2017-18 Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP)


About the NDRP

The aim of the NDRP is to reduce Queensland communities’ vulnerability to natural hazards and build community resilience.

NDRP is jointly funded (50/50) by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience.

In Queensland, administration of the NDRP is now managed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA).

The NDRP provides flexibility to effectively meet the requirements of local Queensland communities threatened by disasters by supporting projects that address specific local risks.

The 2017-18 NDRP drew statewide interest and was heavily over-subscribed. Submissions were received from eligible applicants including councils, state agencies and a range of non-government and not-for-profit organisations. 

Applications closed on 27 April 2018.

Total 2017-18 NDRP funding for Queensland

Queensland’s total funding available in 2017-18 under NDRP is $14.303 million. This total comprises $12.006 million funded 50/50 by the Queensland and Australian Governments for 2017-18, plus savings transferred from acquittal of the previous years’ NDRP program.

Assessment process and approved projects

A rigorous assessment process was undertaken by QRA and the submissions were assessed according to criteria in the 2017-18 NDRP Funding Guidelines, which align to the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience. Applicants were advised of their success by QRA in late June 2018.

NDRP projects map

Queensland approved 72 projects in the 2017-18 NDRP funding round. The recommended projects have an estimated total value of $19 million. Costs noted above the total available $14.3 million of NDRP funding relate to financial contributions from the applicant or other sources.