Disaster Resilience Strategy for even stronger, safer, more resilient communities

A new five-year strategy to strengthen disaster resilience in Queensland will further improve the state’s capacity to deal with natural disasters and climate change.

The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2022-27 focuses on community-informed resilience investment and greater interagency coordination so communities are best prepared to tackle and recover from natural disasters.

It will also make resilience ‘business as usual’, considering the impact of climate change, to help create a stronger, safer and more resilient state for all Queenslanders.

This latest five-year strategy builds on many years of building disaster resilience, coordinated by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

Every region across Queensland now has a locally-led and regionally-coordinated blueprint to increase statewide disaster resilience.

The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2022-27 complements a suite of Regional Resilience Strategies developed as part of the state’s previous five-year strategy.

This was a commitment made under the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Sendai Framework, which outlines seven global targets to meet by 2030 through the reduction of disaster risk and improvements in preparedness and resilience.

This new strategy looks to maximise that local coordination to improve disaster response and recovery.

Other important focuses for the new strategy are the knowledge of our First Nations peoples and recognising the significant impacts of climate change.

The Queensland Government is proud to lead the way in disaster resilience, as the first state with a permanent recovery and resilience agency in the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.