Community Development Program

Program purpose

The purpose of the jointly funded Australian and Queensland Government (50:50) Community Development Program is to alleviate distress and accelerate the recovery of those communities impacted by the devastating effects of the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019 (Monsoon Trough).

The Community Development Program is a component of the jointly funded, exceptional circumstances Category C & D package approved under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) 2018, following the Monsoon Trough. 

Under this program, funding will be provided to engage Community Development Officers to support the longer-term recovery of vulnerable families and communities.

Administering agency

  • Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.