Brisbane’s wonderful subtropical climate means we also get unpredictable weather, including severe storms and flooding. Many of us remember the devastating and isolating effects of the 2011 floods out here in the Pullenvale Ward.
On Sunday 8th October 2016 I attended the official opening of the Emergency Response Shed at the Mt Crosby Bowls Club, 770 Mt Crosby Rd, Mt Crosby.
David Kearney of the Karana Downs Rotary Club said, ‘Since the 2011 floods when Karana Downs was completely isolated for a number of days, our Rotary Club has been working towards having an Emergency Response shed in place to support the work of the Emergency Services teams in our area and to allow our community to be a little more self sufficient than we were at the time of the floods.’
As Councillor I am very proud of the SES and Disaster Management teams who perform an invaluable role in emergency situations and ensuring that they have the resources close to hand, through facilities such as this, is incredibly important.
This is great example of how groups such as the Karana Downs Rotary Club are working with Council to deliver for our community – I applaud them for their commitment and work!