Our work

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is the lead agency responsible for disaster recovery and resilience policy in Queensland. 

Our vision

Stronger, safer and more resilient Queensland communities.

Our purpose

Coordinate action to improve the resilience of Queensland communities and facilitate locally led disaster recovery.

What we do

QRA is charged with managing and coordinating the Queensland Government’s program of infrastructure renewal and recovery within disaster‐affected communities, with a focus on working with our state and local government partners to deliver best practice administration of public reconstruction and resilience funds.

QRA is the state’s lead agency responsible for disaster recovery, resilience and mitigation policy. In this role, QRA works collaboratively with other agencies and key stakeholders to reduce risk and bolster disaster preparedness. QRA leads initiatives and activities to assist government, businesses and the wider community mitigate risks and prepare for disasters. 

Our organisational objectives are:

  • rebuilding, recovering and reconnecting disaster affected communities
  • building capacity in recovery and resilience through expert leadership and partnerships
  • getting ready, reducing risk and building resilience.

Our contribution to Queensland Government’s objectives for the community

The following table outlines how QRA contributes to the Queensland Government’s objectives for the community.

Queensland Government's objectives for the community    How QRA contributes  
Good jobs: Good, secure jobs in our traditional and emerging industries. Keeping Queenslanders safe by getting ready, reducing risk and building resilience.
Better services: Deliver even better services right across Queensland. Building Queensland by building capacity in recovery and resilience through expert leadership and partnerships
Great lifestyle: Protect and enhance our Queensland lifestyle as we grow Supporting jobs by rebuilding, recovery and reconnecting disaster communities.

Disaster and Emergency Management Reform

The Queensland Government is delivering one of the most significant bodies of change to Queensland's disaster and emergency management system, ensuring we are best placed to continue delivering exceptional services to all Queenslanders. Work is underway ahead of the 2024 natural disaster season, with the goal to modernise service delivery arrangements, simplify operational structures and focus resources.  

As part of the reforms, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) will receive an increased investment in resources. Additional funding and 30 extra FTE positions will support further disaster preparedness programs and initiatives, improving resilience across our state. 

Want to know more? Visit the Disaster and Emergency Management Reform website or contact the Reform Implementation Taskforce 

Showcasing our work

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QRA manages and coordinates Queensland’s program of recovery and reconstruction funding within disaster-impacted communities.
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QRA is the lead agency responsible for disaster recovery in Queensland and coordinates a number of key recovery activities.
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QRA is the lead agency responsible for disaster resilience policy in Queensland and manages a number of resilience projects.
Strategic Plan 2021-25
Our vision is 'Stronger, safer, resilient Queensland communities'. Find out about our purpose, strategies, outcomes and key performance indicators.
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QRA's latest case studies and key projects, news, social media and media statements.
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QRA's publications including fact sheets and guides, plans policies, strategies and maps.