Flood resilience

Flood is one of the biggest threats across the state. As part of the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience and Resilient Queensland, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is delivering greater coordination for how communities manage flood hazards.

In partnership with agencies and local governments, QRA has implemented the following flood management plans, resilience strategies, flood risk, flood warning and flood communication initiatives to explore new ways to work together to improve safety, build resilience, and minimise the impacts of floodwaters.

Flood resilience strategies and plans

burdekin haughton
A locally-led and regionally-coordinated strategy for flood resilience in the communities of the Burdekin and Haughton regions.
Brisbane River catchment
Partnership between the Queensland Government, Seqwater and the local governments of Brisbane, Ipswich, Somerset and Lockyer Valley.
Burnett catchment
Provides a coordinated approach to managing flood risk across the four local councils of the Burnett River catchment: Bundaberg, Cherbourg, North Burnett and South Burnett.

Flood warnings and classifications

Queensland Strategic Flood Warning Infrastructure Plan
Supporting communities to better prepare and respond to flood events, and improve community resilience to flood events, through development of a best practice network of flood warning gauges.
Queensland Flood Warning Infrastructure Network
Improving Queensland’s flood warning infrastructure network to help keep our communities safe
Flood classifications
Best practice guide for local governments to understand flood classifications, river heights and flood forecasts, gauges, flood warnings and how to set flood classifications.

Flood risk management

Queensland Flood Risk Management Framework
The Queensland Flood Risk Management Framework sets the direction for flood risk management statewide, outlines roles and responsibilities, and guides and support decision-making by councils.
State guideline - Flood evacuation route improvements
Guidance on a process to support the identification of 'fair and reasonable' flood evacuation route improvements.
Economic Assessment Framework
Supports investment in flood risk mitigation by providing a framework to quantify all types of damages resulting from floods.
Rebuilding Grantham
In January 2011, Grantham experienced a devastating flash flood described as an “inland tsunami”. QRA worked with Lockyer Valley Regional Council to develop a plan for Rebuilding Grantham together.

Flood communication

Flood Communication Toolkit
Supports Queensland's councils to provide consistent flood messaging to help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from flood events.
Flood educational videos
Helping Queenslanders to understand flood risk, flood warnings, flash flooding, riverine flooding, and how catchments work