2019 North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough
State Recovery Plan
North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough – State Recovery Plan 2019–2021
The State Recovery Plan is the long-term plan guiding recovery of the 39 local councils impacted by the historic monsoon flooding event in 2019.
The event caused catastrophic damage and loss to communities from Townsville, north to the Torres Strait and west to Mount Isa, with the long-term social and economic cost of the event estimated by Deloitte Access Economics at $5.68 billion.
The Plan underpins the Government’s commitment to helping communities recover, rebuild and reconnect from the unprecedented weather event and features Local Recovery Plans for the most impacted councils.
The Recovery Progress Report #1 to September 2019 outlines progress towards recovery activities and objectives for all Functional Recovery Groups and impacted councils that developed event-specific local recovery plans.
It is the first quarterly report to be produced following release of the plan and details the recovery efforts to date, the challenges that Queensland faces and the successes so far.