Plans, policies and strategies

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) has a number of plans, policies and strategies that make Queensland more disaster resilient.

North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough – State Recovery Plan 2019–2021

The North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough – State Recovery Plan 2019–2021 is the long-term plan guiding recovery of the 39 communities impacted by the historic monsoon flooding event earlier this year.

The event caused catastrophic damage and loss to communities from Townsville, north to the Torres Strait and west to Mount Isa, with the long-term social and economic cost of the event estimated by Deloitte Access Economics at $5.68 billion.

The Plan underpins the Government’s commitment to helping communities recover, rebuild and reconnect from the unprecedented weather event and features Local Recovery Plans for the 13 most impacted councils.

Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018 – 2021

The Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018 – 2021 (updated August 2019) 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”.

Queensland Recovery Plan

The Queensland Recovery Plan provides information and guidance on the governance, planning and operations issues relating to disaster recovery for all hazards.

It is a sub-plan to the overarching Queensland State Disaster Management Plan.  The Plan applies to all Queensland disaster recovery partners. It informs local governments, Local and District disaster management groups, Queensland Government agencies and corporations, statutory bodies representing the state, non-government organisations and other disaster recovery stakeholders of good recovery practice. 

Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience

The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience was updated in 2017 to incorporate climate change risk and deliver a comprehensive, all-hazards approach to building disaster resilience throughout Queensland. 

The Strategy aligns with international best practice - the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.  The Strategy provides an overarching framework to empower Queenslanders to factor in resilience measures and activities as they anticipate, respond and adapt to changing circumstances.

QRA Strategic Plan 2019-23

QRA’s Strategic Plan for 2019-23 includes QRA’s vision to make Queensland the most disaster resilient state in Australia.

The plan lists the various strategies to meet QRA's organisational objectives.  In particular it details how QRA will continue to recover, reconnect and rebuild communities following natural disasters and work alongside councils as well as state and federal agencies to help Queenslanders be more prepared, responsive and able to recover from disasters.