$119 million flood recovery package for northern and central Queensland

A new $119.1 million recovery and resilience package will be jointly funded by the Albanese and Miles Governments to help communities impacted by the prolonged 2023 monsoonal floods experienced across northern and central Queensland with long-term recovery.

The package will build upon previous assistance, and will support infrastructure reconstruction and long-term community, economic and environmental recovery.

The $119.1 million exceptional circumstances DRFA funding includes:

$100 million Betterment Fund:

  • Available to all 45 local government areas that were disaster declared at the time, and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to improve the resilience of essential public assets like roads and bridges damaged as a direct result of the monsoon and flooding event.

A full list of impacted regions is available here: Activations | Queensland Reconstruction Authority (qra.qld.gov.au)

For more information please visit the full media statement here.