Current operations - DARM

South East Queensland Flooding – Six Month Follow-up of Damaged Properties

The QRA in partnership with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) and DATACOM has completed Damage Assessment and Reconstruction Monitoring (DARM) audits following the severe flooding in South East Queensland in early 2022.

Auditors collected data on properties that remained damaged following the severe flooding earlier this year in South East Queensland and reported on rebuilding progress. Members of the community requiring additional support were referred to relevant support agencies to ensure their safety and wellbeing and the Australian Red Cross provided on the ground human and social support in the Brisbane and Ipswich local government areas.

Reconstruction monitoring assessments saw 5250 properties visited across 16 local government areas. More than 58% of properties impacted by the 2022 South East Queensland floods are no longer damaged.

However, results show that 1541 properties remain uninhabitable with 16 properties classified as totally destroyed, 869 properties as still having severe damage, 1347 moderate damage and 1370 as minor damage.

Of the 885 totally or severely damaged properties, repair work has commenced on approximately 32%.

QRA will share the information collected, with impacted councils and relevant other state agencies and support services and we will continue to provide advice and monitor the progress of reconstruction in the impacted areas.