Queensland Reconstruction Authority receives accolades in Resilient Australia Awards

12 Jan 2016

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) received a High Commendation in the Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards, for successfully delivering the 2013 Betterment program in Queensland.  The Queensland Betterment Fund was initiated by the Queensland Government, and jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments following Tropical Cyclone Oswald in 2013. This event caused approximately $2 billion damage to public assets that had been repeatedly impacted and restored following disasters in 2011 and 2012. Under the fund, $80 million was approved to increase the resilience of Queensland communities to natural disasters.

Under the Betterment program, more than 230 projects with total project costs of more than $170 million were delivered by 35 councils to build more resilient infrastructure. Projects included upgrades to:

  • roads
  • culverts and floodways
  • bridges
  • water and sewerage treatment plants
  • causeways
  • dam
  • other projects - seawall, embankment repair, levee and weirs.

Gayndah Mundubbera Road – North Burnett Regional Council.