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.
Interim Queensland Recovery Plan
The QRA has developed an Interim Queensland Recovery Plan for the 2016-17 disaster season that sets out disaster recovery governance, preparedness, planning and operations arrangements for the 2016-17 disaster season. The Interim Queensland Recovery Plan will be reviewed to incorporate learnings from its implementation during the 2016-17 severe weather season, with the longer term Queensland Recovery Plan to be finalised by mid-2017.
Disaster Recovery Coordinator guide
The QRA has used its expertise to develop a guide for the role of Disaster Recovery Coordinator (DRC) which provides information and guidance on the roles, responsibilities, training and induction requirements, management arrangements and operational issues relating to DRCs in Queensland.
Flood Risk Management Strategy Policy Framework
The QRA is developing a Flood Risk Management Strategy Policy Framework to guide best practice riverine flood risk management in Queensland and provide strategic direction for state government policy. The Flood Risk Management Strategy Policy Framework is an example of QRA delivering on its role as a central coordination agency for disaster preparedness, response and recovery across the state.
Strategy Policy Framework for Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience
The QRA is developing a Flood Risk Management Strategy Policy Framework for Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience to guide best practice riverine flood risk management in Queensland and provide strategic direction for state government policy. QRA is currently consulting with key stakeholders on the framework which is planned for completion in 2017.
Queensland Flood Resilience Coordination Committee
The QRA chairs the Queensland Flood Resilience Coordination Committee which contributes to enhance community resilience, safety, flood mitigation and prevention capability across Queensland communities in relation to the impact of freshwater floods. The Queensland Flood Resilience Coordination Committee comprises relevant state government agencies, the Local Government Association of Queensland, Bureau of Meteorology and the Insurance Council of Australia. The committee is a key stakeholder in the development of the strategic policy framework for Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience.