Water and sewerage infrastructure program

Program purpose

The purpose of the jointly Australian and Queensland Government funded (50:50) Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Program is to alleviate distress and accelerate recovery of those communities impacted by the devastating effects of the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019 (Monsoon Trough).

The Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Program is one component of a jointly funded, exceptional circumstances Category C & D funding package approved under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) 2018.

The objectives of the Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Program are to provide Category D DRFA funding to enable eligible local governments to:

  • restore essential water and sewerage infrastructure that was damaged by the Monsoon Trough event that is considered ineligible for DRFA Category B funding and ensure essential services are delivered to the community, accelerating recovery and relieving distress.

Administering authority

  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)


Key dates

Expressions of Interest (EOI) close: 19 July 2019

Lodging an EOI

EOIs are lodged via QRA's MARS Portal.

More information about lodging EOI applications in MARS is available here.

Information about the MARS Portal is available here.