Queensland Betterment Funds

Queensland leads the nation in delivering betterment programs that demonstrate how upfront investment in stronger, more resilient assets saves money for all levels of government in future disasters.

Since 2013 when the first Betterment Fund was established by QRA, more than 520 projects have been approved across 70 local government areas in Queensland – with a Betterment value of more than $263 million – to help create stronger, more resilient Queensland communities.

About Queensland Betterment Funds

history of betterment
Learn about the benefits of rebuilding essential public assets to more resilient standard, and the history of Betterment Funds in Queensland.
betterment case studies
Our Betterment case studies demonstrate benefits for Queensland communities and success in relation to avoided costs.
Betterment map tile
View Betterment projects statewide via the interactive map and spreadsheet list. Search by year of funding or local government area.

Current Betterment Funds

MARS - Authorised users
A $170 million Betterment Fund is available to eligible local governments impacted during the 2021-22 disaster season.
2020-21 Betterment Fund
Following the 2020-21 disaster season, a $20 million Betterment Fund was opened to the 47 Queensland councils impacted by natural disasters.
Aurukun Access Road
Betterment funding to support eligible local governments affected by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough of summer 2019.

Funding acknowledgement

Queensland Betterment Funds are jointly funded (50:50) by the Australian and Queensland Governments and enable the reconstruction of public assets to a more disaster resilient standard.