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