Queensland’s resilience to disasters shines through awards

Projects helping build Queensland’s resilience to natural disasters were on show at the 2022 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards, held in Brisbane on Thursday 8 September.

The awards recognise Queenslanders and their efforts during tough times, showing the initiative to push forward and support each other.

Following one of the worst disaster seasons Queensland has experienced in a long time, it was great to see 37 inspiring entrants across seven categories. 

Many of this year’s entrants focused on preparing people for an imminent natural disaster and helping them recover afterwards.

The impacts of disasters go beyond bridges and roads and it’s important to ensure Queenslanders are both physically and mentally prepared. 

Queensland Reconstruction Authority Chief Executive Officer Brendan Moon congratulated the entrants for their supportive, innovative, and creative approaches to disaster preparation and resilience building.

“Each and every year I am pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of projects that feature in these awards,” Mr Moon said.

“People are constantly coming up with new ways to prepare Queenslanders for natural disasters and help them recover afterwards."

The Queensland Chapter of the Resilient Australia Awards is delivered by Get Ready Queensland, the Queensland Government’s all hazards disaster awareness program, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience.

Winning projects will progress to the National Resilient Australia Award ceremony in late 2022.

The full list of Queensland winners and highly commended entrants is available at www.getready.qld.gov.au/2022-Resilient-Australia-Awards-Queensland-Winn….