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The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

The department has a new streamlined process for administering three programs relating to natural disaster mitigation projects, community resilience and local government key infrastructure

Community Resilience Fund (CRF)

The aim of the CRF is to make Queensland communities more resilient to natural disasters, and reduce future expenditure on asset restoration by funding projects that:

  • align with the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience, delivering essential disaster mitigation infrastructure
  • protect existing essential public infrastructure identified as at risk from natural disasters
  • safeguard residents from the impacts of disasters in identified 'at risk' communities
  • deliver key cyclone and flood mitigation infrastructure
  • reduce the risk to Queensland communities of bushfires and other natural hazards
  • build partnerships between sectors, and encourage a regional and catchment area approach to mitigation and resilience
  • support communities adapt to the impacts of climate change, thereby reducing the costs of recovery from flood, cyclone and other natural disaster events.

Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP)

The aim of the LGGSP is to support local governments to deliver key infrastructure projects that:

  • meet community needs, contributing to sustainable and liveable communities
  • align with state, regional and local government infrastructure priorities
  • support economic growth, innovation and community development, increasing local job creation and training opportunities
  • contribute to building safe, caring and connected communities, enhancing access to infrastructure and services
  • protect public health
  • provide efficient and cost-effective outcomes through a regional, collaborative approach.

Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP)

The aim of the NDRP is to reduce Queensland communities' vulnerability to natural hazards and build community resilience by:

  • mitigating against, or building resilience to, Queensland's highest natural hazard risks as identified in the 2012 statewide Natural Hazard Risk Assessment:
    • flooding (including flash flooding)
    • tropical cyclone winds and storm surge
    • thunderstorm wind gusts, downbursts and tornadoes
    • hail storms
    • bushfires
    • landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis
  • reducing the risk to Queensland communities of bushfires
  • providing support to emergency management volunteers
  • enhancing community preparedness for natural events through community education and awareness training
  • building partnerships between sectors and encouraging a regional and catchment area approach to mitigation and resilience
  • contributing towards the action themes of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience February 2011.

Key dates

  • Applications opened on: Friday, 9 September 2016
  • Applications closed on: Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Forms and resources

Contact information

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone:
    • Northern region: 07 4758 3420
    • Southern region: 07 3452 6762
    • Brisbane office: 07 3452 6725