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The 2015–16 Community Resilience Fund (CRF), totalling $40 million, aims to support local governments to:

  • help local governments deliver key natural disaster infrastructure that is informed by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines Queensland Flood Mapping Study or a completed flood management study
  • fund essential disaster mitigation infrastructure that will support communities to build resilience to future natural disaster events
  • fund projects that protect existing essential public infrastructure
  • fund projects that safeguard residents in 'at risk' communities.

Outcomes of this program will be to protect existing essential public infrastructure, make Queensland communities more resilient in relation to natural disasters and reduce future expenditure on asset restoration.

Download the 2015–16 CRF Guidelines (PDF icon 267 KB) for further information.

Key dates

  • Applications closed - 10 September 2015


To date, 30 councils have been granted project funding under the CRF. They are:

Council name Project title Project description
Balonne Shire Council Bollon flood mitigation levee - Balonne highway - stage 2 Completion of design and construction of the western side section of the Bollon flood mitigation levee bank
Brisbane City Council Coorparoo Creek Park flood mitigation Redevelopment of the Coorparoo precinct to include the creation of a detention basin, upgrading local stormwater and culverts and the installation of a series of backflow devices
Brisbane City Council Backflow prevention devices - Jamieson Street, Bulimba Construction of two backflow prevention devices to protect 191 residential properties and one commercial property from river backflow flooding in the vicinity of Jamieson Street, Bulimba
Burdekin Shire Council Burdekin cyclone shelter fit-out Provision of equipment and infrastructure to ensure service capability, correct operation and functionality of Burdekin cyclone shelter
Cairns Regional Council Shaft Street pump station application Installation of a pump station at Shaft Street, Edmonton to prevent inundation of 100 residential properties
Carpentaria Shire Council Glenore Weir raising project Raise the Glenore Weir to ensure a safe and reliable water supply for communities within the region
Cloncurry Shire Council Cloncurry eastern township stormwater mitigation project Construction of bund walls, inlets pits, channel improvements and stormwater management infrastructure in and around Musgrave and McIlwraith Streets
Cook Shire Council Cooktown Community Events Centre cyclone shelter upgrades Project will include upgrades to an existing community hall/evacuation centre to bring it up to cyclone shelter standard
Diamantina Shire Council Overtaking opportunity Ch. 20.20 - 22.20 on Birdsville - Simpson Desert National Park Road Widen existing traffic lanes to 8m and seal approx. 2km of unsealed road to provide an overtaking opportunity on the Birdsville - Simpson Desert National Park Road
Fraser Coast Regional Council Hervey Bay Shoreline (Halcro St to Dayman Pk) management plan Construction of new revetment structures (e.g. rock walls) to enhance the resilience of essential public infrastructure from the impacts of tidal inundation and storm surge
Gladstone Regional Council Cedarvale Road, Boyne Valley reconstruction of floodway Reconstruction of concrete floodway bridging Degalgil Creek, Boyne Valley, the stabilization of unmade road approaches to floodway and the formalisation of table drain drainage to approaches ensuring drain off into Creek
Gladstone Regional Council Callide Crescent Storm water culvert replacement Excavation and removal of failed culvert concrete components, the construction of a new culvert system and the reconstruction of the road pavement, kerb and channel and drainage channel headwall at the system outlet
Gladstone Regional Council Installation of flap valves (flood gates) to Young Street culvert, Barney Point, Gladstone Installation and supply of five flap valves (flood gates) to the Young Street culvert, Barney Point
Gladstone Regional Council Mangrove Place - stormwater infrastructure Formalise an overland channel flow and installation of one-way non-return valves on existing twin 900 diameter stormwater outlets
Gold Coast City Council City wide priority fire trail network upgrade project Maintenance of the city’s existing fire trail network (358km) and the construction of up to 6km of new fire trail in strategically targeted locations on city managed lands
Gold Coast City Council Surf Street Mermaid Beach flood mitigation - final stage (Surf Street project) Installation of large pipes from Ruddar Canal, along Sovereign Drive, Heron Avenue (including under the Gold Coast Highway), Petrel Avenue, finishing in Seashell Avenue, Mermaid Beach to relieve over floor flooding for 23 properties within the Surf Street catchment
Gold Coast City Council Dowling Drive to Smith Street project flood mitigation - final stage Upgrade of existing drainage infrastructure in the Dowling Drive to Smith Street, Southport to provide flood immunity in stormwater events to 100% of the properties in Dowling Drive during Q100 wet weather events
Gympie Regional Council East Deep Creek Road flood resilience project Widening of East Deep Creek Road
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council Portland Road Upgrade: pavement, seal and culverts/causeways Project will include upgrade works to stormwater crossings and re-sheeting selected areas of Portland Road
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Laidley Flood mitigation works - drainage channel works and associated levee Construction of a drainage channel and associated levee bank works to assist in the protection of residential and commercial areas within Laidley
Longreach Regional Council Crossmoor Road Aramac Creek floodway upgrade Realignment of road and construction of a new crossing (approx. 600mm higher than the existing crossing) increasing the Floodway length by 40m and sealing of an adjacent minor channel
Maranoa Regional Council Roma flood mitigation project - clearing of Bungil Creek Undertake clearing works along 4.7km of Bungil Creek within the Roma town to minimize flood event impacts whilst maintaining the integrity of the creek bank and habitat
Maranoa Regional Council Maranoa small communities fire mitigation project Install fire containment lines around nine small towns and selected infrastructure in rural areas
Mareeba Shire Council Euluma Creek Road floodway project The construction of a new 100m long concrete floodway on Euluma Creek Road, Julatten
Mareeba Shire Council Tate River beef causeway upgrade To raise the height of the Tate causeway by 1.6m above the existing concrete base slab and widen to 4.5m width for the 252m length of the causeway
Mareeba Shire Council Upgrade of Koah Community Hall Upgrade the existing Koah Community Hall to allow for emergency accommodation during disaster scenarios
Mareeba Shire Council Mareeba Shire western beef causeways construction project Construction of nine small causeways on Mount Mulgrave Road, Mount Mulligan Road, Ootann Road and Torwood Road to improve connectivity and safety for cattle hauling road trains and protect gravel road pavement during and after heavy rainfall and cyclone disaster events
McKinlay Shire Council Building resilience and connectivity in McKinlay: Punchbowl Bridge replacement Construction of a new bridge over the Flinders River at Julia Creek
Moreton Bay Regional Council Beachmere Biggs Avenue seawall replacement Reconstruction of a degenerating seawall to increase the height and extent of the seawall
Moreton Bay Regional Council Coulthards Creek drainage channel upgrade Upgrade the capacity of the creek channel for a length of approximately 300m, widen the existing waterway area and the inclusion of a low flow concrete invert
Mornington Shire Council Mornington Shire Council - Gununa Jetty and barge landing re-development project - stage 1 Re-development of the Gununa Jetty and barge landing to include replacement of the existing timber jetty with a more robust (and possibly extended) concrete structure and the installation of a larger barge frame (causeway style ground-slab)
North Burnett Regional Council Biggenden Memorial Hall upgrade for disaster accommodation Upgrade the existing Biggenden Memorial Hall to allow for emergency accommodation during disaster scenarios
Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council Clump Point Road rock revetment wall Construction of 600m of rock revetment wall to protect vital infrastructure including power, sewer and water supply links between their point of origin and the main township of Palm Island
Redland City Council Billiau Road Mount Cotton fire trail replacement Replacement and resealing of Billiau Road to enable reliable and ongoing fire trail access for residents living in and around the Billiau Road area, Mt Cotton
Redland City Council Minjerribah fire mitigation project stage 1 Undertake bush fire mitigation through the establishment of new fire trails and environmental management in the indigenous Native Title areas of Existent Residential Occupancies (ERO) in the area of ‘One Mile’ and areas boarded by the townships of Dunwich and Amity. The project will collaborate on native title and significant sites to establish increased protection of life and property
Rockhampton Regional Council McLeod Park Drainage Scheme stage 2 Installation of approximately 1070m of drainage pipe in Simpson, Berserker and Leamington Streets to divert overland flow to the Moores Creek system
Rockhampton Regional Council Park Street Drainage Scheme stages 2B and 3 Installation of approximately 735m of drainage pipe in Glenmore Road and Park Street, Park Avenue to capture and convey stormwater to the Fitzroy River
Rockhampton Regional Council Thozets Creek and Frenchmans Creek road crossings debris deflectors Installation of collapsible handrails and reinforced concrete debris deflectors on two existing culvert structures to allow large floating debris to pass up and over the culvert structures during flooding
Scenic Rim Regional Council Upper Coomera Road culvert upgrade Replacement of an existing pipe culvert and floodway at Upper Coomera Road, Ferny Glen, at the Lahey Creek crossing
Scenic Rim Regional Council Bridge approaches improvement project Reconstruction of road approaches to five bridges on Council's unsealed gravel road network i.e. Wilbraham Bridge, Undullah; Addis Bridge, Rathdowney; Prout Bridge, Knapp Creek; Kingsley Bridge, Josephville and Mollenhagen Bridge, Illibah
South Burnett Regional Council Alford Street culvert replacement Upgrade of existing culverts to accommodate improved flood immunity to Alford St, Kingaroy swimming pool and other open space infrastructure in Memorial Park
Southern Downs Regional Council Fire trail construction and maintenance Construction and maintenance of new and existing Fire Trails in the Stanthorpe Region
Sunshine Coast Regional Council Sunshine Coast fire trail construction and upgrade project Construction and upgrade of key fire trails in Mountain Creek Conservation Area (Mountain Creek) and Bobbie Sattler Nature Refuge (Meridan Plains)
Tablelands Regional Council Millstream Estate flood mitigation project Extension of drainage infrastructure capacity in the Western View Crescent area of Millstream Estate
Toowoomba Regional Council Cattle Creek Cecil Plains - Moonie Road crossing upgrade Installation of reinforced concrete box culverts (RCBC) causeway to enhance flood resilience and reliability of this critical connection for industry and the community
Toowoomba Regional Council Bushfire alert siren to enable timely evacuation of residents Installation of a mass bushfire notification device (siren) to alert Millmerran residents (highly timbered area) of an early bushfire evacuation warning
Toowoomba Regional Council Lorrimer Street Oakey Creek crossing upgrade Upgrade the existing floodway with a multi-cell RCBC concrete causeway
Townsville City Council Identifying and addressing bushfire mitigation risk priorities in Townsville LGA Installation of firebreaks on priority council land around Townsville

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