Burdekin and Charters Towers Regional Resilience Strategy - Project update

Project purpose

By 2022, every region across Queensland will be part of a locally-led and regionally-coordinated blueprint to strengthen disaster resilience. Regional resilience strategies and local resilience action plans will help to keep Queenslanders safe by providing a coordinated approach to identify and prioritise disaster resilience actions.

Building on the Burdekin and Haughton Flood Resilience Strategy

This multi-hazard approach will build on work completed by project partners to develop the Burdekin and Haughton Flood Resilience Strategy (June 2021).

Multi-hazard approach

The Regional Resilience Strategy for Burdekin and Charters Towers will build upon the flood focus of the previous work to apply a locally led, regionally coordinated, and state facilitated approach to also address the following hazards: 

  • cyclone (severe storm and wind) 
  • bushfire 
  • earthquake 
  • heatwave. 

Steering committee and council partners

The Project Steering Committee for the Burdekin and Charters Towers Regional Resilience Strategy is the individual council partners:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council.

Region

The geographic extent of the Burdekin and Charters Towers Regional Resilience Strategy is the boundaries of the two local government areas.

Project update

  • Completed project actions
    • initial project briefing with Burdekin Shire Council and Charters Towers Regional Council at the final project briefing for the Burdekin and Haughton Flood Resilience Strategy discussed the multi-hazard approach to be taken specifically for the Burdekin Shire and Charters Towers local government areas (April 2021)
  • Next steps
    • councils reviewing Terms of Reference prior to endorsement by project Steering Committee.

Related project: Burdekin and Haughton Flood Resilience Strategy  

Recent repeated and severe flooding has impacted the properties and livelihoods of those living and working in the Burdekin and Haughton Catchments. To support Queensland communities in their recovery following the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough disaster event from 25 January to 14 February 2019, the $1 million Burdekin and Haughton Flood Resilience Strategy Project was approved as part of the $242 million Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) Category C and D package jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.