Latest operation - DARM

South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding – 12-month follow-up of damaged properties

Between 13 February and 3 March 2023, QRA staff, supported by officers from the Department of Communities, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Disaster Relief Australia, and councils, carried out 12-month assessments on properties still identified as damaged following the SEQ floods of 2022

Over three weeks, 3,604 properties were visited across 15 local government areas, including Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Toowoomba, Western Downs, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie, Fraser Coast and North Burnett.

Of the residential and commercial properties visited, 1,650, approximately 46 per cent, were no longer damaged.

For the 1,954 properties that were still identified as damaged during the assessments, repairs are underway on around 38 per cent of these.

In total, of the approximate 8,700 properties originally assessed as damaged from the 2022 SEQ floods, almost 78 per cent are no longer damaged.

This concludes QRA’s largest damage assessment and reconstruction monitoring (DARM) operation since the 2011 floods.

During DARM, QRA monitors the progress of reconstruction, focusing on the structural damage and recovery of homes and businesses.

The information captured is shared with relevant councils, supporting organisations and state agencies to ensure impacted communities are best looked after during and after a severe weather event.

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