Economic Functional Recovery Group

The effects of a disaster on the economic environment can be classified in terms of direct and indirect impacts. The tangible impacts can usually be given a monetary value and may include loss of tourism, employment opportunities and reduction in cash flow for businesses.

Lead Agency

Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

The Economic Functional Recovery Group is chaired by the Director-General of the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.


Membership of the group varies from disaster to disaster, but typically includes representatives from relevant peak bodies and industry groups, affected local governments and Australian and Queensland government representatives from economic agencies:

  • AgForce Queensland
  • Aurizon
  • Australian Bankers Association
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business (Australian Government)
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water
  • Department of Resources
  • Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Energy Queensland
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Insurance Council
  • Local Government Association of Queensland
  • National Retail Association
  • Optus
  • Queensland Bulk Ports
  • Queensland Farmers Federation
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Queensland Treasury
  • Queensland Trucking Association
  • Telstra
  • Tourism and Events Queensland.

(Last updated 26/06/2023. Source: Queensland Recovery Plan (June 2023) - Annexure C.)