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.
Queensland Recovery Plan
The Queensland Recovery Plan has been developed by QRA under the authority of the Queensland Disaster Management Committee. The Queensland Recovery Plan is a sub-plan to the Queensland State Disaster Management Plan and applies to all recovery partners. It provides information and guidance on the governance, planning and operations issues relating to disaster recovery for all hazards.
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.