DRFA tool box

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) provides guidance and advice to assist with all stages of a Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) funded projects.

Information overview

The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements and State Disaster Relief Arrangements Information Sheet provides an overview of DRFA and SDRA delivery in Queensland.

Treatment Guide

Using MARS

MARS is the Management and Reporting System developed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) to support councils and state agencies with applications for all of the funding programs administered by the QRA. 

Refer to the MARS user guides and and forms.

Submission forms and activation request - DRFA

Tip sheets

Tip sheet 1 - What is an eligible essential public asset
Definition of an eligible essential public asset under the DRFA eligibility criteria, and definition of an eligible undertaking, and which assets and costs are ineligible.
Tip sheet 2 - DRFA Submission overview
Overview for DRFA relief measures including: CDO; Immediate Reconstruction Works (IRW); Emergency Works (EW); and REPA.
Tip Sheet 3 - Practical guide to photo evidence
Guide to providing photo evidence to claim the eligible costs for the reconstruction of an eligible asset damaged by a disaster activated under the DRFA.
Tip sheet 4 - DRFA Key dates
Key dates for the following: Emergency Works and Immediate Reconstruction Works; Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA); and preparing estimates.
Tip sheet 5 - Digital Road Network (DRN) data requirements
QRA relies on DRN data from councils and state agencies to help verify the location of essential public assets.
Tip sheet 6 - Evidence of pre-disaster condition
Evidence types that council REPA applications must demonstrate, including the location, nature and pre-disaster condition of the essential public asset.
Tip Sheet 7 - Re-damaged assets - REPA
Guidance on the DRFA requirements for claiming REPA funding to restore assets that have been re-damaged by subsequent disaster events.
Fact sheet 1: Plant and Equipment eligibility assessment
Costs for eligible actual expenditure for the completion of approved scope of eligible activities are reimbursable through the DRFA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Fact sheet 2 - Removal of hazardous and biohazardous material
Removal of hazardous and biohazardous material following an eligible disaster and assistance measures to support the clean-up of hazardous and biohazardous material, such as carcasses.
Fact sheet 3 - Fence repairs
Assistance measures that can be used to support the repair of fencing damaged by an eligible disaster.
Fact sheet 4 - Eligibility for DRFA during a pandemic
Eligibility advice on additional activities and associated costs that may be incurred while responding to a DRFA-activated disaster event during a pandemic.
Fact sheet 5: Removal and management of debris
Advice on eligible removal and management of disaster waste and debris from residential properties and essential public assets under DRFA.
Fact sheet 6 - Volunteers and PPE
Evidence types that council REPA applications must demonstrate, including the location, nature and pre-disaster condition of the essential public asset.

DRFA media and public acknowledgements

Media enquiries
All recipients of DRFA funding must adhere to the DRFA media and public acknowledgement requirements
Central Highlands Regional Council Betterment project in delivery.
Tips on capturing content and producing communications materials such as case studies and media releases for DRFA and non-DRFA projects.

Tip sheets and FAQs (PDFs) 

All existing DRFA tip and fact sheets are available for download below.