Queensland Government EOI: Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2021-22

Status: Ongoing

Region: Queensland wide

Amount: Varies

Details:

The Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF) helps communities, mitigate and manage the risks associated with natural disasters.

The QRRRF is funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments as part of its five-year National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction.

A total of $19.1 million is currently available, with the Queensland Government contributing $8.3 million while the Commonwealth Government is contributing $10.8 million to the 2021-22 round of the QRRRF.

The Commonwealth component includes the $6 million Managing Disaster Risk Fund, which is available to the 14 local government areas hardest hit by the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon Trough.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the $19.1 million fund close on 18 February 2022.

Further information for applicants, including instructions on how to apply can be found in the 2021-22 Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Funding Guidelines.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Local government bodies constituted under the Local Government Act 2009; or the City of Brisbane Act 2010, and the Weipa Town Authority
  • Regional Organisations of Councils
  • Regional Natural Resource Management bodies
  • River Improvement Trusts (constituted under the River Improvement Trust Act 1940)
  • Water authorities and local water boards (Category 2 only)
  • Queensland Government departments and agencies and Government Owned Corporations
  • Incorporated non-government organisations (including volunteer groups)
  • Not-for-profit organisations, including universities.

Objectives

The objective of this funding is to deliver projects that make Queensland communities and infrastructure more resilient to disasters by:

  1. reducing the risk and limiting the impact of disasters associated with natural hazards
  2. improving understanding of disaster risk and disaster risk planning.

Some policies relevant in the design and delivery of this funding are:

To achieve more disaster resilient communities applicants should consider outcomes that:

  • are cost effective and evidence based
  • address state-risk priorities such as those identified in the Queensland State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment.

For more information: https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/qrrrf