Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2023-24
About the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2023-24
The Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF) helps communities mitigate and manage the risks associated with natural disasters. The QRRRF is funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments as part of its five-year National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction, which started in 2019-20.
Applications are now available for the 2023-24 round of the QRRRF.
Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Applications are open for the 2023-24 round of the QRRRF.
The application period is between Monday 18 September 2023 and 11.59 pm Wednesday 20 December 2023.
The funding guidelines and application form are available below.
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) administers the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2023-24.
In total, $13.1 million will be made available in 2023-24 comprising a combination of Commonwealth and Queensland Government funding to actively reduce the risk of natural hazards and strengthen disaster resilience across all of Queensland.
Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Funding Guidelines 2023-24 (the Guidelines) and the 2023-24 Application Form are available on this webpage.
Applying for funding under the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Funding 2023-24 is a single-stage process where QRA invites detailed applications to be submitted prior to the closing date.
Applicants will be able to submit applications until 11.59 pm 20 December 2023.
Eligible applicants include:
- local government bodies constituted under the Local Government Act 2009; or the City of Brisbane Act 2010, and the Weipa Town Authority
- Regional Organisations of Councils
- Regional Natural Resource Management bodies
- River Improvement Trusts (constituted under the River Improvement Trust Act 1940)
- Water authorities and local water boards (Category 2 only)
- Queensland Government departments and agencies and Government Owned Corporations
- incorporated non-government organisations (including volunteer groups)
- not-for-profit organisations, including universities.
Applicants can apply by completing and submitting the application form available on this webpage.
Projects can be infrastructure or non-infrastructure projects that deliver resilience and/or risk reduction outcomes for Queensland communities. The Guidelines provide examples of eligible projects.
Yes, QRA welcomes joint applications, from one or more additional applicants. E.g., other councils, councils and NGO’s or jointly with Government agencies. Collaborative projects require one application to be submitted by the lead applicant, which must be one of the listed eligible applicants. The lead applicant will be responsible for the project application, delivery, reporting and acquittal.
No. The program has a primary focus of increasing resilience to and reducing the risk of sudden onset natural hazards. However, projects that achieve this end, as well as addressing the impact of drought, are considered eligible.
The program has a primary focus of increasing resilience to and reducing the risk of sudden onset natural hazards. However, projects that achieve this end, as well as addressing the impact of pandemic, are eligible.
Works on private land are generally not eligible. In the past, applications for works on private land have not been successful. However, there may be cases where an applicant can demonstrate that there is significant public benefit from works that may involve private land. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants can apply for a maximum of $2 million per project. The amount awarded for a project is a capped amount towards eligible project costs.
Yes, but each applicant is limited to two applications for this funding round that satisfy the program criteria. Additional applications received over the maximum two applications will not be accepted.
No. When claiming reimbursement of expenditure the amount to be lodged must be the GST exclusive actual cost incurred.
Depending on an applicant’s GST status, QRA may gross up the grant amount to include GST.
Yes. Applicants must provide a co-contribution towards the total project cost. The minimum co-contribution for this funding round is 5 per cent of the total eligible project cost. The co-contribution can be financial or in‑kind, for example applicant’s labour or plant costs.
Projects approved for Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Funding 2023-24 must be completed by 30 June 2026.
Progress reports are required monthly throughout the delivery period until project completion. All reporting requirements are set out in the Project Funding Schedule/Agreement for successful projects.
Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Funding 2023-24 is approved as a capped amount. Successful applicants are responsible for any expenditure over the approved amount.
Successful applicants need to ensure the resilience and/or risk reduction outcomes are achieved as per the approved scope. Where a project does not deliver all of the approved outcomes, then the project funding may be reduced based on the undelivered scope.
All variations to a Project Funding Agreement, scope or change in control of a project are to be agreed formally in writing.
Unspent funds will be returned to the program and may be reallocated to other projects.
QRA may consult with relevant agencies, partners and/or relevant Minister for review and/or endorsement of projects.
The QRA CEO provides final project approval.
Successful projects will be announced by June 2024.