NDRRA information for applicants
The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) are a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide disaster relief and recovery payments and infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of natural disasters. Most relief measures under NDRRA are funded 75% by the Commonwealth Government and 25% by the Queensland Government.
Individuals, businesses and primary producers
NDRRA assistance for individuals, businesses and primary producers in Queensland is available through:
- Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services
- Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
- Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
For more information visit the Queensland Government community support website
Local government authorities and state department agencies
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is responsible for administering Counter Disaster Operations (Category A) and Restoration of Essential Public Assets (Category B) relief measures, which can be applied for by local government authorities and state government agencies.
Exceptional circumstances (Category D) funding following TC Marcia
On 29 May 2015, the Australian Government advised the Queensland Government it had approved a $27.75 million NDRRA Category D exceptional circumstances package in response to Tropical Cyclone Marcia.This package will be jointly funded on a 50/50 basis by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
this package includes:
- $20 million 2015 Betterment Fund
- $6 million for clean-up and restoration of recreational assets
- $1 million for green waste clean-up
- $750,000 for Industry Recovery Officers to support primary producers.
For more detailed information please click here
Eligibility update - Internal day labour
On 14 June 2015, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority received advice that the Commonwealth Government has approved reimbursement of day labour costs for works to restore damage caused by eligible events in the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years.
Councils are encouraged to contact their QRA Regional Liaison Officer for advice and assistance.
Resources for local governments and state agencies:
Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Guidelines
National Partnership Agreement for Natural Disaster Reconstruction and Recovery
Commonwealth Government Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Determination 2012
NDRRA Funding Agreement
NDRRA Funding Agreement ( 1MB) - local governments are required to complete and sign the Authority's funding agreement to access NDRRA funding.
Streamlined submission process for 2013 event
Process for Betterment proposals 2013
The Framework for Betterment outlines the intent of the Betterment fund, the assets that can be included for consideration, how submissions will be considered, and how funds will be distributed.
Submission documents and forms
NDRRA Submission Guide ( 1MB) - advice on how to prepare submissions for NDRRA funding and understanding the Authority's reporting requirements.
Form 1 - Submission Checklist(required for all submissions)
Submission preparation documents (Forms 2 – 5 not required when using streamlined process for 2013 event restoration submissions)
Form 4 and Form 4a are now council specific and should be requested by contacting Submissions@qldra.org.au.
Form 6: VfM Readiness Statement (required for all submissions)
Form 6: Attachment - List of Projects(required for all submissions)
Form 7 - Updated submission checklist(required for all submissions)
Form 8 - Progress reporting checklist(required for all submissions)
Form 9 - Progress report(required for all submissions)
Form 10 - Final report checklist(required for all submissions)
Form 11 - Final report(required for all submissions)
Form 12 - Submission form for Counter Disaster Operations(required for all submissions)
Form 13 - Request for an Extension of Time (EOT)(required for all submissions)
List of Submissions(required for all submissions)
Value for Money (vfM) Strategy
The VfM Strategy outlines the Authority's best practice VfM objectives for NDRRA's expenditure.
- VfM Strategy ( 1.3 MB)
Value for Money (VfM) Pricing Guidelines - 2013 Events ( 486 KB)
This document provides councils impacted by 2013 disaster events with the detail of the Local Government Value for Money Pricing Approach and the Authority's implementation guidelines.
- Benchmarking Collection Form ( 120 KB)
Day labour advice for councils
- Local Government Value for Money Pricing Guidelines - 2013 Events ( 568 KB)
- Day Labour eligibility criteria ( 68 KB)
- Day Labour eligibility map ( 2.3 MB)
The Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience has approved local government trigger points for all NDRRA events in 2014-15. These apply to the Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) relief measure, which includes Emergent and Restoration Works.
The trigger points are calculated based on a percentage of net general rates, and are capped at $2.2 million. The trigger points for Councils impacted by de-amalgamation are based on an apportioned share of the net general rates.
Trigger points have two purposes:
- Eligible REPA damage must exceed a Council's trigger point for them to be activated for REPA under the NDRRA.
- Council must contribute up to its trigger point amount to eligible REPA works.
Trigger points for all councils can be viewed in the pdf below.