Emergency Management Communications Strategy from 1 March 2017

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Number: A10/2017

Date: 28 February 2017

Relevant: Christmas Island

Topic: Emergency Management Communications Strategy from 1 March 2017

In anticipation of the CiiA disconnection at midnight, 28th February 2017, the Emergency Management Committee (EMC) Executive has met to confirm the ongoing island communications strategy.

Residents are reminded that landline services, Telstra's 2G mobile service and emergency radio services are not affected. As always, Triple 000 should be dialled in an emergency.

The EMC Executive is aware that on-island businesses are investigating the provision of hot spot services, with CITA currently operational on a pay-per-use basis. Any questions regarding the status and timeline for installations should be directed to your individual Retail Service Provider (RSP).

The EMC Executive has contacted nbn to request an immediate increase in the rate of NBN installations and to negotiate the continued prioritisation of critical infrastructure and services.

From 1st March 2017, emergency updates, community bulletins and critical information will be disseminated via the roundabout blackboard, and hard copies at the following locations:

  • Post office
  • Recreation Centre
  • Tourism Centre
  • Supermarkets
  • Mosque
  • Airport
  • Marine Building

Information will also be disseminated via the CI Blackboard Facebook page for those accessing Island hot spots, and will be emailed to the Shire, Serco and CIP for internal dissemination.

Barry Haase