Launch of Get Ready Go project

11 Oct 2016
Two engaging disaster preparedness videos will be launched today thanks to a group of local students known as the Epic Evacuators formed as part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Get Ready Go project.

Disaster Management portfolio spokesperson Cr David Batt said the initiative had seen animated videos produced promoting the importance of preparing for evacuation and cyclone season.

“These videos, now available on Council’s website and social media sites, will assist Council in building our community’s resilience and preparedness for natural disaster events across our region,” Cr Batt said.

“With funding from Council and the State Government through the RACQ Get Ready Queensland program, we have been able to assist in the production of engaging digital messaging while also teaching the Epic Evacuators team new skills.

“The disaster preparedness messaging they have produced is not only relevant for all residents living in the Bundaberg region, but is relevant to all Queenslanders, and we hope there will be widespread educational benefit.”

Cr Batt said Get Ready Go was a result of feedback from the region’s youth at the REACT Youth Summit held in 2015.

“During the summit, we asked young people to identify the types of resources and information they would like available to help them better prepare for a natural disaster.

“The responses strongly supported the introduction of Get Ready messaging on a digital platform and they also asked that it be presented in an engaging manner which would make the messaging itself less intimidating.

“Council was happy to create a program that would allow this feedback to become a reality and we knew the best way to get an appropriate outcome would be for the messaging to be created for kids, by kids.”

Cr Batt said Council was very grateful to six young students who had volunteered their time to be a part of the Epic Evacuators.

“Tyreece, Jasmine, Ben, Vinuka, Jehnae and Jermane have done a terrific job and behalf of Council I would like to thank them for their efforts.”

To view the videos, head to our YouTube channel.



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