Community development - $12.076 million

The Community Development program embeds Community Recovery and Resilience Officers across eligible local government areas to:

  • undertake widespread community engagement activities to discuss the recovery process and to identify the needs and aspirations of diverse groups within the affected area
  • support the development of capacity and skills of individuals and groups, businesses and service providers within the affected areas
  • support the development of recovery and resilience plans for the affected areas
  • assist community groups to develop their capacity to submit recovery and/or resilience project proposals under the Flexible Funding Grants program
  • promote disaster recovery and resilience information
  • engage with other key workers involved in community recovery at a local level and establishing improved connections with local government.

Community Recovery and Resilience Officers will operate in the 16 LGAs activated for Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme funding following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth and South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding events.

Status

This program is currently under development. 

Administering agency

Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

Funding

Jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category C of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).