Environment Recovery Group

The effects of a disaster on the natural environment may be a direct result of the disaster or through a secondary impact or flow on from the disaster response or recovery process. Impacts to the environment may include damage or loss of flora and fauna, poor air quality, reduced water quality, land degradation and contamination, or damage to heritage listed places.

Lead Agency 

Department of Environment and Science


The Environment Recovery Group is chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Environment and Science.


  • Department of Environment and Science
  • Department of Natural Resources and Mines 
  • Queensland Health ( Health Protection Branch, Prevention Division)
  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Local Government Association of Queensland