can be found at Appendix 5.


   4.4     Key Local Resource Assistance
   Tablelands Regional Council has incurred a significant amount of expenditure during the response
   and immediate / short-term recovery operations. In addition, a number of stakeholders have provided
   / promised additional resources to support Tablelands Regional Council in implementing the
   Tablelands Community, Economic and Environmental Recovery and Reconstruction Plan:

               Australian Government
               State Government
   This information is detailed in the action plans which can be found at Appendix 5.

   Where no funding assistance has been identified / secured, projects have been listed as high priority.
   The action plans identify what additional resources are required to implement this plan (e.g. funds,
   resources, advice, etc.). This information can be found in the action plans at Appendix 5.




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   4.5       Roles and Responsibilities
   This section details the agreed roles and responsibilities of all agencies / groups that have assisted
   and continue to contribute to the recovery and reconstruction process of the Tablelands region.



   4.5.1 TABLELANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL
   Responsibilities:
       Develop the Tablelands Community, Economic & Environmental Recovery & Reconstruction
         Plan in collaboration with local communities.
       Effectively engage with local communities and other stakeholders to help identify and
         prioritise recovery and reconstruction needs in a manner consistent with the community
         engagement policy and established practices.
       Lead community engagement and community development processes which compliment and
         build on existing practices and implement a community engagement strategy to provide
         communities with an opportunity to actively participate in the recovery and reconstruction
         process.
       Formally adopt the Tablelands Community, Economic & Environmental Recovery &
         Reconstruction Plan through resolution at a Council meeting.
       Implement the Tablelands Community, Economic & Environmental Recovery &
         Reconstruction Plan and monitor its progress.
       Review and update plan


   4.5.2 TABLELANDS RECOVERY & RECONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
   The Tablelands Recovery and Reconstruction Committee were convened by the Tablelands Regional
   Council Local Disaster Management Group following Tropical Cyclone Yasi to provide a management
   forum for the recovery and reconstruction process. Three Sub-Groups were also formed to
   concentrate on the recovery of the human-social, economic and built and natural environment.

   TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE RECOVERY GROUP

            Coordinate the whole-of-government and community recovery to TC Yasi.
            Assess the impacts of TC Yasi.
            Identify and prioritise major areas of recovery.
            Develop and implement effective strategies for community participation and partnership in the
             recovery process.
            Develop medium and long term recovery policies and strategies.
            Develop and implement the Action Plan.
            Identify and obtain required resources.
            Provide effective on-site leadership, to focus all necessary resources, and to achieve the
             most efficient and effective recovery of affected communities.
            Monitor recovery activities.
            Identify areas where the SDMG and the Premier need to make decisions beyond existing
             policies and procedures, and advise on recommended options.
            Provide advice and regular reports to the SDMG and the Premier, as well as regular
             community and media information on recovery progress.


   4.5.3 HUMAN-SOCIAL RECOVERY

   Human-social recovery will be coordinated through the Human-Social Recovery Sub-group.

   Role:     This sub-group is to coordinate planning and implementation of recovery in the areas of
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   Responsibilities:
       Assess the impact of the TC event on human and social aspects.
       Manage financial and welfare support.
       Coordinate information provision and personal support.
       Coordinate psychological and counselling services.
       Coordinate ongoing medical and health services.
       Coordinate public health advice warnings and directions to workers and the community.
       Coordinate temporary accommodation.
       Coordinate short term accommodation and repairs to dwellings.
       Provide specialist and outreach services.
       Coordinate case management, community development, support and referral to assist
         affected people, families and groups.
       Coordinate One Stop Shops / Recovery Centres.
       Coordinate re-opening of education facilities.
       Work with local government and community leadership groups to enable learning from their
         Cyclone experiences in order to better prepare for the future adverse events.

   Reporting Responsibilities:
       The Recovery Chair and Coordinator are to attend meetings of the Human-Social Recovery
          Sub-group
       The Sub-group is to meet as required at the discretion of the Chair of the sub-group.
       Agendas and Minutes of meetings to be copied to the Chair of the Recovery Group

   Sub-group composition:
   Lead Agency:
       Department of Communities

   Yasi Recovery members:
       Queensland Health
       Centrelink
       Australian Red Cross
       St Vincent de Paul
       Lifeline
       Salvation Army
       Rural and Remote Mental Health
       Tablelands Counselling and Support Service
       Yabu Mija
       Community Centres
       ATSI
       Queensland Reconstruction Authority

   Supporting organisations:
       Tablelands Regional Council
       Local Community Organisations
       Queensland Police Service
       Department of Education and Training
       Others as required

   4.5.4 ECONOMIC RECOVERY

   Economic recovery will be coordinated through the Economic Recovery Sub-group.

   Role:    This sub-group is to coordinate planning and implementation of economic and financial
            recovery in the impacted areas of the Tablelands Regional Council.

   Responsibilities:
       Assess impact on key economic assets including business closures, interruption and causes,
         infrastructure damage, property damage, natural resource damage.


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           Assess employment issues and capacity of local business to operate including revenue loss,
            job loss, wage loss, worker relocation and business continuity.
           In conjunction with local government, relevant State Government agencies, regional
            economic development organisations and industry bodies, develop industry and business
            recovery plan and implementation strategies including the identification of priorities.
           Develop a strategy to maximize use of local resources during clean up and restoration
            activities.
           Facilitate business, industry and regional economic recovery and renewal in consultation with
            key stakeholders i.e. local businesses and industry representatives
           Facilitate financial assistance, access to funds and loans and employer subsidies. This
            includes collating information on assistance programs, grants etc. and providing this
            information to the public through Council's media section, the regions industry groups and
            business networks, community assistance centres and other sources.
           Facilitate linkages with job providers and employment agencies to source labour, re-establish
            supply chains and commence joint marketing activities.
           Monitor the impacts on the economic viability on individuals, households and businesses and
            develop strategies to minimise the effects on individuals and businesses.
           Identify options for improvement or adjustment from current business operations, were
            required.
           Ensure that the recovery and action plans inform broader planning and decision making
            activities across government and non-government agencies.

   Reporting Responsibilities:
       The Recovery Chair and Coordinator to attend Coordination Meetings of Economic Recovery
          Sub-group
       The Sub-group is to meet as required at the discretion of the Chair of the sub-group.
       Agendas and Minutes of meetings to be copied to the Chair of the Recovery Group

   Sub-group composition:
   Lead Agency:
       Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

   Yasi Recovery members:
       AgForce
       Chamber of Commerce
       Progress associations
       Tablelands Regional Council
       Queensland Reconstruction Authority
       Key Industry Representatives and Major Employers - Dairy, Avocado

   Supporting organisations:
       Local Government Association of Queensland
       Insurance companies.



   4.5.5 BUILT AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RECOVERY

   Recovery of the built and natural environment will be coordinated through the Built and Natural
   Environment Recovery Sub-group.

   Role:    This sub-group is to coordinate planning and implementation of housing, commercial and
            industrial buildings and structures, natural and physical infrastructure (including power, water,
            telecommunications, transport, waterways, parks, wildlife etc.) recovery in the district / region.

   Responsibilities:
       Assess damage to housing stock, commercial and industrial buildings and structures, rural
         structures, and infrastructure facilities.
       Coordinate building safety inspection services and secure damaged buildings and structures.
       Prioritise repair and reconstruction activities where appropriate.


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            Coordinate demolition of unsafe buildings and structures.
            Coordinate disposal of hazardous material, debris etc.
            Coordinate repair and rebuilding matters of housing stock.
            Coordinate recovery of infrastructure, which is normally undertaken by infrastructure owners
             and operators (e.g. Telstra, Ergon etc.).
            Coordinate rehabilitation of natural environment including parks, waterways and wildlife.
            Coordinate restoration of sporting facilities and public playgrounds.
            Coordinate preservation of community assets (e.g. reserves and parks).
            Ensure community consultation and involvement in the decision making process.
            Ensure coordinated approach to the housing related strategies in partnership with relevant
             organisations.
            Ensure Cyclone risk reduction is considered in planning of rebuilding and reconstruction.

   Reporting Responsibilities:
       Recovery Chair and Coordinator to attend Coordination Meetings of the Built and Natural
          Environment Recovery Sub-group
       The Sub-group is to meet as required at the discretion of the Chair of the Built and Natural
          Environment Recovery Sub-group
       Agendas and Minutes of meetings are to be copied to the Chair of the Recovery Group

   Sub-group composition:
   Lead Agency:
       Department of Local Government and Planning

   Yasi Recovery members:
       Tablelands Regional Council
       Department of Environment and Resource Management
       Queensland Reconstruction Authority

   Supporting organisations:
       Utility owners / operators (Telstra, Optus, Ergon, Origin etc.)
       Others as required.



   4.5.6 QUEENSLAND RECONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY

   The Authority was established through the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. Key roles
   include:

            Implement local planning and community engagement processes across all aspects of
             reconstruction and recovery.
            Assist local governments to implement a community engagement strategy in their local areas
             that can provide opportunities for communities to actively participate in the process.
            Assist local governments to develop and implement their local plans in collaboration with local
             communities.
            Assist lines of reconstruction sub-committees and other government agencies to identify the
             needs and priorities of local communities.


   4.6       Contacts Register
   A register detailing the contact details of all agencies / groups with responsibilities under this
   plan can be found at Appendix 6.

   5.1       Agreements, Understanding and Commitments
   The lead and supporting organisations identified in the Tablelands Recovery Action Plans at
   Appendix 5 have been consulted on the development of this Plan. The implementation of this
   Plan will require continual consultation with the Agencies identified.




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   5.2     Public Information
   Efficient and effective dissemination of information to the affected communities and the community at
   large in respect to recovery and reconstruction measures and contact points is essential. Agencies
   and organisations involved in the recovery process have disseminated information on their services to
   the public in accordance with their usual practices and Council has promoted these in regular
   recovery media releases and by promoting and displaying information on our website and social
   media sites wherever appropriate.

   Following Tropical Cyclone Yasi, a number of Community Recovery Forum's were held for the most
   severely impacted communities in the Southern Tablelands. These forums were hosted by Councillor
   Linwood and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross to provide an opportunity for residents to raise
   unidentified issues, gain feedback and to have an input regarding recovery decisions. Key agencies
   were invited to deliver a brief presentation on their role and response to TC Yasi, to distribute relevant
   literature and to answer queries from community members.

   Information on the forums including the numbers in attendance, issues discussed and priority
   needs can be found at Appendix 4.


   6.0     Next Steps
   Action Plan
   Action Plans prioritise the tasks to be performed by the Recovery & Reconstruction Committee and
   associated Sub-Groups.

   The Action Plans identify the agencies / individuals responsible for each task and a timeframe for the
   completion of projects.

   At the Recovery and Reconstruction Committee meetings, Action Plans will be reviewed and updated
   considering emerging issues, additional actions required, role and responsibility allocation, ongoing
   coordination arrangements and overall progress.

   The community will be kept regularly updated through further community engagement sessions and
   the regular release of media bulletins.




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   Appendix 1: LG Administrative Boundaries Map showing TC Yasi Impact Area.




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Appendix 2: Tropical Cyclone Yasi Tracking Map showing Very Destructive & Destructive Wind Boundaries




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Appendix 3: NDRRA Activation Map




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   Appendix 4: Community Recovery Forums - Detail of Events and Feedback

   Overview

   Following Tropical Cyclone Yasi, a number of Community Recovery Forum's were held for the most
   severely impacted communities in the southern Tablelands. These forums were hosted by Councillor
   Linwood and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross to provide an opportunity for residents to raise
   unidentified issues, gain feedback and to have an input regarding recovery decisions.

   Community Recovery Forums were held in following locations:

           Malanda: Monday 4 April, Pavilion, 6pm-8pm
           Millaa Millaa: Tuesday 5 April, RSL, 6pm-8pm
           Mt Garnet: Thursday 7 April, Town Hall, 6pm-8pm
           Ravenshoe: Friday 8 April, Festival Hall, 6pm-8pm

   Key agencies were invited to deliver a brief presentation on their role and response to TC Yasi and to
   answer queries from community members.

   Agency Presentations

   TABLELANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL

           The Tablelands Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is chaired by Mayor Tom Gilmore
            and includes representation from the Police, Fire, Ambulance, EMQ, Queensland Health and
            Council.
           LDMG meeting regularly prior to and during TC Yasi - 24hr monitoring, operations and regular
            media announcements to warn and inform the local community.
           Mareeba Local Disaster Coordination Centre established to coordinate the multi-agency
            response.
           There are no official Cyclone Shelters on the Tablelands. Council established a number of
            “Refuges of Last Resort” in response to people evacuating coastal storm surge areas and as
            a refuge for tourists and caravan dwellers that were unable to make alternative arrangements.
           Immediate priorities of the LDMG were to protect life and property, protect critical public
            infrastructure and restore essential public services e.g. water and sewerage.
           The clearing of critical roads was a high and immediate priority for Council and roads crews
            have focused largely on making the road network safe and trafficable.
           Green waste was collected from all urban waste collection areas - exceeding 17,000 tonnes.
           A number of residential properties and businesses have reported structural, vegetative and
            infrastructure damage from the winds and rain.
           A series of high rainfall monsoonal events post-Cyclone Yasi have contributed further to the
            extent of damage experienced in the region.
           A Recovery Group and 3 associated Sub-Groups have been established to progress recovery
            operations.

   ERGON ENERGY

   Member of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and the District Disaster Management
   Group (DDMG). Structure of Ergon links to Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements.

   Cover 97% of Queensland - significant experience gained responding to disaster events every year.
   In 2010-11 responded to TC Tasha, QLD Floods, TC Anthony, TC Yasi.

   Ergon priorities in a disaster are as follows:

           Transmission network,
           Sub-transmission network,
           Zone substations,
           Critical infrastructure,
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           Substation areas,
           Single customer faults.

   20,000 customers off across TRC area. Supply restored in 10 days. TC Yasi resulted in the largest
   deployment of Ergon staff in the company's history.

   CENTRELINK

   Payment types

   Wide variety of payment types which include some Disaster payments on behalf of the Federal
   government.

   Centrelink administers the following disaster payments following Cyclone Yasi.

           Disaster Recovery Payment ($1000/$400) with closing date of 3/8/11,
           Disaster Income Recovery Subsidy - payments for up to 13 weeks with claims needing to
            have been lodged by 31/3/11 and
           Wage Assistance for employers to keep on employees with a closing date of 13/5/11.

   Immediately following the Cyclone, Centrelink staff from around the country were involved in
   Recovery Teams at numerous locations and the Mobile Office was diverted from its schedule to
   spend one week in the Far North.

   Self Service

   Centrelink customers are encouraged to use the phone and internet to complete Centrelink business
   where possible. This can save on long trips to the office for those who are remote and queue wait
   times.

   Access Points

   All the towns visited for the Forums have a Centrelink Access Point which contains a phone and
   fax/photocopier for customer use. The phone is linked to the Call Centre and the fax is preset to the
   Centrelink fax number. Access Points also have personnel who are authorised to photocopy and
   certify documents for Centrelink.

   Financial Information Services Officer

   Customers can access free and independent financial advice from these Centrelink officers.

   DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION (DEEDI)

   There has been a significant impact on small business as a result of TC Yasi due to loss of power and
   telecommunications.

   Cattle Industry has suffered greatest impact (101 properties impacted, 34 severely) - broken fences
   and stray stock with 8 months to 2 years estimated for recovery.

   Dairy Industry also suffered - able to milk within 24 hours but lost 100,000 litres of milk as no power to
   cool.

   Horticulture and Cropping Industry - some losses reported due to damage and potential reduction in
   yields.

   DEEDI are offering a range of support to businesses following TC Yasi.

           Business Officers at Mobile Office
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           Business Information Sessions
           Industry Recovery Officers
           Operation Clean Up
           Special Disaster Assistance Grants – up to $25,000 through QRAA 1800 623 946
            www.qraa.qld.gov.au/
           Concessional Loans – up to $250,000 <20 employees and up to $650,000
           Disaster Income Recovery Scheme
           Wage Assistance

   Operation Clean Up exists to:

           Assist with essential farm & tourism property clearing.
           Clean up debris due to effects of natural disasters.
           Finding work for up to 500 displaced workers.

   Landholders and businesses that:

           Earn more than 50 % of their gross income from primary production or tourism.
           Located within the Rural Resilience package boundary which includes Hinchinbrook and
            Cassowary Coast local government areas, parts of Cairns, Tablelands, Flinders, Etheridge
            and Charters Towers local government areas.

   Call 132523 to request assistance or register for work - From now to December 2011.

   DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES

   Department of Communities have a number of responsibilities following disaster. One of those
   responsibilities is the distribution of financial assistance. A number of different grants are available:

           Structural Assistance Grant
           Essential Household Contents Grant
           Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grant
           Premiers Appeal Funds Grant
           Mortgage Relief Grant

   Call 1800 173 349 for further details or information can be found at:

   http://www.communityservices.qld.gov.au/community/community-recovery/support-
   assistance/support-assistance.html
   The Department of Communities are also responsible for crisis accommodation assistance and
   emotional and psychosocial support in conjunction with Queensland Health and a range of NGO's
   such as Lifeline, Red Cross, etc.

   No Recovery Centres have been established on the Tablelands but Department of Communities have
   been doing outreach work and home visits.

   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT QUEENSLAND

           The State Emergency Service (SES) do not get paid they are Volunteers.
           Limited number of volunteers available on Tablelands.
           SES Volunteers came from all over Australia to assist with TC Yasi - 1463 from other States
            and Territories plus 967 in FNQ.
           SES Volunteers must be adequately trained in their role - they are not spontaneous
            volunteers.
           Takes time to deploy SES resources as many volunteers are in full time employment.
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   SES Priorities - (Change depending upon job / hazard)

   1. Make a house habitable through temporary repairs (tarping roofs, fixing windows / doors, clearing
   trees off houses).

   2. Ensure adequate access and egress for residential properties.

   3. Sandbagging

   4. Clearing flood debris and general clean up.

   SES Volunteers are a limited resource and are primarily available to assist those individuals who are
   unable to assist themselves.

   Community members should consider joining the SES and encourage others to do the same.

   For SES Assistance during flood and storm emergencies call Tel: 132 500

   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT & MAIN ROADS

   Initial response by Department of Transport & Main Roads is to get the road network open and
   trafficable. Priorities are:

           National Highway
           Key freight routes
           Regional roads

   Significant damage to roads across Queensland - ($4 billion worth of damage) will be largest
   reconstruction in history of Queensland.

   NDRRA Guidelines - 60 days for recovery and 2 years to return roads to normal service levels.
   Looking for betterment not just replacement to enhance resilience.

   Consideration of ways to expedite upgrading of Nettle Creek Bridge, Innot Hot Springs to higher flood
   level because of its criticality to transport operations.

   Kennedy Developmental Road - 44 tonne limit invoked for safety reasons.

   Forum Feedback

   What worked well following TC Yasi?

           Green waste collections (how to stack waste would be useful public message!)
           Road clearing (Malanda, Ravenshoe)
           Communities heeding warnings, preparing and demonstrating resilience.
           Bureau of Meteorology warnings.
           Media - ABC & Commercial Stations (worked well but a bit over the top at times leading to
            raised anxiety levels)
           Restoration of power by Ergon.
           Police representation / leadership at the local level (Millaa Millaa, Ravenshoe).
           Communities pulling together and responding at a local level i.e. checking on vulnerable
            people, determining local priorities, sectorization, utilisation of local resources, etc.
           SES Requests for Assistance.
           All schools closed. School notice board used for community updates (Ravenshoe).
           Community Centre assisted with financial claims (Ravenshoe).
           Department of Transport & Main Roads allowed registration fees to be payable for 3 months
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   What could be done better next time?

           Slow response by Council to clear roads and green waste (Millaa Millaa)
           Communities need resilient communications infrastructure - Telstra, Optus, etc.
           Communicate by all available means - radio, newspapers, noticeboards, supermarkets, post
            offices, chamber of commerce networks, etc.
           Insurance Assessors slow to respond.
           Multi-Agency Community Education
           Use of local trades' people and businesses during response and recovery efforts.
           Managing disruption to regional transport networks - inability to transport freight in and out
            had a significant impact on business.
           Better promotion of outreach recovery events - agencies coordinating and accessing local
            knowledge.
           Clear and consistent public messages.
           Stronger links between community and LDMG and better communications between whole
            system (bottom up and top down).
           Clearing of older trees and vegetation to mitigate risk.
           Waste stations to open longer hours following cyclones.
           Facebook - more tailored messages for smaller communities.

   Other Key Issues Raised

           Funding - criteria is restrictive and range available does not address all needs.
           Some claimants have been dealt with unsympathetically, loss assessors have been brought
            in from overseas, and claims have been reported as lost / misplaced resulting in delays.
           Insurance premiums are unaffordable in many cases and the time to settle claims is lengthy.
            Uninsured people waiting for QBuild through DoC.
           Limited support for vulnerable people and those with special needs e.g. elderly, disabled, etc.
           Lack of cyclone shelter availability on the Tablelands - community members may feel unsafe
            in their homes and have nowhere to go, people living in caravans, bush shelters, etc.
           Use of community facilities in a disaster e.g. buses, buildings, etc. - issues relating to
            insurance, cost, liability, etc.
           Telecommunications and transport network failures contribute to significant business losses
            and affects resilience of local economies.
           Bakeries are essential service providers in small areas where supermarkets do not have the
            capacity to bake / distribute bread.
           Possible abuse of disaster recovery payments.
           Community Education Ideas - role of SES as frustrations experienced when unable to
            complete jobs, strengthening / hardening of properties - BSA DVD, cyclone shelters,
            community and business resilience, pamphlets, awareness raising sessions, etc.


   What areas in priority order are suffering as a result of TC Yasi?


   Community            Priority      Issue
   Malanda              1             Upgrade Nettle Creek to improve transportation networks.
                        2             Tourism marketing to attract visitors to area.
     (15 attendees)     3             Protection of animal species e.g. tree kangaroos, possums,
                                      mahogany gliders, etc.
                        4             Regional evacuation strategies - impacts on small communities
                                      e.g. food, water, fuel, etc.
                        5             Potential for increased risk of wildfire due to timber load -
                                      community awareness.




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   Community            Priority       Issue
   Millaa Millaa        1              Faster response times for Millaa Millaa as community felt
                                       forgotten.
     (10 attendees)     2              Development of a Community Disaster Plan.
                        3              Hardening / Strengthening of the CWA Hall.
                        4              Resilient communications - physical infrastructure.
                        5              Keeping road networks open - inland route / regional networks.


   Community            Priority       Issue
   Mt. Garnet           1              Lack of Cyclone Shelter for emergency accommodation.
                        2              Employment opportunities to keep people in work.
     (9 attendees)      3              Development of a Community Disaster Plan
                        4              Resilience of local businesses.


   Community                Priority     Issue
   Ravenshoe                1            Pot Holes / Road Repairs
                            2            Resilient communications
   (17 attendees)           3            Upgrade Nettle Creek Bridge
                            4            Upgrade road to Koombooloomba Dam
                            5            Erosion of Cedar Creek
                            6            Cleaning up Marshall Park

   The Community Recovery Forums have provided helpful feedback on operations prior to, and
   following the event. All issues raised at the forums will be passed onto the Local Disaster
   Management Group (LDMG) for consideration.

   All residents across the Tablelands have an opportunity to give feedback to authorities by completing
   a community survey aimed at improving the ability of agencies to deal with disasters with a view to
   building a stronger community to withstand future events. The survey was able to be completed at:

   - Tablelands Regional Council's website (www.trc.qld.gov.au)
   - TRC Disaster Management Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TablelandsDCC?ref=ts#
   - All Council libraries and service centres throughout the region.

   The survey closed Friday 22 April 2011.




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Appendix 5: Recovery and Reconstruction Sub-Group Action Plans
Priority recovery and reconstruction needs for Tablelands Regional Council Human-Social Sub Group Action Plan As at 15th June, 2011
                             Project or         Support       Funding         Who will implement                         Assessed Benefits                 Supporting
                             initiative to                    secured?        the project                                                                  Information
                                                                                                       Community             Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need     address need                     Yes / No
                                                              Estimated
                                                              Cost

                                                DoC           Funding         Australian Red Cross                         Reduce the
  1.       Coordination of   Coordinate                       required                                Displaced                              N/A           December 2011
                                                Lifeline                                                                   need for
           Individual and    provision of                                                             people fully
                                                Tablelands    Two full-time                                                ongoing
           Family Support    support to                                                               integrated into
                                                NGO's         Outreach                                                     welfare
                             displaced          Centrelink,   Workers +                               new                  support.
                             people             RFDS          on costs                                communities
                                                Mental                                                with adequate
                                                Health                                                support
                                                Services                                              networks.
                              Monitor           TRC                                                   Early trends         Reduce
                                                              Funded from     Department of
                              increases in                                                            identified           demand on
                                                              within          Communities
                              domestic                                                                                     public sector                   Ongoing
                              violence and                    current
                                                              resources                                                    services
                              homelessness
                             Provision of                     Funding                                 Community
                             personal support                 required                                members
                             to impacted                      Two full-time   Australian Red Cross    receiving
                             community                        Outreach                                assistance                                           December 2011
                             members e.g.                     Workers +                               when required
                             CALD and                         on costs
                             Indigenous
                             groups.
  2.       Community Needs   Identify           Department                                            Identification       Support to        N/A
           Analysis          vulnerable         of                                                                                                         November 2011
                                                              Funded from                             and provision of     individuals,
                             people that may    Communities   the             Tablelands Regional     support to           families and
                             require unique     Lifeline      Community       Council - Community     individuals in       organisations
                             assistance.        Tablelands    Recovery        Development Officer     need.                to regain
                                                NGO's         Package                                                      normal
                                                Centrelink                                                                 functioning
                                                RFDS
                             Assessment of      Mental                                                Identification                         N/A
                             the impact to                    Funded from     Tablelands Regional
                                                Health                                                and provision of
                             NGO's and                        the             Council - Community

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                              initiative to                     secured?      the project                                                                  Information
                                                                                                        Community            Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need      address need                      Yes / No
                                                                Estimated
                                                                Cost
                              Community           Services      Community     Development Officer      support to NGO
                              Sector              Queensland    Recovery                               and Community
                              Organisations,      Health        Package                                Groups in need.
                              Groups, Clubs       Australian
                              and                 Red Cross
                              Associations.       DEEDI
                              Monitor any         FaHCSIA                     Tablelands Regional
                              increases in                      Funded from   Council - Community
                              existing and                      within        Development Officer,
                              specialist                        current       DoCs
                              support services                  resources

                              Sharing                           Funded from   Tablelands Regional
                              information                       the           Council - Community
                              across all areas                  Community     Development Officer
                              of recovery.                      Recovery
                                                                Package.      LDMG

  4.       Manage financial   Coordinating        Department                                           People have         Injection of      N/A
           and welfare        interface           of            Funded from   Tablelands Regional                          recovery $ into                 Ongoing
                                                                the           Council - Community      access to
           support            between             Communities                                          financial           local economy.
                              environment,        Lifeline      Community     Development Officer
                                                                Recovery                               support as
                              economic and        Tablelands                                           required.
                              human-social        NGO's         Package.                                                   Increased
                              recovery.           Centrelink                                                               employment
                                                  RFDS                                                                     opportunities.
                              Assess and
                              monitor need for    Mental
                                                                              Department of
                              financial           Health        NDRRA
                                                                              Communities
                              counselling         Services
                              services.           Queensland
                              Provide             Health
                              coordinated         Australian    Funded from
                              assistance for      Red Cross     within
                                                                              Department of
                              NGO, State and      DEEDI         current
                                                                              Communities
                              Federal financial   FaHCSIA       resources,
                              assistance.                       NDRAA



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                               initiative to                   secured?       the project                                                                        Information
                                                                                                         Community             Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need       address need                    Yes / No
                                                               Estimated
                                                               Cost
           Coordinate Short-   Case               Lifeline                                              Individualised
  5.       Term                management for     Tablelands   Funded from    Department of             support as                                               February 2013
           Accommodation       structural         NGO's        NDRRA          Communities               appropriate.
           and Repairs to      assistance         Centrelink
           Buildings           clients            RFDS
                                                  Mental
                               Provide post-      Health                                                Supported            Reduce the
                               evacuation         Services     Funded from    Department of             integration into                                         March 2012
                                                  Australian   NDRRA          Communities                                    need for
                               housing support                                                          new                  ongoing
                                                  Red Cross                                             communities
                                                  DEEDI                                                                      welfare
                                                  FaHCSIA                                                                    support.
                               Provide            Community                                             Lessen the
                               advocacy for                    Funded from    Department of             stressful impact                                         December 2011
                                                  Members
                               insurance                       NDRRA          Communities               for community
                               claims.                                                                  members who
                                                                                                        have the need
                                                                                                        to claim from
                                                                                                        Insurance
                                                                                                        companies.
                               Monitor and                                                                                                     Recreation
                               assist with                     Funded from    Department of                                                                      December 2011
                                                               Insurance /    Communities/Tablelands                                           areas restored
                               repairs required                                                                                                for community
                               to community                    Grants         Regional Council
                                                                                                                                               and tourist use
                               facilities.
  6.       Coordinate Case     Case               Lifeline                                              Individuals          Reducing the
           Management          management         Tablelands   Funded from    TRC LDMG Recovery         receive a                                                Ongoing
                                                               existing       Group                                          need for long
                               coordination as    NGO's                                                 coordinated          term
                               required.          Centrelink   resources,                               response based
                                                               and NDRRA                                                     dependency on
                                                  RFDS                                                  on need.             Health
                                                  Mental                                                                     Services
                                                  Health
                                                  Services
                                                  Australian                                            Individuals
                                                  Red Cross                                             have named


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                               initiative to                    secured?      the project                                                                      Information
                                                                                                         Community             Economy           Environment
Priority




           Issue or need       address need                     Yes / No
                                                                Estimated
                                                                Cost
                                                   DEEDI                                                contact - single
                                                   FaHCSIA                                              point of access
                                                   Community                                            to services.
                                                   Members
  7.       Coordinate and      Monitor and         Lifeline                                             Support              Well supported      N/A
           Ensure Adequate     assess              Tablelands   Funded from   Queensland Health /       available to                                           Ongoing
                                                                existing      Department of                                  communities
           Provision of        psychological       NGO's                                                those in need.       are more
           Psychological and   impact to           Centrelink   resources.    Communities
                                                                                                                             functional -
           Counselling         community.          RFDS                                                 Identifying          well enough to
           Services            Provision of        Mental                                               those at risk        work, etc.
                               psychological       Health       Funded from                             and implement                                          Ongoing
                               and well being      Services     existing                                prevention
                               support to          Australian   resources.                              strategies           Reduce the
                               community.          Red Cross                                            quicker              need for
                               Identify private    DEEDI        Funded from                                                  ongoing
                               practitioners and   FaHCSIA      existing                                                     welfare                           June 2011
                               promote             Community    resources.                                                   support.
                               availability        Members
                               Coordination of                  Funded from   Department of
                               referral                         existing      Communities                                                                      June 2011
                               mechanisms.                      resources.
                               Provision of                     Funded from
                               mental health                    existing      Queensland Health                                                                October 2011
                               first aid and                    resources.
                               community
                               education
                               activities.
                               Provision of                     Funded from
                               acute or trauma                  existing      Queensland Health /                                                              Ongoing
                               specialised                      resources.    GP's
                               services.
  8.       Coordinate          Involve GP's        Lifeline     Funded from   Queensland Health /       Access for the       Early
           Ongoing Medical     and other health    Tablelands   the           Tablelands Regional       Community to                                           August 2011
                                                                                                                             intervention will
           and Health          professionals in    NGO's        Community     Council - Community       the best mix of      reduce the
           Services.           recovery            Centrelink   Development   Development Officer       quality services


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                           Project or          Support       Funding        Who will implement                        Assessed Benefits                    Supporting
                           initiative to                     secured?       the project                                                                    Information
                                                                                                     Community             Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need   address need                      Yes / No
                                                             Estimated
                                                             Cost
                           processes           RFDS          and Flexible                           and continual       need for long
                           through health      Mental        Funds                                  care where          term
                           promotion           Health        Package.                               needed              dependency on
                           activities.         Services                                                                 Health
                           Coordinate          Australian                                                               Services
                           public health       Red Cross
                           advice, warnings    DEEDI
                           and directions to   FaHCSIA
                           workers and the     Community
                           community.          Members

  9.       Community       Development of      Department                                           Enhancement         Community          Community
           Development -   local Community     of            Community      Tablelands Regional     of individual                                          Ongoing
                                                             Development    Council - Community                         preparedness       preparedness
           Resiliency      Disaster            Communities                                          and community       will benefit all   will enhance
                           Resilience          Lifeline      and Flexible   Development Officer     resilience.
                                                             Funds                                                      sectors of         environmental
                           Plans.              Tablelands                                                               economy.           protection.
                                               NGO's         Package.                               Involvement of
                           Identify and        Centrelink                                           members in
                           create              RFDS          Community      Tablelands Regional     there own
                           responses to        Mental        Development    Council - Community     community
                           rebuild             Health        and Flexible   Development Officer
                           community           Services      Funds
                           cohesion.           Queensland    Package.                               A sense of
                           Identify and        Health                                               empowerment
                           implement           Australian    Community      Tablelands Regional     and belonging
                           activities for      Red Cross     Development    Council - Community     of members in
                           resilience          DEEDI         and Flexible   Development Officer     their own
                           building.           FaHCSIA       Funds                                  community.
                                               Community     Package.
                                               Members                                              Development of
                           Undertake                                                                Community
                           community                         Community      Tablelands Regional     Disaster Plans.
                           education with                    Development    Council - Community
                           regards to                        and Flexible   Development Officer     Community
                           evacuation and                    Funds                                  understands


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                               initiative to                     secured?       the project                                                                 Information
                                                                                                         Community            Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need       address need                      Yes / No
                                                                 Estimated
                                                                 Cost
                               disaster                          Package                                risk associated
                               preparedness                                                             with
                               Strengthen the                                                           evacuation.
                               role of the                       Community      Tablelands Regional
                               Tablelands                        Development    Council - Community     Community
                               LDMG in                           and Flexible   Development Officer     understands
                               disaster                          Package.                               role of LDMG.
                               management.
                               Strengthen the
           Community           role of the local                 Funded from    Tablelands Regional     Additional          Employment
           Development -       NGO sector in                     the            Council - Community     resources           opportunities
           Resiliency (cont)   disaster                          Community      Development Officer     available to
                               management.                       Development                            support public
                                                                 and Flexible                           sector.
                                                                 Funds
                                                                 Package.

                               Identify existing
                               and potential                     Funded from    Tablelands Regional     Community
                               leaders and                       the            Council - Community     members given
                               provide support                   Community      Development Officer     the opportunity
                               and resources to                  Development                            to exhibit
                               support people                    and Flexible                           leadership
                               to develop                        Funds                                  skills.
                               capacity to drive                 Package.
                               recovery
                               processes.
10.        Community           Stakeholder         Department                                           Employment          Employment
           Development -       engagement          of            Funded from    Tablelands Regional     opportunities       opportunities                   Ongoing
           Stakeholder         and developing      Communities   the            Council - Community
           Engagement          needs based         Lifeline      Community      Development Officer
                               response.           Tablelands    Development
                                                   NGO's         and Flexible
                                                   Centrelink    Funds
                                                   RFDS          Package.



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                           initiative to                   secured?       the project                                                                     Information
                                                                                                     Community            Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need   address need                    Yes / No
                                                           Estimated
                                                           Cost
                           Community          Mental
                           engagement in      Health       Funded from    Tablelands Regional
                           tourism and        Services     the            Council - Community       Opportunity to      Opportunity to
                           economic           Queensland   Community      Development Officer       attract tourism     attract tourism
                           recovery           Health       Development
                           processes.         Australian   and Flexible
                                              Red Cross    Funds
                                              DEEDI        Package.
                           Support            FaHCSIA                                                                                     Opportunity
                           community          Community    Funded from    Tablelands Regional                                             for parks and
                           engagement in      Members      the            Council - Community                                             recreational
                           environmental                   Community      Development Officer                                             areas to be
                                                           Development
                           recovery                                                                                                       nominated for
                           processes.                      and Flexible
                                                           Funds                                                                          projects for
                                                           Package.                                                                       restoration

           Events          Support and / or   DoC                                                   Healing
                           assist to          Lifeline     Community      Tablelands Regional       process                                               Ongoing
                           implement          Tablelands   Development    Council                   through
                           community led      NGO's        and Flexible                             community
                           recovery events.   Centrelink   Funds                                    events.
                                              RFDS
                                              Mental                                                Council
                                              Health                                                demonstrating
                                              Services                                              leadership to
                                              Queensland                                            community.
                                              Health
                                              Australian
                                              Red Cross
                                              DEEDI
                                              FaHCSIA
                                              Community
                                              Members



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                           initiative to                    secured?       the project                                                                    Information
                                                                                                     Community              Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need   address need                     Yes / No
                                                            Estimated
                                                            Cost
           Projects        Identify the need   DoC                                                  Enhanced              Employment
                           for support         Lifeline     Community      Tablelands Regional      community             and                             Ongoing
                           groups and          Tablelands   Development    Council                  cohesion.             volunteering
                           develop as          NGO's        and Flexible                                                  opportunities
                           required.           Centrelink   Funds
                                               RFDS         Package.
                           Support and / or    Mental                                               Opportunity for
                           implement           Health       Community      Tablelands Regional      community
                           community led       Services     Development    Council                  members to
                           arts, sporting      Queensland   and Flexible                            showcase their
                           and recreational    Health       Funds                                   sporting and
                           projects and        Australian   Package.                                artistic talents.
                           other community     Red Cross
                           identified          DEEDI
                           recovery            FaHCSIA
                           activities.         Community
                           Implement State     Members                                              Enhanced
                           developed                        Community      Tablelands Regional      community
                           community                        Development    Council                  recovery
                           disaster                         and Flexible                            processes.
                           recovery tools.                  Funds
                                                            Package.
                                                                                                    Building
                           Support
                                                            Community      Tablelands Regional      community
                           emerging grass
                                                            Development    Council                  resilience
                           roots activities
                           that address                     and Flexible
                           recovery                         Funds
                           disadvantage.                    Package.




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                              initiative to                   secured?       the project                                                                 Information
                                                                                                        Community         Economy          Environment
Priority




           Issue or need      address need                    Yes / No
                                                              Estimated
                                                              Cost
GLOSSARY / ACRONYMS:
ARC        Australian Red Cross
CALD:      Cultural and Linguistically Diverse
DEEDI:     Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
DoCs:      Department of Communities
FaHCSIA:   Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
RFDS:      Royal Flying Doctor's Service
NGO'S      Non-government Organisations
TRC:       Tablelands Regional Council
NDRRA:     Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements

Timeline:
 Short Term         To October 2011 (6 months)
 Medium Term        To April 2012 (12 months)
 Long Term          > May 2012 (+12 months)




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Priority recovery and reconstruction needs for Tablelands Regional Council Economic Sub Group Action Plan
As at 15th June, 2011

                                  Project or          Support         Funding      Who will                        Assessed Benefits                  Supporting
                                  initiative to                       secured?     implement                                                          Information
                                                                                                     Community          Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need          address need                        Yes / No     the project
                                                                      Estimated
                                                                      Cost
      1.   Address failure of                         Community                                                      Improved
           mobile                 Facilitate          support for     Telstra -    TRC, Telstra,                                                      November 2011
                                  discussions with                    TBC          TFC                               business
           telecommunications                         the project                                                    continuity for
           network                Telstra to          was
                                  address the                                                                        businesses.
                                                      confirmed
                                  provision of        through
                                  uninterrupted       formal public
                                  power supply to     consultation
                                  mobile towers       undertaken
                                  utilising a local   by TRC in
                                  contractor.         developing
                                                      the Recovery
                                                      Plan.
      2.   Address priority                           Community                                    Continuity of
           reconnection of        Ergon to            support for     Existing     Ergon, TRC,                                                        August 2011
                                  facilitate                          budget       DDMG, TFC       supply of
           power                                      the project                                  foodstuffs in
                                  discussions to      was
                                  prioritise                                                       small rural
                                                      confirmed                                    towns.
                                  reconnection for    through
                                  businesses          formal public
                                  including           consultation
                                  bakeries in small   undertaken
                                  rural towns.        by TRC in
                                                      developing
                                                      the Recovery
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                                    Project or          Support         Funding       Who will                         Assessed Benefits                 Supporting
                                    initiative to                       secured?      implement                                                          Information
                                                                                                         Community         Economy         Environment
Priority




           Issue or need            address need                        Yes / No      the project
                                                                        Estimated
                                                                        Cost
                                                        Community                                      Continuity of    Improved
                                    Investigate         support for     Funding
                                    subsidy program                     required                       supply of        business
                                                        the project                   TRC,             products and     continuity for
                                    for businesses in   was
                                    cyclone prone                       Available     Australian and   services.        small
                                                        confirmed       Grants        Qld                               businesses.
                                    areas to            through
                                    purchase/hire                                     Governments,
                                                        formal public                 TFC
                                    generators.         consultation
                                                        undertaken
                                                        by TRC in
                                                        developing
                                                        the Recovery
                                                        Plan.
      3.   Improve transport                            Community                                                       Timely supply of
           infrastructure to        Improve             support for     DTMR          DTMR, TRC,                                                         August 2011
                                    communications                      Existing      TFC                               goods to the
           facilitate unimpeded                         the project                                                     region during
           access to and from       for opened roads    was             budget
                                    and alternative                                                                     extreme
           southern markets                             confirmed                                                       weather events.
           (and all-weather         routes.             through
           mass evacuation                              formal public
           route to Tablelands                          consultation
           during storm surge                           undertaken
           event in Cairns).                            by TRC in
                                                        developing
                                                        the Recovery
                                                        Plan.
                                                        Community                                                       Maintenance of
                                    Upgrade Nettle      support for     DTMR          DTMR, TRC,                                                         2011-2012
                                    Ck bridge (Innot                    Funding       TFC                               alternative
                                                        the project                                                     inland access
                                    Hot Springs) to     was             required
                                    dual lane flood-                                                                    when the Bruce
                                                        confirmed       $5 million                                      Highway is
                                    proof bridge.       through                                                         closed.
                                                        formal public
                                                        consultation
                                                        undertaken
                                                        by TRC in
                                                        developing
                                                        the Recovery


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                                initiative to                     secured?       implement                                                           Information
                                                                                                  Community           Economy          Environment
Priority




           Issue or need        address need                      Yes / No       the project
                                                                  Estimated
                                                                  Cost
                                                  Plan.
                                                  Community                                                        Maintenance of
                                Upgrade the       support for     DTMR, DIT      DTMR, TRC,                                                          2015-2016
                                Hann Highway to                                  TFC, DEEDI,                       alternative
                                                  the project     NDRRA                                            inland access
                                provide           was                            DIT
                                alternative                                                                        when the Bruce
                                                  confirmed       Funding
                                transport route                                                                    Highway is
                                                  through         required
                                to the Bruce                                                                       closed.
                                                  formal public
                                Highway.                          $10 Million
                                                  consultation
                                                  undertaken
                                                  by TRC in
                                                  developing
                                                  the Recovery
                                                  Plan.
                                                  Community                                                        Provision of all-
                                Upgrade the       support for     DTMR, DIT      DTMR, TRC,                                                          2015-2021
                                Kuranda Range                                    TFC, DEEDI,                       weather mass
                                                  the project     Funding                                          evacuation
                                road (and         was                            DIT
                                northern bypass                   required                                         access route to
                                                  confirmed                                                        Tablelands (e.g.
                                route) to four    through         $600-800
                                lanes                                                                              for storm surge
                                                  formal public   Million
                                                                                                                   event in Cairns).
                                                  consultation
                                                  undertaken
                                                  by TRC in
                                                  developing
                                                  the Recovery
                                                  Plan.
      4.   Provide business                       Community                                                        Improved
           capability           Conduct           support for     DEEDI          DEEDI                                                               October 2011
                                resilience                                                                         business
           development                            the project     Funding                                          resilience.
                                workshops for     was
                                the beef sector                   required
                                                  confirmed
                                focusing on       through         $25 000
                                financial and     formal public
                                operational       consultation
                                matters.          undertaken
                                                  by TRC in
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                             initiative to                       secured?     implement                                                               Information
                                                                                               Community           Economy           Environment
Priority




           Issue or need     address need                        Yes / No     the project
                                                                 Estimated
                                                                 Cost
                                                 the Recovery
                                                 Plan.
                                                 Community                                                      Improved            Improved
                             Conduct land        support for                  DEEDI                                                                   December 2011
                             and fire                                                                           productivity.       environmental
                                                 the project                                                                        resilience and
                             management          was
                             workshops to                                                                                           sustainability.
                                                 confirmed
                             assist in           through
                             addressing loss     formal public
                             of pasture and      consultation
                             regrowth issues     undertaken
                             and improve fire    by TRC in
                             management on       developing
                             properties.         the Recovery
                                                 Plan.
                                                 Community                                                      Improved
                             Provide fertility   support for                  DEEDI                                                                   June 2012
                             workshops for                                                                      productivity and
                                                 the project                                                    enhanced
                             the beef sector.    was                                                            business
                                                 confirmed                                                      recovery.
                                                 through
                                                 formal public
                                                 consultation
                                                 undertaken
                                                 by TRC in
                                                 developing
                                                 the Recovery
                                                 Plan.
                                                 Community                                                      Improved
                             Undertake one-      support for                  DEEDI                                                                   June 2012
                             on-one                                                                             financial
                                                 the project                                                    resilience within
                             extension and       was
                             farm financial                                                                     the beef sector.
                                                 confirmed
                             support for the     through
                             beef sector.        formal public
                                                 consultation
                                                 undertaken
                                                 by TRC in


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                                                                              Estimated
                                                                              Cost
                                                              developing
                                                              the Recovery
                                                              Plan.
      5.                                                      Community                                                       Increased
                Promote the                Implement an       support for     TRC, TTT,    TTT, TQ, TFC,                                                        2011-2012
                Tablelands to              integrated                         TQ, TA       TTNQ, TRC,                         visitation to the
                                                              the project                                                     Atherton
                domestic and               tourism            was                          DEEDI
                international visitors     marketing                          Funding                                         Tablelands
                                                              confirmed       required
                                           strategy for the   through
                                           Atherton           formal public
                                           Tablelands         consultation
                                                                              $50 000
                                                              undertaken
                                                              by TRC in
                                                              developing
                                                              the Recovery
                                                              Plan.
      6.                                                      Community                                                       Timely access
                Ensure visitor             Clear              support for     NDRRA -      TRC, DERM,                                                           as required
                infrastructure is re-      Koombooloomba                      TBC          TFC, DEEDI                         provided to
                                                              the project                                                     Koombooloomba
                opened in a timely         Dam road in a      was
                manner following a         timely manner                                                                      following a
                                                              confirmed                                                       disaster event
                natural disaster           following a        through
                event                      natural disaster                                                                   to assist with
                                                              formal public                                                   immediate
                                           event (e.g.        consultation
                                           cyclone, storm)                                                                    recovery.
                                                              undertaken
                                                              by TRC in
                                                              developing
                                                              the Plan.
           7.                                                 Community                                                       Improved
                Develop new industry       Seek funding to    support for     NDRF,        DEEDI, TRC                                                           2011-2014
                practices/ production      undertake                          RIRDC,                                          resilience of
                                                              the project                                                     production
                strategies to mitigate     research to        was             TEFA,
                against future crop        develop new and                    DEEDI                                           systems during
                                                              confirmed                                                       cyclonic events.
                losses/ damage from        innovative crop    through         $100-150K
                cyclonic events (esp.      production         formal public   / annum
                wind).                     strategies to      consultation
                                           reduce impacts                     Funding
                                                              undertaken      required
                                           of cyclones and    by TRC in
                                           improve industry

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                                                                       Estimated
                                                                       Cost
                                   resiliency.         developing
                                                       the Recovery
                                                       Plan.




           8.                                          Community                                                      Local skills       Rehabilitation of
                Improve public     Rehabilitate        support for     DEEDI,          TRC, DERM,                                                            2011-2012
                amenity            Cedar Ck at                         DEEWR           DEEDI,                         development        Cedar Ck at
                                                       the project                                                    and                Ravenshoe to
                infrastructure     Ravenshoe to        was                             DEEWR
                                   prevent future                      (Qld Natural                                   employment         prevent future
                                                       confirmed       Disaster                                       generation.        erosion
                                   erosion             through
                                   problems                            Jobs and                                                          problems.
                                                       formal public   Skills
                                                       consultation    Package -
                                                       undertaken      TBC)
                                                       by TRC in
                                                       developing      Funding
                                                       the Recovery    required
                                                       Plan.
                                                       Community                                                      Improved visitor
                                   Upgrade the         support for     DEEDI,          TRC, TFC,                                                             2011-2012
                                   Malanda Falls                       DEEWR           DEEDI,                         experience and
                                                       the project                                                    increased
                                   precinct            was                             DEEWR
                                                                       (Qld Natural                                   visitation.
                                                       confirmed       Disaster
                                                       through         Jobs and
                                                       formal public   Skills
                                                       consultation    Package -
                                                       undertaken      TBC)
                                                       by TRC in       Funding
                                                       developing      required
                                                       the Plan.
                                                       Community                                                      Provision of new
                                   Restore Great       support for     DEEDI,          TRC, TFC,                                                             2011-2012
                                   Northern Mine                       DEEWR           DEEDI,                         tourism product
                                                       the project                                                    to benefit the
                                   walking tracks at   was                             DEEWR
                                   Herberton                           (Qld Natural                                   Herberton
                                                       confirmed       Disaster                                       township.


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                                                                          Estimated
                                                                          Cost
                                                          through         Jobs and
                                                          formal public   Skills
                                                          consultation    Package -
                                                          undertaken      TBC)
                                                          by TRC in       Funding
                                                          developing      required
                                                          the Recovery
                                                          Plan.
                                                          Community                                     Provision of    Local skills
                                     Revitalise and       support for     DEEDI,          TRC, TFC,     appropriate     development                      2011-2012
                                     improve facilities   the project     DEEWR           DEEDI,        public          and
                                     at Dine’s Park in    was                             DEEWR         recreational    employment
                                     Mt Garnet                            (Qld Natural
                                                          confirmed       Disaster                      facilities.     generation.
                                                          through         Jobs and
                                                          formal public   Skills
                                                          consultation    Package-
                                                          undertaken      TBC)
                                                          by TRC in
                                                          developing      Funding
                                                          the Recovery    required
                                                          Plan.
                                                          Community                                     Provision of    Local skills
                                     Clean up             support for     DEEDI,          TRC, TFC,                                                      2011-2012
           Improve public            Millstream Park                      DEEWR           DEEDI,        appropriate     development
                                                          the project                                   public          and
           amenity                   from the                                             DEEWR
                                                          was             (Qld Natural                  recreational    employment
           infrastructure (cont)     Ravenshoe town       confirmed       Disaster                      facilities.     generation.
                                     centre to the        through
                                     football fields                      Jobs and
                                                          formal public   Skills
                                                          consultation    Package-
                                                          undertaken      TBC)
                                                          by TRC in
                                                          developing      Funding
                                                          the Recovery    required
                                                          Plan.
                                                          Community                                     Provision of    Local skills
                                     Restore the          support for     DEEDI,          TRC, TFC,                                                      2011-2012
                                     Millaa Millaa                        DEEWR           DEEDI,        appropriate     development
                                                          the project                                   public          and
                                     Waterfall Circuit    was                             DEEWR
                                                                          (Qld Natural                  recreational    employment


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                                                                         Estimated
                                                                         Cost
                                     walking tracks      confirmed       Disaster                      facilities.        generation.
                                                         through         Jobs and
                                                         formal public   Skills
                                                         consultation    Package -
                                                         undertaken      TBC)
                                                         by TRC in
                                                         developing      Funding
                                                         the Recovery    required
                                                         Plan.
                                                         Community                                     Provision of       Local skills
                                     Undertake clean-    support for     DEEDI,          TRC, TFC,                                                           2011-2012
                                     up and                              DEEWR           DEEDI,        improved public    development
                                                         the project                                   recreational       and
                                     improvements to     was                             DEEWR
                                     Marshall Park at                    (Qld Natural                  facilities.        employment
                                                         confirmed       Disaster                                         generation.
                                     Ravenshoe           through         Jobs and
                                                         formal public   Skills
                                                         consultation    Package -
                                                         undertaken      TBC)
           Improve public                                by TRC in
           amenity                                       developing      Funding
           infrastructure (cont)                         the Plan.       required

                                                         Community                                                        Increased
                                     Repair Misty        support for     DEEDI,          TRC, DERM,                                                          2011-2012
                                     Mountains Trails                    DEEWR,          TFC, DEEDI,                      visitation to the
                                                         the project                                                      region.
                                     (esp. Tully Falls   was             DERM            DEEWR
                                     Road section) to    confirmed
                                     a satisfactory                      (Qld Natural
                                                         through         Disaster
                                     condition.          formal public   Jobs and
                                                         consultation    Skills
                                                         undertaken      Package -
                                                         by TRC in       TBC)
                                                         developing
                                                         the Recovery    Funding
                                                         Plan.           required

                                                         Community                                     Provision of       Increased           Improve the
                                     Clear debris and    support for     NDRRA           DERM,                                                               2011-12
                                     restore the Mt.                     existing        TERRAIN       appropriate        visitation to the   environment.
                                                         the project                                   public             region.
                                     Bartle Frere

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                                                                              Estimated
                                                                              Cost
                                          walking tracks.     was             budget                        recreational
                                                              confirmed                                     facilities.
                                                              through
                                                              formal
                                                              consultation
                                                              undertaken
                                                              by TRC in
                                                              developing
                                                              the Recovery
                                                              Plan.
                Improve public                                Community
                amenity                   Provide a labour                    DEEDI,          TRC, DERM,    Provision of       Local skills                     2011-2012
                                                              support for                                   appropriate        development
                infrastructure (cont)     force to help       the project     DEEWR           TFC, DEEDI,
                                          expedite                                            DEEWR         public             and
                                                              was             (Qld Natural                  recreational       employment
                                          development of      confirmed
                                          the Ravenshoe                       Disaster                      facilities.        generation.
                                                              through         Jobs and
                                          Netball Precinct.   formal public   Skills
                                                              consultation    Package -
                                                              undertaken      TBC)
                                                              by TRC in       Funding
                                                              developing      required
                                                              the Recovery
                                                              Plan.
                                                              Community                                     Provision of       Local skills
                                          Undertake           support for     DEEDI,          TRC, DERM,                                                        2011-2012
                                          repair-works to                     DEEWR           TFC, DEEDI,   improved public    development
                                                              the project                                   recreational       and
                                          mend perimeter      was                             DEEWR
                                          fence and                           (Qld Natural                  facilities.        employment
                                                              confirmed       Disaster                                         generation.
                                          entrance/ road      through
                                          at Ravenshoe                        Jobs and
                                                              formal public   Skills
                                          Junior Rugby        consultation
                                          League grounds                      Package -
                                                              undertaken      TBC)
                                          (damaged by         by TRC in
                                          STC Yasi).          developing      Funding
                                                              the Recovery    required
                                                              Plan.
           9.   Establish and             Seek to establish                                                                    Clear
                implement a clear         a communication     Community       DEEDI           DEEDI, DOC,                                                       November 2011
                                                              support for     Existing                                         communication


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                                                                          Estimated
                                                                          Cost
           communication             strategy for         the project     budget       QRAA, SDMG                       strategy for
           strategy for future       business             was                                                           future disaster
           business response         response in the      confirmed                                                     business
                                     District Disaster    through                                                       response.
                                     Management           formal public
                                     Plan to ensure       consultation
                                     that future          undertaken                                                    Improved
                                     business             by TRC in                                                     business
                                     recovery             developing                                                    resilience during
                                     activities centred   the Recovery                                                  and following a
                                     on outreach,         Plan.                                                         disaster.
                                     public meetings,
                                     mobile offices
                                     etc., are well
                                     coordinated and
                                     communicated
                                     through
                                     appropriate
                                     channels (e.g.
                                     print and
                                     electronic media,
                                     notice boards,
                                     Post).
   10.     Support small             Support clients      Community                                                     Enhanced access
           business in accessing     in accessing         support for     NDRRA        QRAA, DEEDI                                                        to 31 October 2011
                                                                                                                        to financial
           financial assistance      QRAA                 the project     Existing                                      assistance for
                                     assistance.          was             budget                                        small business.
                                                          confirmed
                                                          through
                                                          formal public
                                                          consultation
                                                          undertaken
                                                          by TRC in
                                                          developing
                                                          the Recovery
                                                          Plan.
   11.     Ensure recovery           Provide timely       Community                                                     Improved
           officers are              training to          support for     DEEDI,       QRAA, DEEDI                                                        November 2011
                                                                          QRAA                                          service delivery


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           Issue or need            address need                           Yes / No     the project
                                                                           Estimated
                                                                           Cost
           sufficiently trained     recovery officers      the project     Existing                                    to business
           prior to assisting       on issues              was             budget                                      following a
           affected clients         relating to            confirmed                                                   disaster event.
                                    eligibility criteria   through
                                    for financial          formal public
                                    assistance.            consultation
                                                           undertaken
                                                           by TRC in
                                                           developing
                                                           the Recovery
                                                           Plan.
   12.     Provide capability       Provide business       Community                                                   Improved
           development for          resilience and         support for     DEEDI        DEEDI, TRC,                                                      June 2011
                                                                           Existing     TFC                            business
           small business           continuity             the project                                                 resilience.
                                    planning               was             budget
                                    workshops.             confirmed
                                                           through
                                                           formal public
                                                           consultation
                                                           undertaken
                                                           by TRC in
                                                           developing
                                                           the Recovery
                                                           Plan.
   13.     Increase the beef                               Community                    TRC                            Establishment of
           industry’s emergency     Provide                support for     TRC                                                                           June 2012
                                    emergency                                                                          an improved
           response capability                             the project     Funding                                     emergency
                                    response/              was
                                    recovery-related                       required                                    response
                                                           confirmed                                                   capability within
                                    training and up-       through         Funded
                                    skilling to                                                                        the beef sector
                                                           formal public   from the                                    to assist the
                                    improve                consultation    CDO
                                    individual beef                                                                    industry and
                                                           undertaken      Package                                     EMQ.
                                    property’s             by TRC in
                                    response               developing
                                    mechanisms.            the Recovery
                                                           Plan.



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           Issue or need               address need                        Yes / No      the project
                                                                           Estimated
                                                                           Cost
   14.     Account for a greater                           Community                                                      Accounts for
           response time in the        Explore the         support for     EMQ           EMQ                                                               September 2011
                                       extension of                                                                       time lags
           provision of recovery                           the project     Existing                                       experienced in
           activities in rural and     time for the        was
                                       declaration                         budget                                         responding to
           remote areas                                    confirmed                                                      disaster events
                                       period of           through
                                       emergency                                                                          in rural and
                                                           formal public                                                  remote areas.
                                       powers in rural     consultation
                                       and remote          undertaken
                                       areas following a   by TRC in
                                       disaster event.     developing
                                                           the Recovery
                                                           Plan.
   15.     Support primary                                 Community                                                      Enhanced
           producers in                Support clients     support for     NDRRA         QRAA, DEEDI                                                       to 31 October 2011
                                       in accessing                        Existing                                       access to
           accessing financial                             the project                                                    financial
           assistance                  QRAA                was             Budget
                                       assistance.                                                                        assistance for
                                                           confirmed                                                      primary
                                                           through                                                        producers.
                                                           formal public
                                                           consultation
                                                           undertaken
                                                           by TRC in
                                                           developing
                                                           the Plan.
   16.     Assist industry in                              Community                                                      Assist the beef
           clearing fence lines to     Provide support     support for     DEEDI         DEEDI                                                             December 2011
                                       to industry                                                                        industry to
           secure stray stock                              the project     $3 million                                     return to normal
                                       through             was
                                       Operation                                                                          operations in a
                                                           confirmed                                                      timely manner.
                                       Cleanup.            through
                                                           formal public
                                                           consultation
                                                           undertaken
                                                           by TRC in
                                                           developing
                                                           the Recovery
                                                           Plan.


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           Issue or need             address need                         Yes / No     the project
                                                                          Estimated
                                                                          Cost
   17.     Ensure Operation                               Community                                                     An extension
           Cleanup meets the         Extend operation     support for     DEEDI        AgForce, TRC,                                                      December 2011
                                     cleanup beyond                                    DEEDI                            will assist in
           needs of industry                              the project     N/A                                           ensuring that all
                                     December 2011        was
                                     to facilitate                                                                      needy
                                                          confirmed                                                     businesses
                                     assistance to all    through
                                     needy                                                                              receive clean up
                                                          formal public                                                 assistance.
                                     businesses.          consultation
                                                          undertaken
                                                          by TRC in
                                                          developing
                                                          the Recovery
                                                          Plan.
                                                          Community                                                     May provide
                                     Consider the use     support for     DEEDI        AgForce,
                                     of hourly or daily                                DEEDI                            better value for
                                                          the project     N/A                                           money in
                                     rate for             was
                                     contractors to                                                                     delivering
                                                          confirmed                                                     Operation
                                     provide better       through
                                     value for money.                                                                   Cleanup.
                                                          formal public
                                                          consultation
                                                          undertaken
                                                          by TRC in
                                                          developing
                                                          the Recovery
                                                          Plan.
   18.     Provide disaster                               Community                                                     Assists primary
           recovery-related          Provide on-going     support for     DEEDI        DEEDI, TRC                                                         June 2012
                                     information-                         Existing                                      producers in
           research,                                      the project                                                   returning to
           development and           extension            was             Budget
                                     delivery services                                                                  normal business
           extension services to                          confirmed                                                     operations in a
           industry                  to affected          through
                                     industry and                                                                       timely manner.
                                                          formal public
                                     producers            consultation
                                                          undertaken
                                                          by TRC in
                                                          developing
                                                          the Plan.


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                                                                            Estimated
                                                                            Cost
   19.     Support primary                                  Community                                                    Enhanced
           producers in               Support clients       support for     NDRRA        QRAA, DEEDI                                                            to 31 October 2011
                                      in accessing                          Existing                                     access to
           accessing financial                              the project                                                  financial
           assistance                 QRAA assistance       was             Budget
                                                                                                                         assistance for
                                                            confirmed                                                    primary
                                                            through                                                      producers.
                                                            formal public
                                                            consultation
                                                            undertaken
                                                            by TRC in
                                                            developing
                                                            the Recovery
                                                            Plan.
   20.     Address land clearing                            Community                                                    Protection of       Improved fire
           restrictions impacting     Review                support for     DERM         AgForce,                                                               July 2011
                                      Vegetation                            Existing     DERM, TRC,                      fencing             breaks providing
           on clean up                                      the project                                                  infrastructure      greater
                                      Management Act        was             budget       TFC, DEEDI
                                      to address land                                                                    against future      protection
                                                            confirmed                                                    extreme             during fire
                                      clearing issues       through
                                      including the                                                                      weather events.     events.
                                                            formal public
                                      ability to clear to   consultation
                                      20m along fence       undertaken
                                      lines.                by TRC in
                                                            developing
                                                            the Recovery
                                                            Plan.
   21.     Ensure fire                                      Community                                                    Establishing a
           management                 QFRS to liaise        support for     QFRS         QFRS, DERM,                                                            July 2011
                                      with affected                         Existing     TRC                             satisfactory fire
           regulations do not                               the project                                                  management
           impact on cleanup          landholders to        was             budget
                                      establish                                                                          regime for
           activities                                       confirmed                                                    graziers.
                                      satisfactory fire     through
                                      management            formal public
                                      outcome.              consultation
                                                            undertaken
                                                            by TRC in
                                                            developing
                                                            the Plan.


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           Issue or need            address need                         Yes / No        the project
                                                                         Estimated
                                                                         Cost
   22.                                                   Community                                                       Provision of
           Ensure services          Tourism IRO to       support for     NDRRA           DEEDI                                                            June 2011
           provided by Industry     inspect issues                                                                       support for
                                                         the project     N/A                                             tourism
           Recovery Officers        specific to the      was
           (Tourism) are            Southern                                                                             recovery on the
                                                         confirmed                                                       Atherton
           commensurately           Tablelands and       through
           delivered across         engage with                                                                          Tablelands.
                                                         formal public
           affected regions         industry to          consultation
                                    determine            undertaken
                                    appropriate          by TRC in
                                    recovery             developing
                                    activities.          the Recovery
                                                         Plan.
   23.                                                   Community                                                       Provision of new
           Improve attraction       Explore              support for     DEEDI           TRC, Athrail,                                                    March 2012
           level and visitor        feasibility of                       (Tourism        Herberton                       tourism product
                                                         the project                                                     to benefit the
           experience in            incorporating a      was             Projects        Historic Village
           Herberton township       light rail service                   Pre-                                            Herberton
                                                         confirmed                                                       township.
                                    between              through         Feasibility
                                    Herberton            formal public   Grants)
                                    Historic Village     consultation
                                    and the                              $30,000
                                                         undertaken
                                    township of          by TRC in
                                    Herberton.           developing
                                                         the Recovery
                                                         Plan.
   24.                                                   Community                                                       Local skills
           Foster improvements      Develop an           support for     DEEDI,          DEEDI,                                                           2011-2012
           to indigenous            indigenous                           DEEWR           DEEWR,                          development
                                                         the project                                                     and
           business assets          training package     was                             CRCDEP,
                                    to assist in the                     (Qld Natural    Badjuballa                      employment
                                                         confirmed       Disaster                                        generation.
                                    recovery of          through                         Aboriginal
                                    Kirrama Station.                     Jobs and        Corporation
                                                         formal public   Skills
                                                         consultation    Package -
                                                         undertaken      TBC)
                                                         by TRC in       Funding
                                                         developing      required
                                                         the Recovery


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            Issue or need          address need                      Yes / No     the project
                                                                     Estimated
                                                                     Cost
                                                      Plan.




  GLOSSARY / ACRONYMS:
  CRCDEP:      Cairns Regional Community Development Employment Program                     TA:        Tourism Australia
  DEEDI:       Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation                TEFA:      Tropical Exotic Fruits Australia
  DEEWR:       Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations                  TFC:       Tablelands Futures Corporation
  DERM:        Department of Environment and Resource Management                            TRC:       Tablelands Regional Council
  DIT:         Department of Infrastructure and Transport                                   TTNQ:      Tropical Tourism North Queensland
  DOC:         Department of Community                                                      TTT:       Tropical Tablelands Tourism
  DTMR:        Department of Transport and Main Roads                                       TQ:        Tourism Queensland
  EMQ:         Emergency Management Queensland                                              QFRS:      Queensland Fire & Rescue Services
  NDRF:        Natural Disaster Resilience Fund                                             QRA:       Queensland Reconstruction Authority
  NDRRA:       Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements                            QRAA:      Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority
  SDMG:        State Disaster Management Group


Timeline:
  Short Term        To October 2011 (6 months)
  Medium Term       To April 2012 (12 months)
  Long Term         > May 2012 (+12 months)




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       Priority recovery and reconstruction needs for Tablelands Regional Council Built & Natural Environment Sub Group Action Plan
       As at 15th June, 2011

       Natural Environment
Priority   Issue / need       Project             Who will           Project support outline            Funding / resources                      Assessed benefits                            Supporting
                                                implement the                                                secured?                                                                        information
                                                   project                                                                        Community             Economy          Environment

   1       Weed control   Mapping of           Planned to be a   A review of National Park and        Funding required         Employment            Limit the loss of   Natural         The area to be
                          current and          joint program     State Forest areas being             EST 30,000-40,000        opportunities.        productive          resource and    assessed and closely
                          potential            between DERM,     undertaken as access is                                                             farm land and       land            monitored is the
                          infestations and     DEEDI and TRC     restored. DERM mapping                                        Maintain rural        long term           preservation.   southern portion of
                          prioritising areas                     undertaken as infestations                                    livelihoods.          financial outlay                    TRC affected by TC
                          for conducting                         identified. DERM prioritisation                               Preserving            in weed             Prevention of   Yasi.
                          control works.                         undertaken in line with Pest                                  recreational areas.   control.            noxious         TRC Pest
                                                                 Management Strategy. DERM                                                           Natural             weed spread.    Management Plan.
                                                                 Control efforts focussed on NP                                                      environment                         DEEDI weed register.
                                                                 and SF in line with Pest                                                            attracting                          Land Protection and
                                                                 Management Strategy.                                                                tourism                             Stock Route
                                                                 Review of TRC Pest                                                                  opportunities.                      Management Act.
                                                                 Management Plan with the                                                                                                2004
                                                                 involvement of the Pest                                                                                                 TRC Local Laws -
                                                                 Management Advisor                                                                                                      Control of Pests
                                                                 Committee (PMAC).                                                                                                       Stakeholders:
                          Stevia ovata         Stevia Ovata      Stevia ovata is a pest weed that     Funding required                                                                   TRC, DERM, DEEDI,
                          (Candyleaf)          Stakeholders      has recently established itself in    EST $180,000 over two                                                             ERGON, PMAC,
                          management           Group (TRC,       the Ravenshoe area. It will          years.                                                                             TMR, QRA, ATGIS,
                                               DERM, DEEDI,      quickly infest in areas that have                                                                                       FNQROC, Property
                                               Ergon, FNQROC)    been cleared due to TC Yasi and                                                                                         owners
                                                                 impact greatly on graziers and
                                                                 other landholders. An urgent
                                                                 management program is
                                                                 required.
                          Public awareness     TRC               Distribution of awareness            From within current
                                                                 material targeting graziers, hay     funding
                                                                 & gravel suppliers. Stock feed
                                                                 suppliers, earthmoving
                                                                 contractors. Participation at
                                                                 Walkamin Field Days.


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Priority    Issue / need        Project             Who will          Project support outline          Funding / resources                            Assessed benefits                       Supporting
                                                  implement the                                             secured?                                                                         information
                                                     project                                                                        Community               Economy       Environment

                            Permanent &          Joint program    Establishment of four bays in      Funding required
                            portable             between TMR &    geographically strategic areas     Permanent 4 @ $200
                            washdown bays        TRC              to manage cleaning of              000 ea
                                                                  machinery and vehicles.            Portable equipment
                                                                  Availability of portable wash      e.g. gurneys, gravel
                                                                  down facilities for use on areas   pits, tanks, etc.. valued
                                                                  of high weed infestation.          at approx. $80,000
   2       Repair &         Impact               TRC, Terrain,    TRC to collate enquiries and       From within current                                                  Managed       A QRA working group
           restoration of   assessment           DERM, QRA        complaints from landholders        funding and resources       Prevention of                            approach to   involving DERM, River
           waterways                                              and assess individual                                          further erosion of                       clearing or   Improvement Trusts,
                                                                  circumstances.                                                 private property                         removal       Councils, Terrain and
                                                                                                                                                                          debris to     other community
                                                                                                                                                                          prevent       representatives has
                                                                                                                                                                          environment   been established to
                                                                                                                                                                          al damage.    assist with addressing
                                                                                                                                                                                        waterway recovery
                                                                                                                                                                                        issues. Initial
                            Debris removal                        Green army/ job skills package     DEEDI job skills package                                                           assessment of
                                                                  to be sourced and                  availability                                                                       identified TRC
                                                                  appropriate administration to                                                                                         waterway sites has
                                                                  be developed                                                                                                          been undertaken.
                            Erosion                               Develop scope of works. Source     2 key sites- unfunded                                                              The information has
                            restoration                           program and funding                Tarzali approx $10000                                                              been included in a
                                                                  availability                       Ravenshoe $20000                                                                   spreadsheet
                                                                                                     Works at both sites                                                                identifying works
                                                                                                     require rock, machinery                                                            required across the
                                                                                                     and engineering                                                                    TC Yasi affected area,
                                                                                                     support                                                                            and options to
                                                                                                                                                                                        facilitate removal of
                                                                                                                                                                                        debris and to
                                                                                                                                                                                        undertake any
                                                                                                                                                                                        restoration work not
                                                                                                                                                                                        covered by existing
                                                                                                                                                                                        programs are being
                                                                                                                                                                                        considered by the
                                                                                                                                                                                        working group.


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Priority   Issue / need        Project            Who will           Project support outline          Funding / resources                      Assessed benefits                        Supporting
                                                implement the                                              secured?                                                                    information
                                                   project                                                                     Community             Economy        Environment

                                                                                                                                                                                   Limited work on a
                                                                                                                                                                                   small number of sites
                                                                                                                                                                                   is required.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Stakeholders:
                                                                                                                                                                                   TRC, DERM, DEEDI ,
                                                                                                                                                                                   QRA, Property
                                                                                                                                                                                   owners, Terrain




   3          Fire        Promote              QFRS              QFRS to target the media           From within QFRS        Communities to        Prevent loss of   Management     Nth Gulf, Terrain and
           Management     awareness of fire                      outlets and community events       resources               remain safe from      property,         of fire to     Burdekin Dry Tropics
                          permits                                the awareness of the need to                               fire hazards.         crops, stock      ensure they    discussed fire mngt.
                                                                 obtain fire permits before                                                       and other         are            with Leasie Felderhoff
                                                                 burning fallen debris                                                            assets.           conducted to   (Firescape) to look at
                                                                                                                                                                    suit the       how to coordinate a
                          Fire fuel load       QFRS, RFS, TRC,   DERM, TRC, QFRS & RFS fire         Funding required for                                            environment.   ‘regional approach’ to
                          assessments,         DERM, Terrain,    planning to be undertaken by a     hire of consultant.                                                            the fire planning,
                          management of        NGNRMG            fire management expert to                                                                                         early season (2012)
                          priority areas,                        ensure a regional approach.                                                                                       fire breaks and end of
                          and integration of                                                                                                                                       season (2012) burns
                          management                                                                                                                                               and management.
                          over tenures.                                                                                                                                            Even without the
                                                                                                                                                                                   added hazard of the
                                                                                                                                                                                   timber we still have a
                                                                                                                                                                                   high fuel load with
                                                                                                                                                                                   grass this year. We
                          Communication        QFRS, RFS, TRC    Distribution of awareness          From within current                                                            will collectively try
                          and landholder                         material and media                 budget                                                                         and source
                          awareness                              communications to be                                                                                              appropriate funds to
                                                                 conducted on fire hazards.                                                                                        engage landholders



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Priority   Issue / need        Project         Who will           Project support outline          Funding / resources               Assessed benefits                       Supporting
                                             implement the                                              secured?                                                            information
                                                project                                                                  Community         Economy       Environment

                          Conduct control   QFRS, RFS, TRC,   Conduct training of public and     Funding required for                                                  and cooperatively
                          burning           DERM, Terrain,    available staff in fire            fire management                                                       come up with a
                                            NGNRMG            management to enable more          training - $15,000                                                    regional plan. Fire is
                                                              resources to be available when                                                                           normally managed in
                                                              needed.                                                                                                  this area at the
                                                                                                                                                                       property level, and is
                                                                                                                                                                       a very personal thing
                                                                                                                                                                       (not all landholders
                                                                                                                                                                       like fire). Thus, in
                                                                                                                                                                       order to have cross
                                                                                                                                                                       property coordination
                                                                                                                                                                       at the scale required,
                                                                                                                                                                       we feel we need to
                                                                                                                                                                       engage and ensure
                                                                                                                                                                       people are willing and
                                                                                                                                                                       comfortable to use
                                                                                                                                                                       fire for priority breaks
                                                                                                                                                                       and later
                                                                                                                                                                       management. Fire
3 cont                                                                                                                                                                 cannot be managed
                                                                                                                                                                       without good
                                                                                                                                                                       landholder
                                                                                                                                                                       knowledge and
                                                                                                                                                                       participation
                                                                                                                                                                       (24/3/11) NI.
                                                                                                                                                                       TRC Fire Mngt. staff
                                                                                                                                                                       are undertaking
                                                                                                                                                                       assessments of risk
                                                                                                                                                                       areas.
                                                                                                                                                                       Stakeholders:
                                                                                                                                                                       QFS, RFS, TRC, DERM,
                                                                                                                                                                       QRA, Property
                                                                                                                                                                       owners, Terrain,
                                                                                                                                                                       NGNRMG.




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Priority   Issue / need        Project             Who will          Project support outline          Funding / resources                      Assessed benefits                        Supporting
                                                 implement the                                             secured?                                                                    information
                                                    project                                                                     Community             Economy        Environment

   4        Vegetation    Relaxation of         DEEDI, DERM      Operation Clean Up QLD             Funded from within the   Improved safety of    Reduction of                    Operation Clean Up
           Management     fence line clearing   Property owner   (DEEDI) obtain permits to clear    OCU program              the travelling        fencing damage                  QLD (DEEDI) has
                          allowance                              fence lines past the current                                public from the       and associated                  obtained permits to
                                                                 10m allowances                                              reduction of          repair costs in                 clear fence lines
                                                                                                                             wandering stock       future events                   (20m) past the
                                                                                                                                                   from falling                    current 10m
                                                                                                                                                   trees.                          allowances; this is
                                                                                                                                                                                   being applied in
                                                                                                                                                                                   consultation with
                                                                                                                                                                                   property owners on
                                                                                                                                                                                   sites where OCU is
                          Vegetation buffer     Ergon            Assessment of current practices                             Reduction of public   Prevent loss of                 undertaking works.
                          around Ergon                           and conditions of vegetation                                health issues due     stock and other                 Currently property
                          infrastructure                         management around                                           to untreated water    assets                          owners can only clear
                                                                 powerlines and the impacts of                               and sewerage                                          to a 10 buffer along
                                                                 cyclonic events                                             issues                                                fence lines.




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Priority    Issue / need       Project         Who will          Project support outline          Funding / resources                         Assessed benefits                       Supporting
                                             implement the                                             secured?                                                                      information
                                                project                                                                     Community               Economy       Environment

   5       National        Koombooloomba    DERM             Assessments of access to           DERM advised to seek     These areas are of      Benefits the     Promotes       Many significant
           Parks Access    Dam, Misty                        walking trail, national parks,     NDRRA or other funding   great value for         economy by       appreciation   environmental
                           Mountains and                     camping areas, etc. are to be      to compliment current    Community and           attracting       of the         walking trails and
                           other national                    undertaken. Works are then         budget allowance.        tourism use             tourists and     environment
                                                                                                                                                                                 camping areas in
                           parks access                      required to clear these areas to                            enjoyment.              visitors to      and the
                                                                                                                                                                                 the southern area
                                                             re-establish safe public access.                                                    those areas.     different
                                                                                                                                                                  ecosystems.    of the shire have
                                                                                                                                                                                 been affected and
                                                                                                                                                                                 closed as a result of
                                                                                                                                                                                 the cyclone. These
                                                                                                                                                                                 areas are a draw
                                                                                                                                                                                 card to the
                                                                                                                                                                                 travelling tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                 sector and locals.
                                                                                                                                                                                 QPWS are
                                                                                                                                                                                 progressively
                                                                                                                                                                                 opening these
                                                                                                                                                                                 areas as weather
                                                                                                                                                                                 conditions allow
                                                                                                                                                                                 repairs and
                                                                                                                                                                                 restoration. A
                                                                                                                                                                                 forecast ‘wet’ dry
                                                                                                                                                                                 season will limit the
                                                                                                                                                                                 amount of time the
                                                                                                                                                                                 workforce can
                                                                                                                                                                                 undertake the
                                                                                                                                                                                 repairs.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Stakeholders:
                                                                                                                                                                                 DERM, TRC




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Priority   Issue / need      Project             Who will         Project support outline          Funding / resources                      Assessed benefits                            Supporting
                                               implement the                                            secured?                                                                        information
                                                  project                                                                   Community             Economy          Environment

   6       Pest Animal    Impact              TRC,DERM,        Monitored by requests from        From within current     Reduction of public   Limit the loss of   Natural         Council staff noticed
                          assessment          DEEDI            landholders                       funding                 health issues due     productive          resource and    an increase in pest
                                                                                                                         to vermin control.    farm land and       land            animals in the
                                                                                                                                               long term           preservation.   southern more
                                                                                                                         Community safety      financial outlay                    exposed areas. Also
                                                                                                                         in recreational       due to crop,        Wildlife        seems to be an
                                                                                                                         areas.                stock and land      protection      increase in the
                                                                                                                                               destruction.                        Kuranda area with
                                                                                                                                               Natural                             pigs.
                                                                                                                                               environment
                                                                                                                                               attracting                          The area to be
                                                                                                                                               tourism                             assessed and closely
                                                                                                                                               opportunities                       monitored is the
                                                                                                                                                                                   southern portion of
                                                                                                                                                                                   TRC affected by TC
                                                                                                                                                                                   Yasi.
                                                                                                                                                                                   TRC Pest
                                                                                                                                                                                   Management Plan.
                                                                                                                                                                                   DEEDI weed register.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Land Protection and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Stock Route
                                                                                                                                                                                   Management Act.
                                                                                                                                                                                   2004
                                                                                                                                                                                   TRC Local Laws -
                                                                                                                                                                                   Control of Pests
                                                                                                                                                                                   Stakeholders:
                                                                                                                                                                                   TRC, DERM, DEEDI,
                                                                                                                                                                                   ERGON, PMAC, TMR,
                                                                                                                                                                                   QRA, ATGIS, Property
                                                                                                                                                                                   owners




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Priority   Issue / need        Project           Who will          Project support outline          Funding / resources                       Assessed benefits                       Supporting
                                               implement the                                             secured?                                                                    information
                                                  project                                                                     Community             Economy       Environment

   7         Wildlife     Native wildlife     DERM             Assessments and surveys of         DERM to conduct within   The environment is                     Maintains      Stakeholders:
           management     habitat                              damage to wildlife habitat is      current resources.       of high value to the                   healthy        DERM, TRC, QRA,
                          conservation                         required to determine the                                   community                              ecosystems.    Property owners,
                                                               effects of TC Yasi with                                     therefore this                                        Public, Terrain.
                                                               particular focus on threatened                              project is vital to
                                                               and priority species.                                       maintain those
                                                                                                                           values.
                          Native wildlife     DERM, TRC,       Any major destruction of           Funding may be
                          habitat             Terrain          habitat should be mapped and       required and
                          restoration                          prepared for restoration which     determined after an
                                                               may include revegetation.          initial assessment.
                                                               These areas also need to be
                                                               continually monitors for threats
                                                               to wildlife such as pest animals
                                                               (pigs, dogs) and pest weed
                                                               infestations that threaten
                                                               regeneration of habitat.

                          Welfare advice      DERM, TRC        The public should be made          DERM to conduct media
                                                               aware of what to do and how        communication within
                                                               to contact if they should come     current resources.
                                                               across an injured or misplaced
                                                               native animal. Media
                                                               communications is required to
                                                               deliver these messages.

   8        Roaming       Stock in National   DERM,            DERM reviewing stock roaming       From within current      Landholders have       Landholders     Minimise       Stakeholders:
             stock        Park land & USL     Landholder       as access returns.                 budget.                  stock returned.        have stock      harm to the    DERM, Property
                                                                                                                           Reduce road and        returned.       environment    owners
                          Wandering stock     Landholders                                         From within current      traffic hazards.                       due to
                          on other land                                                           budget.                                                         trampling
                          (incl. roadways)                                                                                                                        and
                                                                                                                                                                  consumption
                                                                                                                                                                  by stock and
                                                                                                                                                                  weed seed
                                                                                                                                                                  spread.


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       Built Environment
Priority     Issue / need           Project             Who will           Project support outline        Funding / resources                    Assessed benefits                    Supporting information
                                                      implement the                                            secured?
                                                         project                                                                  Community          Economy         Environment

   1       Road restoration   Impacts on            TMR, TRC             Assessments to be carried       NDRRA, Council and     Increased road    Increased          Road             TMR and DERM officers
                              building                                   out in preparation to put a     TMR funding.           safety.           employment for     reconstruction   plan to meet in May in
                              recovery/restoratio                        claim in for NDRRA.                                                      contactors.        work to be       Cairns to discuss TMR
                              n works.                                                                                                                               undertaken       requirements and any
                                                                                                                                                                     without          authorities or approvals
                                                                                                                                                                     causing          required for proposed
                              Linkages between      TMR, TRC             An arrangement be made to       NDRRA                                                       environmental    extraction works.
                              TMR-landholders-                           combine available resources                                                                 harm –           Stakeholders:
                              Council for                                when carrying out road                                                                      including        DERM, QRA, Property
                              machinery use                              reconstruction works.                                                                       appropriate      owners, TMR.
                              efficiencies.                                                                                                                          erosion and
                                                                                                                                                                     sediment
                                                                                                                                                                     control
   2       Disaster funding   Negotiate one         TRC engineering      Councils director of            N/A                    Reduction to       Reduction to                       The three activations of
                trigger       trigger for the                            engineering services to                                councils          councils                            the NDRRA
                              $260,000 disaster                          write to QLDRA outlining                               operating cost    operating cost                      arrangements
                              funding for the                            councils circumstances and                             and ratepayers    and ratepayers                      Stakeholders:
                              three events.                              concerns with the multiple                                                                                   TRC, QRA
                                                                         triggers
   3           Fencing        Prioritising of       Landholder, DEEDI.   Ensure landholders consider     From within current    Ensure            Retain income      Reduce           Agforce roadshow to
                              fencing restoration                        priority fencing repairs        budget                 containment of    from stock         environmental    communicate fencing
                              i.e. roadways,                             when carrying out works,                               stock                                harm from        priorities.
                              boundaries,                                including fencing off of                                                                    stock damage.    Blaze Aid, Operation
                              internal)                                  riparian areas                                                                                               Clean up provide
                                                                                                                                                                                      support for landholders
                                                                                                                                                                                      regarding fencing.
                                                                                                                                                                                      QRA (Sam Spina,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Innisfail 0429497757)
                                                                                                                                                                                      grant should be
                                                                                                                                                                                      accessed.
                                                                                                                                                                                      (item Completed)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Stakeholders:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Agforce, QRA, Blaze
                                                                                                                                                                                      Aid, DEEDI.



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Priority        Issue / need             Project               Who will           Project support outline       Funding / resources                    Assessed benefits                 Supporting information
                                                             implement the                                           secured?
                                                                project                                                                  Community          Economy        Environment

             Communication         Agforce, QRA,           Provide              From within current budget.    Communication and
             and landholder        DEEDI                   information                                         landholder awareness
             awareness                                     regarding priority
                                                           fence repairs to
                                                           landholders.
                                                           Communicate
                                                           information to
                                                           landholders as to
                                                           the various
                                                           programs that can
                                                           assist in the
                                                           restoration of
                                                           fencing


      Built and Natural Environment
       GLOSSARY / ACRONYMS:
           CRCDEP:      Cairns Regional Community Development Employment Program                                TA:          Tourism Australia
           DEEDI:       Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation                           TEFA:        Tropical Exotic Fruits Australia
           DEEWR:       Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations                             TFC:         Tablelands Futures Corporation
           DERM:        Department of Environment and Resource Management                                       TMR:         Transport and Main Roads
           DIT:         Department of Infrastructure and Transport                                              TRC:         Tablelands Regional Council
           DOC:         Department of Community                                                                 TTNQ:        Tropical Tourism North Queensland
           DTMR:        Department of Transport and Main Roads                                                  TTT:         Tropical Tablelands Tourism
           EMQ:         Emergency Management Queensland                                                         TQ:          Tourism Queensland
           NDRF:        Natural Disaster Resilience Fund                                                        QFRS:        Queensland Fire & Rescue Services
           NDRRA:       Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements                                       QRA:         Queensland Reconstruction Authority
           NGNRMG:      North Gulf Natural Resource Management Group                                            QRAA:        Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority
           SDMG:        State Disaster Management Group                                                         RFS:         Rural Fire Service

      Timeline:
           Short Term          To October 2011 (6 months)
           Medium Term         To April 2012 (12 months)
           Long Term           > May 2012 (+12 months)



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   Appendix 6: Contacts Register

       TABLELANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION
                              COMMITTEE

            NAME                               POSITION                           CONTACT DETAILS


     Cr Shaaron Linwood                       Chairperson                shaaronl@trc.qld.gov.au


          Sarah Dean                     Senior Advisor Disaster         sarahd@trc.qld.gov.au
                                          Management - TRC

        Darren Cleland              Chairman - Economic Recovery         darren.cleland@deedi.qld.gov.au
                                             Sub-Group

       Gordon Malcolm               Chairperson - Built and Natural      gordon.malcolm@dlgp.qld.gov.au
                                   Environment Recovery Sub-Group

Lisa Rackstraw / Lyndal Scobell       Chairpersons - Human-Social        lisa.rackstraw@communities.qld.gov.au
                                         Recovery Sub-Group              lscobell@redcross.org.au

       Cheryl Matthews               Temporary Disaster Recovery         cherylm@trc.qld.gov.au
                                            Coordinator




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