Clean-up grant

Purpose

$30 million in funding is available to state agencies and local councils to assist with the cost of clean-up, removal and disposal of otherwise ineligible flood-related debris for communities affected by the following events:

  • Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding
  • Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth
  • South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding
  • Southern Queensland Flooding events.

The focus of this assistance is clean-up, removal and disposal of flood-related debris, not rehabilitation or restoration activities.

Eligible activities

Eligible activities to clean up, remove and dispose of flood-related debris where:

  • the flood debris was caused by the eligible event and
  • the clean up and disposal activities are not eligible, or able to be funded under other DRFA relief measures (i.e. the activities are ineligible under Counter Disaster Operations (CDO), Emergency Works, Sport and Recreation Recovery Grants).

Examples of eligible activities

Activities related to the clean up, removal and disposal of eligible flood debris from the following:

  • businesses, commercial, agricultural and industrial areas (not eligible under CDO)
  • residential backyards (not eligible under CDO)
  • natural assets including national parks, marine parks, riparian, waterways, waterway banks, creeks, rivers, streams, mangroves and beaches (not eligible under REPA / Emergency works)
  • community, cultural and recreational assets and facilities (not eligible under CDO or Emergency works) including boardwalks, walkways, walking tracks, playgrounds, beach access points, picnic areas, car park facilities, and associated amenities and infrastructure.

For ineligible activities please refer to the Guidelines.

Status

This program is currently open. 

All approved clean up and disposal activities must be completed by 30 December 2022.

All final acquittal reports need to be lodged with QRA by 30 September 2023.

Eligible applicants

  • State agencies
  • Local governments

In the Local Government Areas (LGAs) activated for assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, and Southern Queensland Flooding events

Guidelines

To apply

  • Seek assistance from your QRA regional Liaison Officer
  • Use the Clean-up Grant submission form below to gather the necessary data and evidence to establish either:
    • actual costs of completed extraordinary clean-up activities, or
    • estimated costs of extraordinary clean-up activities yet to be completed.

Administering agency

Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)

Funding

$30 million in capped funding. Jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

More information

Phone (07) 3008 7200 or email submissions@qra.qld.gov.au