Queensland resilience recognised with awards

Community groups, state and local governments, an architects’ firm and a North Queensland high school have taken out top honours at the 2020 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards.

The winners were announced at a virtual ceremony today as part of this year’s Get Ready Queensland Week activities.

Each of the winning Queensland projects will now be reviewed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience for consideration for a National Resilient Australia Award later this year.

Suncorp Insurance sponsored the 2020 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards and are the official sponsor of Get Ready Queensland.

More information on the Resilient Australia Awards is available at www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards

More information on the Get Ready Queensland program is available at www.getready.qld.gov.au

A full list of winners is below:

Photography award – Michelle Kocsis, Lockyer Valley Regional Council – Lost Connection

School award - Thuringowa State High School - Disaster Resilience for a Changing Climate Grand Challenge

Business award - James Davidson Architect - Building Australia’s Residential Flood Resilience

Community award - Queenslanders with disability Network - PCEP Planning for COVID-19 for people with disability

  • Highly Commended - Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

Local Government award - Joint Winners:

Scenic Rim Regional Council - Scenic Rim Farm Box

Ipswich City Council - Emergency Management Animation Series

Government award - Department of Agriculture and Fisheries - Drought and Climate Adaptation Program

  • Highly Commended - Department of Employment, Small Business and Training - Queensland Small Business Recovery Centre; and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services  - Hazard and Risk Unit, Community Resilience and Risk Mitigation Branch