State Recovery Coordinator Appointed

Former Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey has been appointed State Recovery Coordinator in response to Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth flooding event that has caused devastation through the Wide Bay and Burnett region.

He is a familiar and trusted face to everyone in Queensland, especially in his home town of Maryborough, which was ground zero for the latest flood emergency.

QRA welcomes the appointment and looks forward to working alongside Mr de Jersey who will coordinate locally-led recovery planning and recovery operations, in consultation with local governments, state agencies and the Commonwealth to help identify suitable grant programs and advise on applications for funding to support recovery and resilience.

As Recovery Coordinator, Mr de Jersey will work closely with the disaster affected communities to understand their recovery needs and ensure that recovery delivery and progress is understood as well as ensuring these communities are prepared for the next severe weather event.