• Annemarie Taylor

Live updates across all emergency situations brought together on new council dashboard

A new online dashboard which pulls together vital emergency alerts and services is available to Hawkesbury residents now.

The Hawkesbury Disaster and Emergency Management Dashboard provides live updates on road conditions, weather warnings, fire incidents, power outages, flood alerts, bush fire alerts and school closures, all in one convenient location.

The Disaster and Emergency Dashboard provides residents with a single point of reference to keep up-to-date with vital information before, during and after a disaster or emergency events.

It can be bookmarked on a smart device, and is designed to be adaptable to different devices and readily available without the need for a subscription, a log-in or an app download.

The dashboard avoids the need to visit multiple websites and/or social media pages to find out accurate, current information during an emergency.

It is also a useful tool to help community members prepare and plan. See the dashboard via Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and click on the Emergencies tab or bookmark the direct link http://disaster.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au today.

Hawkesbury City Council received $30,000 funding through Local Government NSW in 2019 to develop the Disaster and Emergency Dashboard.

Provided by Local Government NSW’s Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Grant Program, the project was developed by Hawkesbury Council’s Floodplain Risk Management Committee. The Committee is chaired by the Deputy Mayor, councillor, Mary Lyons Buckett, and supported by councillors Amanda Kotlash, Paul Rasmussen, Peter Reynolds, Danielle Wheeler, plus community representatives.

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