North West Queensland councils have officially launched their Get Ready NWQ app just in time for the school holidays.
The app is a component of "Get Ready" a locally led disaster preparedness initiative, founded in last year's wet season and the app was launched at the North West Qld Regional Organisation of Councils Board Meeting in Karumba last week.
Funded by the 2020-21 Get Ready Queensland program and developed by NWQROC, the app uses technology to provide locals and visitors with location-specific advice to help keep them safe when travelling within the region.
North West Queensland experiences a range of natural disasters and the Get Ready app is your go-to guide for being prepared for severe weather.
It gives you location-specific advice when you reach key sites around the region - so you know you're getting the best advice when you need it most.
You can download the app from the App Store or on Google Play - search "Get Ready NWQ".
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority attended the meeting with representatives from the nine member councils, the Bureau of Meteorology and senior leaders from the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments to discuss disaster recovery and resilience in the North West.
QRA CEO Brendan Moon and members of their Resilience team gave presentations with QRA saying the meeting was a wonderful opportunity to hear from the nine councils and other stakeholders about the issues they face and how QRA can support them on their road to recovery after the 2019 Monsoon Trough and other natural disasters.
"Thank you to NWQROC and Carpentaria Shire Council for hosting this important event. We look forward to continuing to work with you to improve disaster recovery and resilience in your region," QRA said.
As well as QRA, Mayors, CEOs and council officers were joined by Federal and State government representatives including David Littleproud MP, Senator Susan McDonald, Shane Stone from the National Recovery and Resilience Agency, and representatives from the Local Government Association of Queensland and the Bureau of Meteorology.
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