Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2020-21

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

Through the QRRRF 2020-21, 82 projects across Queensland have been approved for a total of almost $19.1 million.

Overall, 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 QRRRF funding this round.

Funding acknowledgement

There is $13.1 million in joint funding under the QRRRF 2020-21 ($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.

Administrative agency

Queensland Reconstruction Authority


Approved QRRRF projects for 2020-21 have been advised and this program is in delivery.


Progress reporting and acquittal

  • 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 and forms for more information.
  • To acquit your project (once completed) a close out submission needs to be lodged through the MARS Portal. When preparing your close out submission a final project report using the Word template provided below is required to completed and submitted.
  • For assistance, please contact your Regional Liaison Officer.

Successful projects

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

ApplicantProject NameFunding
Balonne Shire CouncilBack-up Power Supply$251,150
Cook Shire CouncilCooktown Events Centre/Place of Refuge Resiliency Upgrade$385,192
Community Services Industry AllianceDisaster Resilience Maturity Assessment Tool and Playbook$452,339
Diamantina Shire CouncilMobile Lighting Towers$89,720
Eungella Community Development AssociationEungella Disaster Recovery Centre Generator$57,486
Outback FuturesHEAD YAKKA initiative$514,250
Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire CouncilPormpuraaw Access Road Upgrade$493,948
Paroo Shire CouncilSupplementary Works$65,000
Queensland Families and Communities Association Inc. (QFCA)Queensland Neighbourhood Centres Disaster Resilience Strategy$132,187
Tablelands Regional CouncilHitchconole Road Remediation Works Project$294,756
Torres Shire CouncilOutie St Horn Island Resilience Works $630,269
Weipa Town AuthorityWeipa SES and Local Disaster Coordination Centre Emergency Power$38,362
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilSupermarket Building Emergency Power Supply$75,000

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

 ApplicantProject NameFunding
Barcaldine Regional CouncilFlood Monitoring Cameras$100,000
Barcoo Shire CouncilJundah-Winton Road Floodway Extension$225,000
Brisbane City CouncilHydrometric Smart Sensors$100,000
Boulia Shire CouncilBengeacca Creek Floodway Replacement$1,398,402
Bulloo Shire CouncilFrew Street Storm Water Drainage Extension $569,164
Cassowary Coast River Improvement TrustMurray River Realignment at Warrami Road Bridge$119,976
Central Highlands Regional CouncilEvacuation Route Planning$80,000
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital EconomyA Person-Centred Capability Approach to Disaster Management for Homeless People. $293,000
Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and WaterMitigating Risks to Data Reliability$261,360
Fitzroy Basin AssociationFitzroy River Regional Flood Warning Resilience$260,000
Fraser Coast Regional CouncilCoastal Township Flood Studies$70,000
Fraser Coast Regional CouncilBakers Road Floodway Replacement$320,000
City of Gold CoastTsunami Hazard Modelling$140,000
Goondiwindi Regional CouncilGoondiwindi Town Levee Bank Reinforcement Project (44 Oakhole Road)$27,965
Goondiwindi Regional CouncilGoondiwindi Town Levee Bank Reinforcement Project (15 Cairns Street)$132,772
Gladstone Regional CouncilProperty Fire Management Planning Workshops$30,000
Glamorgan Vale Water BoardPine Mountain Road Fire Hydrant$2,712
Gympie Regional CouncilGympie Disaster Coordination Centre$500,000
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire CouncilAirport Road Heavy Vehicle Connection$382,742
Ipswich City CouncilFlood Intelligence System$305,000
Isaac Regional CouncilIsaac Regional Flood Warning Resilience$246,000
James Cook UniversityStrong Room Structural Designs for Queensland Housing$155,533
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire CouncilMagnificent Creek Bank Stabilisation$60,630
Logan City CouncilCity of Logan Flood Hazard Infill Study$100,000
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilMaathuy and Appun Streets Drainage Upgrade$589,194
Mackay Regional CouncilDisaster Risk Reduction$467,840
Moreton Bay Regional CouncilFlood Warning System Upgrade Program$135,000
Mount Isa City CouncilFlood Crossing Resilience Project$360,758
Murweh Shire CouncilFloodway Upgrade$240,000
Napranum Aboriginal Shire CouncilStormwater Runoff Remediation$53,707
Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilTelecommunications Infrastructure Resilience $200,000
Queensland Police ServiceMount Isa Disaster District Operations Centre$199,973
Quilpie Shire CouncilFlood Camera Warning System$60,000
Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD)Flood Infrastructure Monitoring, Maintenance and Management$49,250
Redland City CouncilKarragarra Island Esplanade Road and Power Protection$46,000
Richmond Shire CouncilRichmond Croydon Road Floodway$159,943
Southern Downs Regional CouncilCambanoora Gorge Flood Warning System$135,000
Southern Downs Regional CouncilConnolly and Storm King Dams Remote Cameras $135,000
Somerset Regional CouncilGregors Creek Road Culvert Upgrade$292,361
Scenic Rim Regional CouncilFlood Gauges Calibration$84,550
Stanthorpe Shire River Improvement TrustQuart Pot Creek Flood Impact Mitigation $190,000
Torres Cape Indigenous Council AllianceRegional Disaster Dashboard$105,000
Western Downs Regional CouncilKleinschmidts Road Creek Crossing Upgrade$165,000
Torres Strait Island Regional CouncilDauan Island Western Reservoir Road Upgrade Design$67,554

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

ApplicantProject NameFunding
Burdekin Shire CouncilChippendale Street Stormwater Drainage Upgrade$570,000
Burdekin Shire CouncilSand bag fillers$33,000
Burke Shire CouncilFloraville Road Culvert Replacement (Site 2A)$464,495
Burke Shire CouncilFloraville Road Culvert Replacement (Site 2B)$325,384
Cloncurry Shire CouncilRoad Condition Information Signage$150,000
Cloncurry Shire CouncilDajarra Airport All Weather Access Road Upgrade$250,000
Carpentaria Shire CouncilNormanton Stormwater Upgrades$218,882
Carpentaria Shire CouncilKarumba Point Shoreline Protection and Revitalisation Project $500,000
Douglas Shire CouncilDiwan Remote Power Monitoring$14,000
Douglas Shire CouncilFlagstaff Hill Remote Power Monitoring$14,000
Flinders Shire CouncilDutton Downs Road Upgrade$585,000
Hinchinbrook Shire CouncilHinchinbrook Foreshore Erosion Management Plan$117,180
Hinchinbrook Shire CouncilCavallaros Road Causeway$167,256
McKinlay Shire CouncilDalgonally Road Floodway and Pavement Upgrades$692,000
North Townsville Community Hub Inc.North Townsville Resilience Project - Disability Preparedness$10,000
North Townsville Community Hub Inc.North Townsville Resilience Project - Mental Health Network$20,000
Richmond Shire CouncilGemoka Drive and Pattel Drive Upgrade Works$854,019
Selectability LtdReal Mates Talk Program (Charters Towers)$85,000
Townsville City CouncilRoss River Environmental Flow Path Resilience and Risk Study$143,250
Townsville City CouncilSleeper Log Creek Flood Impact, Resilience and Risk Analysis $112,000
Whitsunday Regional CouncilGenerators And Fuel Trailer Project $73,800
Winton Shire CouncilConcrete Floodway Cork Mail Road (section 1)$112,477
Winton Shire CouncilConcrete Floodway Cork Mail Road (section 2)$84,358
Winton Shire CouncilConcrete Floodway Cork Mail Road (section 3)$84,358
Winton Shire CouncilYouth Centre Upgrade$300,000

Interactive map: QRRRF projects

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