About the Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Between November 2010 and April 2011, Queensland was struck by a series of natural disasters. Extensive flooding caused by periods of extremely heavy rainfall, destruction caused by a number of storm cells including Cyclones Tasha, Anthony and Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, and subsequent monsoonal flooding resulted in all Queenslander being declared as disaster affected.
In response to the disaster events, the Queensland Government established the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (the Authority) under the Queensland Reconstruction Act 2011. The Authority’s mission is to reconnect, rebuild and improve Queensland, its communities and economy.
The Authority’s role has also been extended to cover historical and continuing disaster events in Queensland.
The Authority manages and coordinates the Government’s program of infrastructure reconstruction within disaster affected communities. The program is the most significant disaster reconstruction program in Australia’s history and the first time that a single Authority has been given responsibility to coordinate the delivery of multiple reconstruction efforts. The Authority’s role focuses on working with state and local government partners to deliver value for money and best practice expenditure and acquittal of public reconstruction funds.
Major General Dick Wilson is Chair of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority board.
Brendan Moon, is the Authority's Acting Chief Executive Officer.