Resilient Homes Fund
About the Resilient Homes Fund
The $741 million Resilient Homes Fund will support Queensland homeowners to improve the resilience of their residential property, following significant flood events in the 2021-22 disaster season:
- Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November – 3 December 2021 (PDF)
- Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 29 December 2021 – 10 January 2022 (PDF)
- South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February – 5 April 2022 (PDF)
- Southern Queensland Flooding, 6 – 20 May 2022 (PDF)
Queensland homeowners within eligible local government areas whose property was flood damaged in any of the above events can be considered for initiatives under the program including repair and retrofitting with flood-resilient design, house raising, or the voluntary buy back of high-risk properties.
Resilient household rebuild program
Funding to homeowners to repair or retrofit their homes to incorporate flood resilient design and materials in liveable rooms or areas within the Defined Flood Level, as determined by the relevant local government or the observed peak flood level from flood events since 2010–2011.
This may include initiatives such as replacing floor coverings with an approved water-resistant floor finish such as tiles or polished concrete, or raising power outlets.
The Resilient household rebuild program is managed by the Department of Energy and Public Works.
Home raising program
Funding to homeowners to raise their home to reduce the impacts of future flood events by elevating liveable rooms or areas of the dwelling above the Defined Flood Level, as determined by the relevant local government. This may also include moving the home on the same parcel of land—for example, moving it to higher ground.
This program is managed by the Department of Energy and Public Works.
Voluntary home buy-back program
Where no other options have been identified as viable, voluntary property buy-backs will be considered to mitigate the risk to life and property in areas that are susceptible to frequent and severe flooding.
The voluntary scheme will consider a range of factors on a case-by-case basis, including:
- the frequency of flooding
- the severity of the flooding in terms of above floor inundation (including depth and velocity), risks to structural safety and human life
- the economic viability, and
- the broader social impacts.
Activities covered under the home buy-back program include a property valuation, the purchasing of the property including associated conveyancing costs, demolition and disposal of material and appropriate site rehabilitation.
Owners of eligible properties for voluntary buy-back will receive an independent market valuation to determine a fair and reasonable purchase price.
If an agreement is reached, the property and land would be purchased by the local council and the building removed. The land would then be re-zoned into non-liveable uses, like open space or green corridors, and remains in the ownership of Council.
This program will be delivered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority in consultation with relevant local councils and the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.
Eligible Local Government Areas
- Balonne Shire Council
- Banana Shire Council
- Barcaldine Regional Council
- Barcoo Shire Council
- Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
- Boulia Shire Council
- Brisbane City Council
- Bundaberg Regional Council
- Carpentaria Shire Council
- Central Highlands Regional Council
- Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council
- City of Gold Coast
- Diamantina Shire Council
- Flinders Shire Council
- Fraser Coast Regional Council
- Gladstone Regional Council
- Goondiwindi Regional Council
- Gympie Regional Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Isaac Regional Council
- Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- Logan City Council
- Longreach Regional Council
- Maranoa Regional Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Murweh Shire Council
- Noosa Shire Council
- North Burnett Regional Council
- Redland City Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- South Burnett Regional Council
- Southern Downs Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast Regional Council
- Toowoomba Regional Council
- Western Downs Regional Council.
Register your interest
The Resilient Homes Fund program is now open. Eligible homeowners who are interested in any of these programs are encouraged to visit the Queensland Government Resilient Homes Fund website to register their interest.
Registrations will help us understand the number of people who require assistance, and the type of assistance they require.
The details provided will also inform the rollout of this significant and complex program, ensuring those who need funding the most – those most vulnerable in our communities – are prioritised.
Please visit the Queensland Government Resilient Homes Fund website to register your interest.
For enquiries about the Resilient Homes Fund:
Jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).