Resilience and Recovery
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is the lead agency responsible for disaster recovery, resilience and mitigation policy in Queensland.
The QRA leads initiatives that help deliver on our strategic objective of making Queensland the most disaster resilient state in Australia. These activities assist government, businesses and the wider community to mitigate risks and prepare for disasters
The Betterment Fund is a Queensland Government initiative supported by the Commonwealth Government as part of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The intent of betterment is to increase the resilience of Queensland communities to natural disasters, while at the same time reducing future expenditure on asset restoration, reducing incidents, injuries and fatalities during and after natural disasters, and improving asset utility during and after natural disasters. The QRA has been responsible for managing two betterment programs:
- 2015 Betterment Fund - $20 million – in delivery
- 2013 Betterment Fund - $80 million – delivered
Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience
The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience was produced in 2014 to provide a strategic framework to build resilience against all hazards.
The QRA is currently updating the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience.
Brisbane River Catchment Flood Studies
The QRA is working with government agencies and four local councils to develop a long-term plan to manage the impact of future floods and improve community safety and resilience within the Brisbane River Catchment. This is a key recommendation of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.
For more information on the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Studies click here.
Queensland Flood Warning Gauge Network
The QRA is leading the implementation of a best practice approach to the management of the flood warning gauge network in Queensland. The aim is to ensure people in flood-prone communities across Queensland have appropriate warning of flood events.
For more information on the Queensland Flood Warning Gauge Network click here
Disaster Recovery Policy and Planning
In June 2016, the Premier appointed the QRA Chief Executive Officer as the State Recovery Policy and Planning Coordinator to assist in the rapid recovery of communities following natural disasters. The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is now the lead agency responsible for coordinating whole-of-government flood risk management and resilience policy.
The QRA is currently reviewing key disaster recovery policy and planning tools to inform all disaster recovery stakeholders on procedures and processes that will be employed by the state during recovery operations.
For more information on QRA Disaster Recovery Policy and Planning activities click here.