Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2020-21

About the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2020-21 (QRRRF)

More than 80 projects across Queensland have been approved for a total of more than $19 million through the latest round of the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF).

$19.1 million was made available through the fund this year (2020-21).

This consisted of $13.1 million joint funding under the QRRRF ($8.3 million from the Queensland Government and $4.8 million from the Commonwealth) and a further $6 million under the Commonwealth Government’s Managing Disaster Risk program to support 14 communities identified by the Commonwealth as hardest hit by the 2019 North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough.

In total, 50 of Queensland’s 77 councils, as well as one town authority, three state agencies, one university and 12 not-for-profit organisations, have been approved for funding in 2020-21.

Successful projects

QRRRF Queensland Government funded projects: Total amount $3,479,660


Project Name


Balonne Shire Council

Back-up Power Supply


Cook Shire Council

Cooktown Events Centre/Place of Refuge Resiliency Upgrade


Community Services Industry Alliance

Disaster Resilience Maturity Assessment Tool and Playbook


Diamantina Shire Council

Mobile Lighting Towers


Eungella Community Development Association

Eungella Disaster Recovery Centre Generator


Outback Futures

HEAD YAKKA initiative


Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council

Pormpuraaw Access Road Upgrade


Paroo Shire Council

Supplementary Works


Queensland Families and Communities Association Inc. (QFCA)

Queensland Neighbourhood Centres Disaster Resilience Strategy


Tablelands Regional Council

Hitchconole Road Remediation Works Project


Torres Shire Council

Outie St Horn Island Resilience Works 


Weipa Town Authority

Weipa SES and Local Disaster Coordination Centre Emergency Power


Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

Supermarket Building Emergency Power Supply


QRRRF jointly funded projects:Total amount $9,616,391


Project Name


Barcaldine Regional Council

Flood Monitoring Cameras


Barcoo Shire Council

Jundah-Winton Road Floodway Extension


Brisbane City Council

Hydrometric Smart Sensors


Boulia Shire Council

Bengeacca Creek Floodway Replacement


Bulloo Shire Council

Frew Street Storm Water Drainage Extension 


Cassowary Coast River Improvement Trust

Murray River Realignment at Warrami Road Bridge


Central Highlands Regional Council

Evacuation Route Planning


Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

A Person-Centred Capability Approach to Disaster Management for Homeless People. 


Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water

Mitigating Risks to Data Reliability


Fitzroy Basin Association

Fitzroy River Regional Flood Warning Resilience


Fraser Coast Regional Council

Coastal Township Flood Studies


Fraser Coast Regional Council

Bakers Road Floodway Replacement


City of Gold Coast

Tsunami Hazard Modelling


Goondiwindi Regional Council

Goondiwindi Town Levee Bank Reinforcement Project (44 Oakhole Road)


Goondiwindi Regional Council

Goondiwindi Town Levee Bank Reinforcement Project (15 Cairns Street)


Gladstone Regional Council

Property Fire Management Planning Workshops


Glamorgan Vale Water Board

Pine Mountain Road Fire Hydrant


Gympie Regional Council

Gympie Disaster Coordination Centre


Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council

Airport Road Heavy Vehicle Connection


Ipswich City Council

Flood Intelligence System


Isaac Regional Council

Isaac Regional Flood Warning Resilience


James Cook University

Strong Room Structural Designs for Queensland Housing


Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council

Magnificent Creek Bank Stabilisation


Logan City Council

City of Logan Flood Hazard Infill Study


Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council

Maathuy and Appun Streets Drainage Upgrade


Mackay Regional Council

Disaster Risk Reduction


Moreton Bay Regional Council

Flood Warning System Upgrade Program


Mount Isa City Council

Flood Crossing Resilience Project


Murweh Shire Council

Floodway Upgrade


Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council

Stormwater Runoff Remediation


Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

Telecommunications Infrastructure Resilience 


Queensland Police Service

Mount Isa Disaster District Operations Centre


Quilpie Shire Council

Flood Camera Warning System


Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD)

Flood Infrastructure Monitoring, Maintenance and Management


Redland City Council

Karragarra Island Esplanade Road and Power Protection


Richmond Shire Council

Richmond Croydon Road Floodway


Southern Downs Regional Council

Cambanoora Gorge Flood Warning System


Southern Downs Regional Council

Connolly and Storm King Dams Remote Cameras 


Somerset Regional Council

Gregors Creek Road Culvert Upgrade


Scenic Rim Regional Council

Flood Gauges Calibration


Stanthorpe Shire River Improvement Trust

Quart Pot Creek Flood Impact Mitigation 


Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance

Regional Disaster Dashboard


Western Downs Regional Council

Kleinschmidts Road Creek Crossing Upgrade


Torres Strait Island Regional Council

Dauan Island Western Reservoir Road Upgrade Design


Managing Disaster Risk Commonwealth funded projects: Total amount $5,980,460


Project Name


Burdekin Shire Council

Chippendale Street Stormwater Drainage Upgrade


Burdekin Shire Council

Sand bag fillers


Burke Shire Council

Floraville Road Culvert Replacement (Site 2A)


Burke Shire Council

Floraville Road Culvert Replacement (Site 2B)


Cloncurry Shire Council

Road Condition Information Signage


Cloncurry Shire Council

Dajarra Airport All Weather Access Road Upgrade


Carpentaria Shire Council

Normanton Stormwater Upgrades


Carpentaria Shire Council

Karumba Point Shoreline Protection and Revitalisation Project 


Douglas Shire Council

Diwan Remote Power Monitoring


Douglas Shire Council

Flagstaff Hill Remote Power Monitoring


Flinders Shire Council

Dutton Downs Road Upgrade


Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Hinchinbrook Foreshore Erosion Management Plan


Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Cavallaros Road Causeway


McKinlay Shire Council

Dalgonally Road Floodway and Pavement Upgrades


North Townsville Community Hub Inc.

North Townsville Resilience Project - Disability Preparedness


North Townsville Community Hub Inc.

North Townsville Resilience Project - Mental Health Network


Richmond Shire Council

Gemoka Drive and Pattel Drive Upgrade Works


Selectability Ltd

Real Mates Talk Program (Charters Towers)


Townsville City Council

Ross River Environmental Flow Path Resilience and Risk Study


Townsville City Council

Sleeper Log Creek Flood Impact, Resilience and Risk Analysis 


Whitsunday Regional Council

Generators And Fuel Trailer Project 


Winton Shire Council

Concrete Floodway Cork Mail Road (section 1)


Winton Shire Council

Concrete Floodway Cork Mail Road (section 2)


Winton Shire Council

Concrete Floodway Cork Mail Road (section 3)


Winton Shire Council

Youth Centre Upgrade


Interactive map of successful projects



    • Monthly progress reporting by applicants is mandatory throughout project delivery.
    • Progress reports are created and lodged through the MARS Portal. Refer to the MARS Portal user guide for more information.
    • For assistance, please contact your Regional Liaison Officer (RLO).  


    For enquiries email QRRR@qra.qld.gov.au

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