2017-18 Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP)

NOTE: Applications for the 2017-18 Natural Disaster Resilience Program closed on 27 April 2018.

The Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) is a competitive grants and subsidies program administered in Queensland by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA), and jointly funded (50/50) by the Australian and Queensland Governments under the National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience.

The NDRP objective is to enhance Queensland communities’ resilience to natural disasters.

The 2017-18 NDRP funding of $12 million is aimed at supporting a program of natural disaster resilience activities by linking the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience with state risk priorities identified through the Queensland State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment 2017 and other appropriate assessments.

Projects funded by the 2017-18 NDRP should align with:

  • the key actions of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (NSDR):
  • leading change and coordinating effort
  • understanding risk
  • communicating with and educating people about risk
  • partnering with those who effect change
  • empowering individuals and communities to exercise choice and take responsibility
  • reducing risks in the built environment
  • supporting capabilities for disaster resilience.
  • the objectives of the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience:
  • Queenslanders understand their disaster risk
  • strengthened disaster risk management
  • Queenslanders are invested in disaster risk reduction
  • continuous improvement in disaster preparedness response and recovery.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications:  27 April 2018
  • Project approvals: Queensland is currently finalising project approvals with the State and Commonwealth. Successful applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in June 2018.
  • Projects completed:  30 June 2020
  • All NDRP projects acquitted:  30 September 2020

Eligible applicants

Organisations considered eligible to apply for funding include:

  • local government bodies constituted under the Local Government Act 2009 or the City of Brisbane Act 2010
  • Regional Organisations of Councils
  • Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies
  • River Improvement Trusts
  • Queensland Government departments and agencies
  • Government Owned Corporations (GOCs)
  • incorporated non-government organisations (including volunteer groups) and Queensland-based not-for-profit organisations.

Partnerships between eligible organisations are encouraged and an eligible organisation may submit an application with an ineligible organisation. Joint applications require one applicant to nominate as lead applicant.

Forms and resources

Contact information

Email: ndrp@qldra.org.au

Phone: (07) 3008 7297