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 531 projects have been approved across 70 local government areas in Queensland – with a Betterment value of more than $434 million – to help create stronger, more resilient Queensland communities.

Note: A 2024 version of the Queensland Betterment Funds Paper will be available in the coming months following analysis of the latest figures.

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 interactive map
View Betterment projects statewide via the interactive map and spreadsheet list. Search by year of funding or local government area.

Current Betterment Funds

betterment - monsoon trough
This $100 million Betterment Fund is available to the 45 local governments impacted by the 2022-23 Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding.
MARS - Authorised users
Learn about the $170 million Betterment Fund for eligible local governments impacted during the 2021-22 disaster season, and the 6 successful projects in delivery.
2020-21 Betterment Fund
Learn about the $20 million Betterment Fund for eligible local governments impacted by the 2020-21 disaster season, and the 39 successful projects in delivery.
Aurukun Access Road
Learn about the Betterment Fund for eligible local governments impacted by the 2019 North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, and the 108 successful projects that have been completed.

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.