Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund (QDRF)

About the QDRF (2018-19)

The Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund (QDRF) was announced in 2018 to support projects to strengthen the resilience of Queensland communities and help them better prepare for disasters.

In the 2018-19 financial year, $9.5 million was committed, with 62 successful projects including bushfire mitigation measures such as fire breaks, riverbank stabilisation, flood modelling and mapping, evacuation centre upgrades, and reducing disaster risk for people with disabilities.


 The QDRF was administered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.


The Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund (QDRF) has been completed.

Delivered projects

Region Organisation Project $
Statewide Australian Red Cross Society The Pillowcase Project – Building children’s resilience to disasters $333,337
Statewide Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors Disability Inclusive and Disaster Resilient Queensland Communities $437,990
Statewide GIVIT Capacity-building GIVIT’s donation portal for Queensland disaster recovery service $119,482
Statewide Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Development of bushfire smoke modelling and forecasting for Queensland $65,000
Statewide Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan Implementation of the plan to the four local governments of Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Ipswich and Brisbane $2,000,000
Central Queensland Banana Shire Council Establish BoM flood warning service for Biloela and Jambin $86,400
Central Queensland Central Highlands Regional Council
  1. Bluff flood mitigation study
  2. Community resilience education and emergency volunteer recruitment
Central Queensland Gladstone Regional Council Uxbridge Road to Maude Hill Road fire trail $20,000
Central Queensland Isaac Regional Council Generator for local disaster coordination centre relocation $24,850
Central Queensland Livingstone Shire Council Strategic fire trails and mitigation activities $125,000
Central Queensland North Burnett Regional Council Ross Crossing bridge approaches and rock protection $247,345
Central Queensland Rockhampton Regional Council Rockhampton Airport precinct levee feasibility study $376,625
Far North Queensland Burke Shire Council Burketown flood risk management study $92,000
Far North Queensland Carpentaria Shire Council
  1. Flinders River floodplain investigation and assessment
  2. Critters Camp small cell tower
Far North Queensland Cook Shire Council Ayton radio tower resiliency upgrades $66,175
Far North Queensland Croydon Shire Council Install flood cameras and river height monitoring $38,570
Far North Queensland Douglas Shire Council
  1. Automated rain gauges for upper Daintree River and Bloomfield River
  2. Portable flood barriers for Douglas Shire
  3. Automated flooded road warning signage at Barratt Creek Daintree
  4. Portable two-way radio base station for Douglas Shire
Far North Queensland Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council Elim Road resilience project $500,000
Far North Queensland Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
  1. Emergency power supply
  2. Iterra IP satellite system
Far North Queensland Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance Indigenous local government disaster resilience and recovery forum $13,200
Far North Queensland Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council Water, waste water, communications, early warning resiliency project $220,000
Far North Queensland Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council Bukki Road bitumen seal and drainage $160,783
North Queensland Charters Towers Regional Council
  1. RNAV instrument flight procedure design
  2. Flood monitoring – Clarke River site
North Queensland Gloucester Sports and Recreation Association Inc Emergency Communications $59,558
North Queensland Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  1. Orient Road upgrade
  2. Atkinson Pocket Road upgrade
  3. Seymour Road upgrade
North Queensland Mackay Regional Council Installation of a flood camera network $84,975
North Queensland Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday) Improved resilience through fire management planning and coordination $225,720
North Queensland Whitsunday Regional Council Whitsunday critical asset resilience program – Stage 2 $31,335
North Coast Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management Riverbank shoreline rehabilitation in Burnett River $220,000
North Coast Fraser Coast Regional Council Three flood cameras to increase Maryborough flood preparedness $38,790
North Coast Gympie Regional Council Gympie region flood modelling and mapping $565,000
North Coast Noosa Council
  1. Noosa Council flood forecasting system
  2. Installation of permanent tide gauges in lower Noosa River
South East Queensland Sunshine Coast Regional Council Telemetered level gauges on Obi Obi Creek, Maleny $2,500
South East Queensland Redland City Council Russell Island (Glendale Road) fire trail design $48,000
Southern Queensland Somerset Regional Council Strengthening Burton’s Bridge, Borallon below Wivenhoe Dam $89,383
Southern Queensland Southern Downs Regional Council Upgrades to existing fire trails and construction of new trails $129,385
Southern Queensland Department of Environment and Science
  1. Permanent water storage on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships - South West Region Estate
  2. Permanent and transportable water storage near Girraween National Park
Western Queensland Balonne Shire Council Disaster recovery, coordination and operational backup power supply $86,260
Western Queensland Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
  1. Early warning river and rain network expansion
  2. Emergency generators for disaster coordination centres
Western Queensland Boulia Shire Council Emergency generator for disaster coordination centre $42,541
Western Queensland Bulloo Shire Council Burke and Wills Bridge approaches – reconstruction, road pavement and drainage improvements $240,614
Western Queensland Cloncurry Shire Council
  1. Staging shed for community recovery activities
  2. Survival kit
Western Queensland Diamantina Shire Council Birdsville Hall switchboard upgrade $60,000
Western Queensland Longreach Regional Council
  1. Upgrading the existing Ilfracombe evacuation centre
  2. Disaster management coordination centre improvements
Western Queensland Maranoa Regional Council Minor local drainage in Mitchell $375,000
Western Queensland Paroo Shire Council Black Gate Road floodways $141,060
Western Queensland South West Queensland Local Government Association Regional disaster resilience officer $310,817
Western Queensland Winton Shire Council Old Landsborough Highway replace concrete floodway $184,077


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(QRA Reference: QRA2084)