In late January 2019, tropical Queensland received an extended period of heavy rainfall as a result of an intense slow-moving monsoon and tropical lows. This event continued to affect Queensland until 9 February 2019. In response to the event, the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, the Honourable
Craig Crawford, tasked the Inspector-General Emergency Management on 7 February 2019 to assess disaster management elements of the Monsoon Trough event including:
• the preparation and planning by state and local governments
and the community
• the response to the weather event, including measures taken
to inform the community, protect life and private and public property,
and manage the supply of essential services
• dam operations, in particular for the Ross River Dam, and associated
• resourcing, overall coordination and deployment of personnel and
• other related matters the Inspector-General Emergency Management
considers relevant, including land use planning and building codes.
Inspector-General Emergency Management
State of Queensland
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