RACQ Get Ready Queensland is an initiative to build the state's resilience to deal with natural disasters. It aims to make Queensland Australia's most disaster resilient state.
Resilience is more than being prepared; it's changing our thinking to accept that extreme weather is a part of our lives.
The State Government is determined to help all Queenslanders achieve this in partnership with local councils.
In 2015-2016 $2 million has been committed in grants to local governments to encourage local community participation in preparedness and resilience building.
A major focus for the statewide program is RACQ Get Ready Week (12-18 October 2015) and RACQ Get Ready Queensland Day (18 October 2015).
RACQ Get Ready Week is an opportunity for the community to commit to actions across all areas, to develop public-private partnerships and to showcase innovation and capability from these partnerships.
RACQ Get Ready Day is an opportunity to focus minds and efforts on achieving resilience-building activities from the ground up.
Grants to councils, as part of the RACQ Get Ready Queensland resilience initiative, will facilitate activities that will make a real difference to resilience in local communities. These activities should encourage:
- greater community connectedness
- an understanding of risk and vulnerability within the community and at an individual level
- planning and procedural preparation, or
- availability of local resources.
Funding for local government will help facilitate local-driven events and initiatives that focus on the individual and community aspects of preparedness and resilience that involve local people offering the best opportunity for the community to be inspired into action.
RACQ Get Ready Queensland logo
Grant recipients are reminded that it is a condition of grant funding that the RACQ Get Ready Queensland logo is placed in a prominent position on relevant promotional material including:
- brochures and fact sheets
- event invitations
Forms and guidelines
- 2015-16 RACQ Get Ready Queensland plan of activities template ( 1.6 MB)
- The RACQ Get Ready Queensland 2015-16 grant funding guidelines ( 178 KB)
- 2015-16 RACQ Get Ready Queensland certificate of expenditure form ( 188 KB).
For more information
For more information about RACQ Get Ready Queensland, contact the department on:
Northern Region - Phone: 07 4758 3421
Southern Region - Phone: 07 3452 6762
Alternatively view the RACQ Get Ready website.