$150 million for Queensland under new Disaster Ready Fund
Queensland will be better protected and prepared for future natural disasters following today’s announcement of 50 local projects funded under Round One of the Australian Government’s new Disaster Ready Fund.
Through the first round, Queensland will benefit from over $150 million in combined investment into disaster prevention, through the federal, state and delivery partner co-contributions.
The Fund will deliver national long-term mitigation funding to help protect communities from natural disasters.
State and Territory governments submitted applications for a range of projects to improve mitigation and resilience, in collaboration with local Councils and community groups.
Successful Queensland projects include:
- Resilient infrastructure for Indigenous and remote communities including cyclone shelters and upgrades
- Foreshore strengthening along the Sunshine and Moreton Bay coast
- Live Stream Flood Monitoring Cameras for Brisbane
- Pormpuraaw Aerodrome Upgrade
- Monitoring and Early Warning Systems upgrades at Cloncurry
- Solar Panels and Battery Storage for Disaster Resilience at Mt Isa
- Water infrastructure upgrades at Gladstone to gain resilience in the water network and enable the existing Round Hill Reservoir (RHR) to be upgraded to a more resilient standard
- Extension of the Household Resilience Program in Central and North Queensland coastal communities to reduce damage from cyclones
- Enhanced energy security during disasters in South East Queensland
- Statewide disaster ready imagery
The evolution of the former Emergency Response Fund to become the Disaster Ready Fund allows Queensland to embed greater resilience in communities before disasters strike, reducing impacts and recovery costs
A full list of Queensland projects is available here: https://nema.gov.au/programs/disaster-ready-fund/round-one
More information on the Disaster Ready Fund, including updates about Round Two of the Disaster Ready Fund, can be found on NEMA’s website.