Working together - Flood Warning Infrastructure Network

Working together to deliver new flood warning assets for the best possible flood warnings

Early warning can be an effective measure to reduce the potentially devastating impacts of flooding, so it is vital that we work together for the best possible flood warnings. In Queensland, we have more than 3300 rainfall and river gauges that inform statewide flood warnings and forecasts. These flood warning infrastructure assets are owned and operated by more than 60 entities including state and local government, the private sector, and the Bureau of Meteorology.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) has worked with key stakeholders including the Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Transport and Main Roads, and local governments across Queensland to improve Queensland’s flood warning infrastructure to help keep our communities safe with timely weather and flood warnings and forecasts, and to reduce the cost of future floods.

Video case study: Partnerships to improve Queensland’s flood warnings

The QRA is working with the owners of flood warning infrastructure to make sure Queenslander’s get the best possible warnings of future floods. It’s about keeping our communities safe and reducing the cost of future floods.

This video showcases the partnership between five South West Queensland local governments that are helping strengthen flood warnings for their communities. Hear from the CEO of Murweh Shire Council about the benefits of working together when it comes to managing flood warning infrastructure.

(Video published January 2019, run time 5 minutes)