Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20

About the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20 (QRRRF)

The QRRRF builds on the former Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund.

In 2019-20, 68 projects have been approved to improve the resilience of Queensland communities across 53 councils, four regional organisations of councils, two Queensland Government frontline agencies, a non-profit community organisation, and via Energy Queensland.

Examples of successful projects included electronic gauges and cameras for flood monitoring floodways, flood warning systems, replacing timber bridges, and widening of emergency access trails for bushfire protection

Funding acknowledgement

A total of $13.1 million was made available in this round, comprising $4.8 million from the Australian Government and $8.3 million from the Queensland Government.

Administrative agency

Queensland Reconstruction Authority


Approved QRRRF projects for 2019-20 have been advised and this program is in delivery.


Progress reporting and acquittal

Progress reporting and acquittal – state agencies and councils

  • Progress reporting and close out of a submission can be done in the MARS Portal following completion of works and full expenditure. Refer to the MARS Portal user guide - Progress reporting and close outs
  • For assistance in completing the close out submission, please contact your Regional Liaison Officer (RLO).  

Progress reporting and acquittal – non-government organisations

  • Contact your Regional Liaison Officer (RLO) for a copy of your final progress report to complete.
  • Your RLO will then provide you with a close out template to complete and return.
    • Send the Close out submission and Final Project Evaluation Report, along with supporting documentation to submissions@qra.qld.gov.au 
    • For assistance in completing the close out submission, please contact your Regional Liaison Officer (RLO).  

    Other documentation for close out

    • When preparing your close out, the following documents should also be provided to QRA:
      • Completed Final Project Evaluation Report using the Word template provided below.
      • Photos of completed works (infrastructure projects only).

    Successful projects

    QRRRF Queensland Government funded projects: Total amount $3,518,875

    Applicant Project Name Funding
    Banana Shire Council Mobile Emergency Generator Purchase  $36,500
    Barcoo Shire Council Jundah-Winton Road - Floodway Upgrade at Ch. 84.1km  $360,000
    Bulloo Shire Council Standby Generator with Auto Change Over  $42,375
    Bundaberg Regional Council Large Air Tanker Refilling Facility  $40,000
    Burdekin Shire Council Stormwater Drainage Upgrade - Conley Street  $316,399
    Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council Cherbourg Administration and Disaster Control Centre Emergency Power Supply  $31,352
    Croydon Shire Council Section 1 and 2 Guildford Road Upgrade Works  $307,167
    Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council Construction of Three Concrete Floodway's on Old Doomadgee Road  $534,996
    Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council Hope Vale Council Auxiliary Power Supply  $294,768
    Isaac Regional Council Moranbah SPS2 Flood Mitigation Project  $136,043
    Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council Connection to Ergon Power Supply and Water Main Upgrade  $230,000
    Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council Disaster Management Equipment & Fuel Reduction Activities  $162,400
    Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Jardine Water Pump Station Emergency Backup Generator Power Supply  $303,149
    Paroo Shire Council Eulo Flood Boat Channel  $150,762
    Quilpie Shire Council Concrete floodways on Canaway Downs Road  $60,000
    Quilpie Shire Council Concrete floodways on Canaway Downs Road  $60,000
    Southern Downs Regional Council Stanthorpe Civic Centre – Emergency Generator System  $103,000
    Torres Strait Island Regional Council Badu Island Wells Road Culvert Crossing Repair  $177,211
    Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council Buddabadoo Bridge Construction  $172,750

    QRRRF jointly funded projects: Total amount $9,579,849.86


    Project Name


    Balonne Shire Council

    Balonne River Height Monitoring Project


    Blackall-Tambo Regional Council

    Disaster Management Coordinator


    Brisbane City Council

    Archerfield Wetlands Fire Trail Maintenance Access Tracks Project


    Cairns Regional Council

    Mt Whitfield Catchment Drainage Improvements


    Carpentaria Shire Council

    SES Shed


    Cassowary Coast Regional Council

    Fire risk reduction preparedness along the Cassowary Coast


    Central Highlands Regional Council

    Central Highlands Regional Council Early Warning Network Improvements


    City of Gold Coast

    Gold Coast Disaster and Emergency Management Centre


    Cook Shire Council

    Cook Shire Disaster Management and Resiliency Officer


    Croydon Shire Council

    Guildford Road and Coralie Road Upgrade Works


    Department of Environment and Science - Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service & Partnerships

    Girraween National Park strategic firebreaks


    Douglas Shire Council

    Wharf Street Port Douglas Floodgates


    Energy Queensland Limited

    Mobile Power Generation for regional Queensland's Disaster Resilience


    Fitzroy Basin Association

    Appointment of a Regional Resilience Officer


    Fraser Coast Regional Council

    Fraser Coast Regional Council Flood Warning and Response Systems Review


    Gladstone Regional Council

    Completion of the Hazard and Risk Assessment Workbook


    Goondiwindi Regional Council

    Goondiwindi Evacuation Centre (New Ablutions Block and Pump Station)


    Gympie Regional Council

    Bushfire Hazard Mitigation Strategy


    Isaac Regional Council

    Culvert Replacement of Collaroy Timber Bridges


    Livingstone Shire Council

    Coastal Hazards Resilience and Risk Reduction Officer


    Lockyer Valley Regional Council

    Flood Classification Review


    Mackay Regional Council

    McCreadys Creek Flood and Stormwater Management Study


    Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council

    Barge landing Phase 2 upgrade armour rock


    Maranoa Regional Council

    Supply & Installation - Entry Level Flood Camera


    Maranoa Regional Council

    Supply & Installation - Rain/River Station  Bungil Creek, Roma


    Mareeba Shire Council

    Mareeba Shire Wildfire Mitigation Programme


    Moreton Bay Regional Council

    Upgrade to Fire Weather and Flood Warning Systems


    Mornington Shire Council

    Mornington Island Radio Communications Network


    North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

    NWQROC Flood Warning Gauges Training Program


    Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

    Palm Island-  Bushfire Mitigation Works


    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

    Severe Wind Hazard Assessment for South East Queensland


    Redland City Council

    Protecting Critical Power Connection to Redland City's Island Communities


    Scenic Rim Regional Council

    Mahoney Crossing Number 2 Floodway Upgrade


    Scenic Rim Regional Council

    Implement the Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework


    Somerset Regional Council

    Somerset Overland Flow Path Mapping


    Sunshine Coast Regional Council

    Warana Bridge, Nambour DNRME hut replacement


    Sunshine Coast Regional Council

    Kiels Mountain, Eudlo Creek- Hut replacement project plan


    Tablelands Regional Council

    Tablelands Storm Water Drainage Strategy Project


    Tablelands Regional Council

    Tablelands Resilient Communications Project


    Toowoomba Regional Council

    Flood Early Warning Systems and Flood Resilience Programs


    Toowoomba Regional Council

    Resilience and Recovery Officer


    Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance Inc.

    Working Towards Building a Resilient TCICA Region


    Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC)

    SCADA System Upgrade with added Historian Function


    Townsville City Council

    Flood Information Portal


    Western Downs Regional Council

    Installation of two automated river/rain gauges.


    Whitsunday Regional Council

    Whitsunday Floodplain Management Plan


    Whitsunday Regional Council

    Regional Floodway Resilience Program


    Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils

    WBBROC Regional Resilience Coordinator


    Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils

    Wide Bay Burnett Flood Warning Infrastructure Upgrade Program


    (QRA Reference: CM DOC/23/46329. Last updated 26/07/2023)


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    Email info@qra.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3008 7200.

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