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.  

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.

The first round of the QRRRF, which was wholly funded by the Queensland Government, saw $3.5 million allocated to 18 projects to improve the resilience of Queensland communities.

A further $9.6 million, funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments, will be allocated to 49 successful projects including electronic gauges and cameras for monitoring floodways, flood warning systems, replacing timber bridges and widening of emergency access trails for bushfire protection.

Across the two rounds 53 councils, four regional organisations of councils, two Queensland Government frontline agencies, a non-profit community organisation and Energy Queensland received funding.


Successful projects

List of all QRRRF successful projects 2019-20 (including council, project, and funding amount)

QRRRF Queensland Government funded projects:

Total amount $3,518,875


Project Name


Banana Shire Council

Mobile Emergency Generator Purchase


Barcoo Shire Council

Jundah-Winton Road - Floodway Upgrade at Ch. 84.1km


Bulloo Shire Council

Standby Generator with Auto Change Over


Bundaberg Regional Council

Large Air Tanker Refilling Facility


Burdekin Shire Council

Stormwater Drainage Upgrade - Conley Street


Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

Cherbourg Administration and Disaster Control Centre Emergency Power Supply


Croydon Shire Council

Section 1 and 2 Guildford Road Upgrade Works


Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council

Construction of Three Concrete Floodway's on Old Doomadgee Road


Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council

Hope Vale Council Auxiliary Power Supply


Isaac Regional Council

Moranbah SPS2 Flood Mitigation Project


Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council

Connection to Ergon Power Supply and Water Main Upgrade


Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council

Disaster Management Equipment & Fuel Reduction Activities


Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council

Jardine Water Pump Station Emergency Backup Generator Power Supply


Paroo Shire Council

Eulo Flood Boat Channel


Quilpie Shire Council

Concrete floodways on Canaway Downs Road


Southern Downs Regional Council

Stanthorpe Civic Centre – Emergency Generator System


Torres Strait Island Regional Council

Badu Island Wells Road Culvert Crossing Repair


Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

Buddabadoo Bridge Construction


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



The interactive map below shows all successful QRRRF 2019-20 projects.

Delivery 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
  • When preparing the close out, the following should be attached as supporting documents on the submission details page of the MARS Portal:
    • Photos of completed works (QDRF infrastructure projects only).
  • For assistance in completing the close out submission, please contact your Regional Liaison Officer (RLO).  

Delivery 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.
  • When preparing your close out, the following documents should also be provided to QRA:
    • Photos of completed works (QDRF infrastructure projects only).
  • Send the Close out submission and Final project 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).  

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More information

For questions in relation to the program, please email grants@qra.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3008 7200.