Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund
The Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund (QDRF) supports projects to strengthen the resilience of Queensland communities and help them better prepare for disasters.
The $38 million QDRF is funded by the Queensland Government, administered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA), and will be delivered over four years.
Round 1 of $9.5 million commenced in the 2018-19 financial year, and has 62 successful projects. Successful projects include bushfire mitigation measures such as fire breaks, riverbank stabilisation, flood modelling and mapping, evacuation centre upgrades, and reducing disaster risk for people with disabilities.
Applications for Round 2 of the program are expected to open in early 2020.
Eligible applicants will include:
- local government bodies constituted under the Local Government Act 2009 or the City of Brisbane Act 2010
- Regional Organisations of Councils
- Queensland Government departments and agencies
- Regional Natural Resource Management bodies
- River Improvement Trusts
- incorporated non-government organisations (including volunteer groups) and Queensland-based not-for-profit organisations.
The QDRF objectives are to support delivery of disaster resilience and mitigation projects that:
- align with the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience objectives
- are cost effective and evidence based
- address state-risk priorities such as those identified in the Queensland State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment 2017.