Flood studies, risk assessment and management strategies and intelligence systems (WP3)

Overview

The $20 million Flood studies, risk assessment and management strategies and intelligence systems (WP3) work package is part of the $28 million 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 Flood studies, risk assessment and management strategies and intelligence systems (WP3) comprises the two components: Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) funding for councils (2021-22); and Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) projects deliverable by state agencies.

WP3 components

Maryborough during 2022 floods
$15.25 million Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) - Funding for councils (2021-22) to deliver flood studies, risk assessments and management strategies, and improve council flood intelligence
Flood Risk Management (FRM) projects deliverable by state agencies
$4.75 million for priority Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) projects to be delivered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and relevant state agencies.

Purpose

The Flood studies, risk assessment and management strategies and intelligence systems (WP3) work package aims 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 of council flood intelligence to be better prepared and able to respond to flooding events
  • deliver of the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Forecasting and Warning System
  • update of the construction standard for flood resilient building, which would also support the Category D Resilient Homes Fund
  • support and upskill community leaders as part of community led recovery and resilience to flooding
  • assess regional evacuation capability
  • a verification exercise of the Brisbane River hydraulic model using the 2022 event data 
  • audit of the changes made to post event surveys to ensure it is meeting the objectives of widescale usability and implement further improvements.

Funding acknowledgement

The Flood studies, risk assessment and management strategies and intelligence systems (WP3) work package 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 deliveryQRA may seek to reallocate funding across DRFA Category C and D packages, in consultation with the National Recovery and Resilience Agency. The costs include extraordinary delivery costs to administer the program by QRA.