Centralised disaster website to aid quick response by locals

QUEENSLANDERS will have vital information on natural disasters at their fingertips with the launch of a centralised website.

Information Technology Minister Ian Walker said on Friday (Nov 29) the online emergency services and safety platform will ensure Queenslanders can find vital emergency-related information in one place with the click of a button.

"This kind of service is a one-stop-shop approach to put our customers first, to expand our online service delivery and reduce the cost of simple transactions," he said.

"It improves customer services by offering easy access to consistent information, whether customers jump online using a smartphone, tablet or PC, call from anywhere or visit a counter in their local community.

Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey said the one-stop shop approach was a pivotal step forward in improving public accessibility to emergency information and services, especially in times of heightened anxiety when immediate support is crucial.

"Rather than wasting time searching for the appropriate emergency service department to log or respond to a disaster request, customers can now access the support they require, whether they choose to go online, call from anywhere or visit a government service centre," he said

For further information visit http://www.qld.gov.au/emergency