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

ApplicantProject NameFunding
Banana Shire CouncilMobile Emergency Generator Purchase $36,500
Barcoo Shire CouncilJundah-Winton Road - Floodway Upgrade at Ch. 84.1km $360,000
Bulloo Shire CouncilStandby Generator with Auto Change Over $42,375
Bundaberg Regional CouncilLarge Air Tanker Refilling Facility $40,000
Burdekin Shire CouncilStormwater Drainage Upgrade - Conley Street $316,399
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Administration and Disaster Control Centre Emergency Power Supply $31,352
Croydon Shire CouncilSection 1 and 2 Guildford Road Upgrade Works $307,167
Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire CouncilConstruction of Three Concrete Floodway's on Old Doomadgee Road $534,996
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire CouncilHope Vale Council Auxiliary Power Supply $294,768
Isaac Regional CouncilMoranbah SPS2 Flood Mitigation Project $136,043
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire CouncilConnection to Ergon Power Supply and Water Main Upgrade $230,000
Napranum Aboriginal Shire CouncilDisaster Management Equipment & Fuel Reduction Activities $162,400
Northern Peninsula Area Regional CouncilJardine Water Pump Station Emergency Backup Generator Power Supply $303,149
Paroo Shire CouncilEulo Flood Boat Channel $150,762
Quilpie Shire CouncilConcrete floodways on Canaway Downs Road $60,000
Quilpie Shire CouncilConcrete floodways on Canaway Downs Road $60,000
Southern Downs Regional CouncilStanthorpe Civic Centre – Emergency Generator System $103,000
Torres Strait Island Regional CouncilBadu Island Wells Road Culvert Crossing Repair $177,211
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilBuddabadoo Bridge Construction $172,750

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

ApplicantProject NameFunding
Balonne Shire CouncilBalonne River Height Monitoring Project $528,000
Blackall-Tambo Regional CouncilDisaster Management Coordinator $140,881
Brisbane City CouncilArcherfield Wetlands Fire Trail Maintenance Access Tracks Project $148,320
Cairns Regional CouncilMt Whitfield Catchment Drainage Improvements $100,000
Carpentaria Shire CouncilSES Shed $376,259
Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilFire risk reduction preparedness along the Cassowary Coast $80,350
Central Highlands Regional CouncilCentral Highlands Regional Council Early Warning Network Improvements $133,000
City of Gold CoastGold Coast Disaster and Emergency Management Centre $435,500
Cook Shire CouncilCook Shire Disaster Management and Resiliency Officer $410,000
Croydon Shire CouncilGuildford Road and Coralie Road Upgrade Works $320,075
Department of Environment and Science - Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service & PartnershipsGirraween National Park strategic firebreaks $30,000
Douglas Shire CouncilWharf Street Port Douglas Floodgates $208,244
Energy Queensland LimitedMobile Power Generation for regional Queensland's Disaster Resilience $473,000
Fitzroy Basin AssociationAppointment of a Regional Resilience Officer $229,500
Fraser Coast Regional CouncilFraser Coast Regional Council Flood Warning and Response Systems Review $52,500
Gladstone Regional CouncilCompletion of the Hazard and Risk Assessment Workbook $72,000
Goondiwindi Regional CouncilGoondiwindi Evacuation Centre (New Ablutions Block and Pump Station) $120,000
Gympie Regional CouncilBushfire Hazard Mitigation Strategy $33,000
Isaac Regional CouncilCulvert Replacement of Collaroy Timber Bridges $398,700
Livingstone Shire CouncilCoastal Hazards Resilience and Risk Reduction Officer $262,000
Lockyer Valley Regional CouncilFlood Classification Review $30,000
Mackay Regional CouncilMcCreadys Creek Flood and Stormwater Management Study $195,000
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilBarge landing Phase 2 upgrade armour rock $353,922
Maranoa Regional CouncilSupply & Installation - Entry Level Flood Camera $25,000
Maranoa Regional CouncilSupply & Installation - Rain/River Station  Bungil Creek, Roma $60,000
Mareeba Shire CouncilMareeba Shire Wildfire Mitigation Programme $140,000
Moreton Bay Regional CouncilUpgrade to Fire Weather and Flood Warning Systems $160,000
Mornington Shire CouncilMornington Island Radio Communications Network $117,095
North West Queensland Regional Organisation of CouncilsNWQROC Flood Warning Gauges Training Program $36,140
Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island-  Bushfire Mitigation Works $322,923
Queensland Fire and Emergency ServicesSevere Wind Hazard Assessment for South East Queensland $200,000
Redland City CouncilProtecting Critical Power Connection to Redland City's Island Communities $500,000
Scenic Rim Regional CouncilMahoney Crossing Number 2 Floodway Upgrade $420,000
Scenic Rim Regional CouncilImplement the Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework $45,000
Somerset Regional CouncilSomerset Overland Flow Path Mapping $108,350
Sunshine Coast Regional CouncilWarana Bridge, Nambour DNRME hut replacement $13,769
Sunshine Coast Regional CouncilKiels Mountain, Eudlo Creek- Hut replacement project plan $14,539
Tablelands Regional CouncilTablelands Storm Water Drainage Strategy Project $79,000
Tablelands Regional CouncilTablelands Resilient Communications Project $102,955
Toowoomba Regional CouncilFlood Early Warning Systems and Flood Resilience Programs $150,000
Toowoomba Regional CouncilResilience and Recovery Officer $125,000
Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance Inc.Working Towards Building a Resilient TCICA Region $165,000
Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC)SCADA System Upgrade with added Historian Function $268,207
Townsville City CouncilFlood Information Portal $67,500
Western Downs Regional CouncilInstallation of two automated river/rain gauges. $50,000
Whitsunday Regional CouncilWhitsunday Floodplain Management Plan $300,000
Whitsunday Regional CouncilRegional Floodway Resilience Program $271,521
Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of CouncilsWBBROC Regional Resilience Coordinator $234,622
Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of CouncilsWide Bay Burnett Flood Warning Infrastructure Upgrade Program $472,976

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


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