2021-22 North Queensland FWIN Project

2021-22 North Queensland Project (FWIN)

In 2021-2022, 180 new flood warning infrastructure assets were delivered for 28 councils as part of the $8 million FWIN project and these are now operational and benefiting communities of the Far North, North West and Townsville and surrounds.

The new FWIN infrastructure is keeping our communities safe by delivering: suitable flood warning infrastructure upgrades to the most appropriate locations throughout the flood-impacted area; improvements to Bureau of Meteorology services to support primary producers and communities; and a range of new assets to support flood warning intelligence, including the use of flood cameras at strategic locations.

Delivery of these new flood warning assets will successfully complete the flood warning investment plans from Mackay, west to Diamantina, and north through to the Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York. All new infrastructure investment will conform to the National Flood Warning Infrastructure Standard, and work aligns with the National Framework for Flood Warning Infrastructure. 

This project is supporting recovery following the 2019 North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough disaster event and is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Key statistics for the FWIN North Queensland Project (2021-22)

FWIN Far North
Far North Queensland has received 45 new flood warnings assets benefiting 10 LGAs: Cairns; Cassowary Coast; Cook; Douglas; Lockhart River; Mapoon; Mareeba; Pormpuraaw; Torres Strait Island; and Wujul Wujul.
FWIN North West
North West Queensland received 74 flood warning assets, comprising 67 new assets and 7 asset upgrades, benefiting 12 LGAs: Boulia; Burke; Carpentaria; Cloncurry; Croydon; Diamantina; Etheridge; Flinders; Longreach; McKinlay; Richmond; Winton
FWIN Townsville and surrounds
The Townsville and surrounds area has received 61 new flood warning assets benefiting six LGAs: Burdekin; Charters Towers; Mackay; Hinchinbrook; Townsville; and Whitsunday.

The Excel file below outlines the project breakdown of the 180 new flood warning assets per asset type and LGA across each of the three FWIN Project Areas of Operation.