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Get Ready Gold Coast

Click to enlarge Get Ready Gold Coast - A flooded road

The Get Ready Gold Coast campaign aims to engage local communities, provide education, raise awareness and encourage action to build resilience against future disaster events. These events are based on all hazards relative to the City of Gold Coast’s sub-tropical climate and may include severe storms, floods, tidal and storm surges, heatwaves and bushfires.

The objectives of the campaign are to:

  • raise awareness that the Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate and experiences severe weather: storms, floods and fire can happen at any time of year - all hazards - all year round
  • encourage residents and businesses to understand their risk and to have a plan in place to respond to and recover from the impacts of a disaster event
  • encourage businesses to have a continuity plan should they be impacted for a period of time
  • educate the community on being prepared and encourage action
  • ensure the Gold Coast community has access to tools and easily accessible information on how they can mitigate the adverse effects of severe weather
  • build resilience and encourage planning in the community to be prepared for extreme weather or disaster events
  • save lives by educating local youth about the dangers of taking risks in extreme events, e.g. beach safety
  • educate local school students about the dangers of playing in storm water/flooded areas
  • encourage tourists to be aware of the natural hazards and to have a plan in place
  • encourage accommodation providers to raise awareness to tourists.

These objectives will be achieved through a range of activities as follows.

Get Ready Gold Coast is an initiative of Get Ready Queensland.


Natural hazards of the Gold Coast photography competition

The Gold Coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world to live, but like all cities we face very real risks from natural hazards. As well as the severe flooding we experienced earlier this year, cyclones, storms, bushfires and heatwaves are the kinds of major natural incidents that can occur on the Gold Coast.

Our Natural hazards of the Gold Coast photography competition is on again. It runs from 1 to 30 November 2017 and entry information will be posted on the City of Gold Coast Instagram page from 1 November. Use #getreadygoldcoast.

Download the Natural hazards of the Gold Coast photography competition terms and conditions.

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