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All the latest news and initiatives from the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.
Queenslanders encouraged to Get Ready
11 October 2021
Get Ready Queensland Week was launched at Milton State School today, with GRQ Ambassador Johnathan Thurston on hand to remind Queenslanders how they can get ready for disaster season.
Awards celebrate Queenslanders’ resilience to disasters
7 October 2021
Inspiring projects building the resilience of Queensland communities to natural disasters were celebrated at the 2021 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards held in Brisbane tonight.
$20 million fund to boost infrastructure resilience in Queensland
30 September 2021
The Commonwealth and state government have established a $20 million fund to strengthen key infrastructure to better withstand natural disasters, and in doing so have changed how Betterment funding is delivered in Queensland.
JT kicks off Get Ready Queensland schools comp
27 July 2021
Classrooms across the state can be in the running for a visit from rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston with Get Ready Queensland’s 2021 schools competition launching this week.
New framework to better manage flood risk in Queensland
15 July 2021
Flooding is a perennial issue in Queensland with more than 70 flood events since 2011, however, two important documents being released today will help reduce future flooding impacts on communities.
Recovery on track from the 2018-19 disaster season
2 July 2021
Queensland’s recovery from the devastating 2018-19 disaster season, which saw 12 natural disasters leave a damage bill in the billions, has almost concluded, with the overwhelming majority of reconstruction projects completed or in their final stages.
New framework to reduce the social and financial cost of floods
7 May 2021
A new framework to help flood practitioners better compare and invest in flood mitigation and resilience will help build safer communities and reduce the financial burden from floods.
Disaster assistance extended to more flood-impacted communities in Southern Queensland
25 March 2021
Disaster assistance has been extended to the local government areas of Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Quilpie and Southern Downs following the heavy rainfall and flash flooding that drenched Southern Queensland this week.
Disaster assistance available for flood-impacted communities in Southern Queensland
24 March 2021
Disaster assistance is now available to Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim councils following sustained heavy rainfall and ongoing flash-flooding across Southern Queensland.
$25,000 grants available for cyclone-impacted primary producers in Far North Queensland
18 March 2021
Recovery assistance grants of up to $25,000 are now available to support the recovery of primary producers in Far North Queensland impacted by Tropical Cyclone Niran.