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    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Partnership encourages Queenslanders to ‘Get Ready’

    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Tuesday, September 02, 2014

    Partnership encourages Queenslanders to ‘Get Ready’

    Queenslanders are being told to ‘Get Ready’ for this year’s storm season thanks to a new partnership between RACQ and the State Government.

    Announcing the move today, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the sponsorship deal was worth $1 million over three years and would fund a state-wide call to action through community initiatives and a state-wide advertising campaign.

    “We know Queensland is exposed to all kinds of wild weather and we’ve all experienced the damage it can cause in one way or another,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “As a state, we have improved the way we rebuild infrastructure and protect our community through disaster mitigation, but being ready isn’t just a concern for governments.

    “This is about encouraging all Queenslanders to do their bit to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature can throw at us.”

    RACQ President Geoff Leddy said RACQ was proud to support the “Get Ready” initiative.

    “This is a natural partnership for RACQ as we always talk about the need for Queenslanders to be prepared ahead of storm season,” Mr Leddy said.

    “As part of the campaign, RACQ will help Queenslanders to prepare and protect themselves from our harsh climate through good advice and the full weight of our product range.

    “After all, the more prepared we are, the faster we’ll bounce back.”

    This year’s “Get Ready Week” runs from 13-19 October.

     As part of the campaign, householders will be urged to:

    • Prepare an emergency kit,
    • Devise an evacuation plan,
    • Clean out gutters and secure loose items outside.

     For more information on how you can protect your home against storms, floods and fires, visit www.getready.qld.gov.au or contact your local RACQ branch.

     [ENDS] 2 September 2014

    Media Contacts:        Minister Crisafulli:    Emily McCowat          0418 524 028

                                      RACQ:                       Eleisha Rogers            0438 987 158