State Recovery Plans


The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is responsible for the Queensland Recovery Plan, and event-specific state recovery plans with support from the Functional Recovery Groups, including the:

  • Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018 – 2021
  • State Recovery Plan 2017-19: Operation Queensland Recovery (Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie).

The Queensland Recovery Plan

The purpose of the Queensland Recovery Plan (.pdf | 1.3MB) is to:

  • ensure recovery operations are integrated, locally led and appropriate to the scale of the disaster event
  • outline recovery requirements for operations, planning and arrangements at the local, district and state level
  • drive a collaborative and coordinated approach across all functions of recovery, all levels of government and whole of community
  • describe the arrangements for transition from response to recovery
  • articulate the roles and responsibilities of the State Recovery Policy and Planning Coordinator (SRPPC) and the State Recovery Coordinator/s (SRC)
  • enable optimum recovery outcomes for disaster-impacted communities
  • inform the development of local, district and state recovery plans, tools and structures
  • clarify the roles and responsibilities of functional lead agencies in recovery
  • promote and support the enhancement of resilience through recovery.

The Queensland Recovery Plan (.pdf | 1.3MB) is:

Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018 – 2021

The Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018 – 2021 sets a clear framework for the locally-led bushfire recovery efforts, overseen by the State Recovery Coordinator and the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

The purpose of the recovery plan is to assist impacted communities rebuild, recover and reconnect following the bushfires of 22 November – 6 December 2018, with a focus on the priority areas of health and wellbeing of affected residents, repair of property, and restoration of small businesses, primary producers and the environment. The plan is broken down into three phases; post-impact relief and early recovery, recovery and reconstruction, and transition into “the new normal”.

State Recovery Plan 2017-19: Operation Queensland Recovery (STC Debbie)

State Recovery Plan 2017-19: Operation Queensland Recovery (.pdf | 5.3MB) outlines the guiding principles that define Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC Debbie) recovery success, Queensland’s framework for recovery, and the enduring partnerships for locally-led recovery to reconnect and rebuild more resilient communities. 

The Plan aligns with the Queensland Recovery Plan and builds on existing recovery approaches in recognising that communities are best placed to develop and implement local plans that meet their own recovery needs. It outlines a clear commitment that the Queensland Government will work with local governments and communities to ensure impacted people, communities and businesses get the resources and support they need, when they need it.