Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20

About the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20 (QRRRF)

The QRRRF builds on the former Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund.  

A total of $13.1 million was made available in this round, comprising $4.8 million from the Australian Government and $8.3 million from the Queensland Government.

The first round of the QRRRF, which was wholly funded by the Queensland Government, saw $3.5 million allocated to 18 projects to improve the resilience of Queensland communities.

A further $9.6 million, funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments, will be allocated to 49 successful projects including electronic gauges and cameras for monitoring floodways, flood warning systems, replacing timber bridges and widening of emergency access trails for bushfire protection.

Across the two rounds 53 councils, four regional organisations of councils, two Queensland Government frontline agencies, a non-profit community organisation and Energy Queensland received funding.


Successful projects

List of all QRRRF successful projects 2019-20 (including council, project, and funding amount)

QRRRF Queensland Government funded projects:

Total amount $3,518,875.71

Banana Shire Council
Mobile Emergency Generator Purchase
Barcoo Shire Council
Jundah-Winton Road - Floodway Upgrade at Ch. 84.1km
Bulloo Shire Council
Standby Generator with Auto Change Over
Bundaberg Regional Council
Large Air Tanker Refilling Facility
Burdekin Shire Council
Stormwater Drainage Upgrade - Conley Street
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council
Cherbourg Administration and Disaster Control Centre Emergency Power Supply
Croydon Shire Council
Section 1 and 2 Guildford Road Upgrade Works
Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
Construction of Three Concrete Floodway's on Old Doomadgee Road
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
Hope Vale Council Auxiliary Power Supply
Isaac Regional Council
Moranbah SPS2 Flood Mitigation Project
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
Connection to Ergon Power Supply and Water Main Upgrade
Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council
Disaster Management Equipment & Fuel Reduction Activities
Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council
Jardine Water Pump Station Emergency Backup Generator Power Supply
Paroo Shire Council
Eulo Flood Boat Channel
Quilpie Shire Council
Concrete floodways on Canaway Downs Road
Southern Downs Regional Council
Stanthorpe Civic Centre – Emergency Generator System
Torres Strait Island Regional Council
Badu Island Wells Road Culvert Crossing Repair
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
Buddabadoo Bridge Construction

QRRRF jointly funded projects:

Total amount $9,579,849.86

Balonne Shire Council
Balonne River Height Monitoring Project
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
Disaster Management Coordinator
Brisbane City Council
Archerfield Wetlands Fire Trail Maintenance Access Tracks Project
Cairns Regional Council
Mt Whitfield Catchment Drainage Improvements
Carpentaria Shire Council
SES Shed
Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Fire risk reduction preparedness along the Cassowary Coast
Central Highlands Regional Council
Central Highlands Regional Council Early Warning Network Improvements
City of Gold Coast
Gold Coast Disaster and Emergency Management Centre
Cook Shire Council
Cook Shire Disaster Management and Resiliency Officer
Croydon Shire Council
Guildford Road and Coralie Road Upgrade Works
Department of Environment and Science - Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service & Partnerships
Girraween National Park strategic firebreaks
Douglas Shire Council
Wharf Street Port Douglas Floodgates
Energy Queensland Limited
Mobile Power Generation for regional Queensland's Disaster Resilience
Fitzroy Basin Association
Appointment of a Regional Resilience Officer
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Fraser Coast Regional Council Flood Warning and Response Systems Review
Gladstone Regional Council
Completion of the Hazard and Risk Assessment Workbook
Goondiwindi Regional Council
Goondiwindi Evacuation Centre (New Ablutions Block and Pump Station)
Gympie Regional Council
Bushfire Hazard Mitigation Strategy
Isaac Regional Council
Culvert Replacement of Collaroy Timber Bridges
Livingstone Shire Council
Coastal Hazards Resilience and Risk Reduction Officer
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Flood Classification Review
Mackay Regional Council
McCreadys Creek Flood and Stormwater Management Study
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council
Barge landing Phase 2 upgrade armour rock
Maranoa Regional Council
Supply & Installation - Entry Level Flood Camera
Maranoa Regional Council
Supply & Installation - Rain/River Station  Bungil Creek, Roma
Mareeba Shire Council
Mareeba Shire Wildfire Mitigation Programme
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Upgrade to Fire Weather and Flood Warning Systems
Mornington Shire Council
Mornington Island Radio Communications Network
North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils
NWQROC Flood Warning Gauges Training Program
Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council
Palm Island-  Bushfire Mitigation Works
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Severe Wind Hazard Assessment for South East Queensland
Redland City Council
Protecting Critical Power Connection to Redland City's Island Communities
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Mahoney Crossing Number 2 Floodway Upgrade
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Implement the Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework
Somerset Regional Council
Somerset Overland Flow Path Mapping
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Warana Bridge, Nambour DNRME hut replacement
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Kiels Mountain, Eudlo Creek- Hut replacement project plan
Tablelands Regional Council
Tablelands Storm Water Drainage Strategy Project
Tablelands Regional Council
Tablelands Resilient Communications Project
Toowoomba Regional Council
Flood Early Warning Systems and Flood Resilience Programs
Toowoomba Regional Council
Resilience and Recovery Officer
Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance Inc.
Working Towards Building a Resilient TCICA Region
Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC)
SCADA System Upgrade with added Historian Function
Townsville City Council
Flood Information Portal
Western Downs Regional Council
Installation of two automated river/rain gauges.
Whitsunday Regional Council
Whitsunday Floodplain Management Plan
Whitsunday Regional Council
Regional Floodway Resilience Program
Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils
WBBROC Regional Resilience Coordinator
Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils
Wide Bay Burnett Flood Warning Infrastructure Upgrade Program

Combined total: $13,098,725.57


The interactive map below shows all successful QRRRF 2019-20 projects.

Delivery and acquittal – state agencies and councils

  • Progress reporting and close out of a submission can be done in the MARS Portal following completion of works and full expenditure. Refer to the MARS Portal user guide - Progress reporting and close outs
  • When preparing the close out, the following should be attached as supporting documents on the submission details page of the MARS Portal:
    • Photos of completed works (QDRF infrastructure projects only).
  • For assistance in completing the close out submission, please contact your Regional Liaison Officer (RLO).  

Delivery and acquittal – non-government organisations

  • Contact your Regional Liaison Officer (RLO) for a copy of your final progress report to complete.
  • Your RLO will then provide you with a close out template to complete and return.
  • When preparing your close out, the following documents should also be provided to QRA:
    • Photos of completed works (QDRF infrastructure projects only).
  • Send the Close out submission and Final project report, along with supporting documentation to submissions@qra.qld.gov.au 
  • For assistance in completing the close out submission, please contact your Regional Liaison Officer (RLO).  

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More information

For questions in relation to the program, please email grants@qra.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3008 7200.