Flood report builds back better

The 2021-22 Southern Queensland Floods State Recovery and Resilience Plan 2022-24 shows both the scale of the disaster and the work underway to recover.

Impacts of the South East Queensland Floods include:

  • Estimated social, financial and economic losses of $7.7 billion
  • 21,500 calls for help to the SES
  • More than 98,000 insurance claims led to $1.3 billion being spent on damaged property and assets
  • More than 1,600 sport and recreation facilities were hit by the event
  • More than 2,300 social housing properties were in some way damaged from the flood
  • Community recovery hubs had contact with more than 17,300 people
  • More than 600 educational facilities were affected with six schools unable to reopen for some time

A record $2.1 billion in joint Australian and Queensland government recovery funding has been allocated including the $741 million Resilient Homes Fund, the $150 million betterment fund and a $28 million flood risk management package.

The State Recovery Coordinator, Major-General Ellwood paid tribute to the resilience of Queenslanders.

“You see the very best of Queenslanders at the worst of times,” Major-General Ellwood said.

“This plan finds a way forward for recovery but also focusses on resilience to mitigate the impacts of future flooding events.”

The Southern Queensland State Recovery and Resilience Plan can be found here: www.qra.qld.gov.au/2021-22-Southern-Queensland-Floods