Emergencies can happen. Some simple steps can help you be prepared for the unexpected.
CBD emergency campaign
The CBD emergency campaign aims to provide information to people who live and work in Newcastle about how to prepare for emergencies.
The core message is that people should follow three simple steps: 'Be prepared, stay in, tune in'.
The website www.emergencynewcastle.com.au is the central information tool to educate the community about these three steps. The site contains practical tips and useful contact details to help people who live and work in the city.
Posters and stickers have been produced to promote the website and core message. Copies of the poster or stickers are available from Council’s Communications Unit on 4974 2238.
The Newcastle CBD Evacuation Plan
The Newcastle CBD Evacuation plan is an annexure of the Newcastle Local Disaster Plan (DISPLAN).
The Newcastle Local Disaster Plan (DISPLAN) details arrangements that prevent or mitigate, prepare for or respond to, and recover from emergencies within the Newcastle Local Government Area.
The Evacuation Plan is an initiative of the Hunter Central Coast District and Newcastle Local Emergency Management Committees resulting from a directive from the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Executive Officers Co-ordinating Group on Counter Terrorism.
The Evacuation Plan was developed by a subcommittee of the Newcastle LEMC that also included representatives from the State Transit Authority, Ministry of Transport, RTA and RailCorp.
The aim of the Plan is to detail special control and coordination arrangements for an emergency should it arise in the Newcastle CBD area, which may involve evacuation of all or part of the CBD.
One of the key features of the Newcastle CBD Evacuation Plan is the development of community education strategies. The City of Newcastle is responsible for the delivery and implementation of the community education strategies.