Community engagement and education material (WP1)

    Overview

    The $2 million Community engagement and education material (WP1) is part of the Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) - 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 Community engagement and education material (WP1) aims to:

    • increase the resilience of Queensland communities to future flooding events
    • ensure communities understand and manage their flood risk.

    As part of this work package, QRA will establish a research and focus group to design a targeted Get Ready campaign. The targeted get ready campaign will then be developed along with communication and engagement resources for councils and community groups to increase community engagement and awareness of flood risks and available flood warning information. The Get Ready campaign includes engagement with eligible councils to identify the need for the design, development and implementation of campaign materials, communication resources and community engagement and awareness activities across the regions.

    WP1 components and delivery agencies

    Total $2 million for the Community engagement and education material (WP1) is comprised of the following funding components for delivery agencies:

    • $1.85 million for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)
    • $150,000 for the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE)

    Delivery milestones

    Delivery milestone   Delivery agency
    Establish a research and focus group engage with councils / community groups   QRA
    Design targeted Get Ready Queensland campaign   QRA
    Develop communication and engagement resources for councils and community groups   QRA
    Implement campaign materials, communication resources and community engagement and awareness activities across the regions.   QRA
    Person-centred emergency planning   DCHDE
    Education program around responsible donation management following disaster events   DCHDE
    Business continuity for community organisations/service providers – particularly those who support people with increased likelihood of experiencing vulnerability   DCHDE

    Eligible activities

    Eligible activities may include:

    WP1 - Community Engagement and Education Material

    • Workshops, training, information sessions
    • Education and awareness campaigns
    • Development of information brochures, guidance documents, communication resources
    • Development of webpages and website content
    • Community awareness and resilience activities

    Funding acknowledgement  

    The $2 million Community engagement and education material (WP1) is part of the Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) - 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).

    Note that funding may be re-allocated within the FRM program, to be determined by need once initial assessments are undertaken or through forecast budgetary requirements during delivery. QRA may seek to reallocate funding across DRFA Category C and D packages, in consultation with the National Emergency Management Agency. The costs include extraordinary delivery costs to administer the program by QRA.

    More information

    Email: info.qra@qra.qld.gov.au