Flood risk management - $28 million

Program purpose

The flood risk management package provides funding for local governments to undertake key activities to support evidence-based response, mitigation and resilience strategies to manage their river, creek and overland flood risk:


  • Community engagement and education material: targeted information and education campaigns to enhance the disaster preparedness and resilience of communities impacted by the eligible flooding events, and ensure communities are aware of their flood risks and the information and services available to them to manage their risks.
  • Lidar capture and floor level database: Lidar capture and dataset processing for identified areas will form key data underpinning flood studies and risk assessments.
  • Flood studies, risk assessment and management strategies: A program of works to develop floods studies for river, creek and/or overland flooding, risk assessments and management strategies. This may include implementation of mitigation measures and new infrastructure, if funding allows, to reduce the risk of future flood events.


This program is currently under development. 

Administering agency

Queensland Reconstruction Authority

Eligible applicants

Local governments in the 37 LGAs activated for assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth and South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding events.


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