Building flood resilience
With flooding one of the biggest threats across the state, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is delivering the assistance communities need to build resilience.
As the most disaster impacted state in Australia, it is critical communities cooperate to explore new ways to work together to improve safety, build resilience, and minimise the impacts of floodwaters.
The Strategic Policy Framework for Riverine Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience (.pdf | 1.2MB) provides a guide for managing flood hazards.
Queensland flood resilience projects
The following projects are being delivered in partnership with a range of stakeholders including local governments, state agencies and the Bureau of Meteorology:
- Queensland Flood Gauge Warning Network Program
- Brisbane River Catchment Strategic Floodplain Management Plan, and Flood Studies
- Burnett Catchment Flood Resilience Strategy
Video: How Queensland’s River Catchments work
Queensland’s sub-tropical climate means that it can rain a lot in the summer months, which can sometimes lead to flooding. Have you ever wondered what happens to all that water? Hear from our friend Jesse from Get Ready Queensland as he shows us how river catchments work and where our flood warnings come from.