A $10 million boost for Queensland resilience

Nearly $10.5 million in new funding will be shared among Queensland communities to help build greater disaster resilience and reduce the impacts of severe weather.

The 2022-23 round of the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF) will see investment spread across the state, from Brisbane to Barcoo and Winton to Wujal Wujal, with 24 new projects funded across 23 local government areas, including:

  • Storm water drainage for Bulloo Shire ($860,000)
  • Improvements to Windorah Airstrip in Barcoo ($350,000)
  • Slope stabilisation along China Camp Road, Wujal Wujal ($513,920)
  • A floodway for Peakvale Road in the Isaac region ($450,000)
  • Upgrades to Hope Vale Airport ($107,172)
  • Three new back-up power generators for water and sewerage treatment on Palm Island ($180,000)

The QRRRF supports the delivery of resilient infrastructure, disaster mitigation initiatives, disaster preparedness assets and local risk management capacity to create a stronger, safer, and more resilient Queensland.

These investments benefit communities during and following disasters by improving overall safety and boosting confidence that essential infrastructure will sustain during a significant disaster event.

The first QRRRF funding round was announced in 2019-20 as part of a five-year National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction between the Commonwealth and state governments.

Since then more than $71 million has gone towards 227 projects across Queensland.

A final round of the QRRRF will be available in 2023-24, with the National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction concluding in June 2024.

To see the full list of QRRRF projects for 2022-23 and previous rounds head to the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund page on the QRA website: www.qra.qld.gov.au/qrrrf