Sites chosen for three gauges
THREE new gauge stations will be installed in the Comet and Nogoa river catchments by November.
Mt Panorama, Lynora Downs and Vandyke are the nominated properties to site the gauges, with a contractor locked in to install them.
At the July Local Disaster Management Group meeting, it was decided to post final flood height trigger data and an evacuation plan on the CHRC website before the wet season.
Centro Coles and Queensland Health will also be provided with specific flood data to help them with flood preparedness.
Xstrata’s Rolleston mine will fund the Vandyke gauge, as well as a high clearance vehicle for the Rolleston emergency services unit.
Bushfire management and preparedness is also high on the LDMG agenda.
It has requested a written report on hazard reduction actions and strategies from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.
The Central Highlands council has graded firebreaks in Bogantungan and the Willows.
It will also consider advice on firebreaks in Rubyvale and Sapphire’s unallocated state land areas.