Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) - Funding for councils (2021-22)

Objectives

The Flood studies, risk assessment and management strategies and intelligence systems (WP3) work package is part of the Flood Risk Management (FRM) program - a component of the jointly funded Australian and Queensland Government (50:50) 2021-22 Rainfall and Flooding - Exceptional circumstances Category C and D funding package approved under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The aim of the $15.25 million Flood Risk Management (FRM) funding for eligible councils (2021-22) is to:

  • identify priority catchments for improvements to flood risk understanding 
  • deliver flood studies for river, creek and/or overland flooding, risk assessments and management strategies, scoped to meet the specific local needs
  • improve council flood intelligence to be better prepared and able to respond to flooding events, for example, intelligence to support Councils in translating peak height forecasts from the Bureau into on-the-ground consequences during the response phase. 

Council funding applications

Eligible councils are invited to apply for funding in alignment with the funding guidelines for the following items:

  1. deliver flood studies for river, creek and/or overland flooding, risk assessments and management strategies, scoped to meet the specific local needs, and consistent with:
  2. improve council flood intelligence to be better prepared and able to respond to flooding events, for example, intelligence to support Councils in translating peak height forecasts from the Bureau into on-the-ground consequences during the response phase. 

Eligible activities

Eligible activities are outlined in the funding guidelines and include:

  • data collection to support the development of flood studies
  • flood studies for river, creek and/or overland flow
  • flood risk management assessments and plans
  • flood preparation and response action plans,
  • mitigation and management options analysis and feasibility studies
  • development of flood intelligence tools, systems and dashboards.

Funding guidelines

Eligible events

Funding is available to the local government areas activated in the following 2021-2022 events:

  • Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November - 3 December 2021
  • Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 29 December 2021 -10 January 2022
  • South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 5 April 2022
  • Southern Queensland Flooding, 6 May – 20 May 2022

Eligible councils

List of eligible councils
  • Balonne Shire Council
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Barcaldine Regional
  • Barcoo Shire Council
  • Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Carpentaria Sire Council
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • Diamantina Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Goondiwindi Regional Council
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council 
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Longreach Regional Council
  • Maranoa regional Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Murweh Shire Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • North Burnett Regional Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • South Burnett Regional Council
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Western Downs Regional Council

Application instructions and form

Key dates and delivery milestones

  • Applications open on 13 September 2022
  • Applications close on 4 November 2022
  • Applicants notified of funding approval no later than 30 January 2023
  • Detailed Project Plan for successful projects due by 24 February 2023

Funding acknowledgement

The Flood studies, risk assessment and management strategies and intelligence systems (WP3) work package is part of the Flood Risk Management (FRM) program - a component of the jointly funded Australian and Queensland Government (50:50) 2021-22 Rainfall and Flooding - Exceptional circumstances Category C and D funding package approved under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).