Resilience funding delivers nearly $15 million for new Queensland projects

Queenslanders will be more prepared for future floods, fires, cyclones and storms, with 25 projects across the State sharing in nearly $15 million through latest round of the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF).

The investment will back a range of projects that will help build greater disaster resilience and reduce the risk of natural disasters events.

Through the National Partnership Agreement, QRRRF delivers proactive investment from both State and Federal governments.

QRRRF projects - co-funded by councils, not-for-profits and Queensland Government departments – support a range of disaster mitigation initiatives, disaster preparedness assets, technology innovations and resilient infrastructure right across Queensland.

Queensland is more susceptible to natural disasters than anywhere else in Australia, but these smaller resilience projects make a big difference to many communities around the State.

The grants are informed by local priorities, to address risks that local organisations have identified and create solutions to help them better prepare.

2023-24 QRRRF projects include:

  • $2 million to assist Noosa Shire Council to build hydraulic and embankment protection at Sunshine Beach.
  • Nearly $2 million to help Reef Catchments Mackay and the Whitsundays protect the Great Barrier Reef from erosion with riparian, vegetation and wetland fencing.
  • Almost $152,000 on mapping and mitigating overland flow risk at Moore in the Somerset Region and;
  • $529,530 and $206,427 for Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council and Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council, respectively, to deliver community power and communications resilience during natural disasters. 

Over the last five years, QRRRF has committed more than $76 million to 252 resilience building initiatives in urban and remote areas of Queensland.

The full list of 2023-24 QRRRF grants can be found here: www.qra.qld.gov.au/QRRRF2023-24