$10 million North Queensland Natural Disasters Mitigation Program now open

A new $10 million program has been made available to Queensland communities in high risk, cyclone-prone areas aimed at lowering the cost of insurance.

Expressions of interest have now opened for the $10 million North Queensland Natural Disasters Mitigation Program to help eligible councils reduce their disaster risk.

The funding is available to 33 councils and one town authority in high risk, cyclone-prone coastal areas with population centres within 50 kilometres of the coastline, from Bundaberg all the way up to the Northern Territory border.

Eligible projects can include initiatives to encourage locals to make their homes more cyclone or flood resilient, studies into a community’s disaster risk, new or upgraded drainage systems, storm water detention, levees and culverts, or the design of larger infrastructure or non-infrastructure projects to help reduce the impact of future natural disaster events.

For more information please go to www.qra.qld.gov.au/nqndmp