Flood Damage DRFA 2021
The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) is a jointly funded program between the Australian Government and state and territory (state) governments, through which the Australian Government provides financial assistance to support state governments with disaster recovery costs.
In response to the disaster, assistance has been activated for the area formally defined as: “Communities within Far North and North West Queensland affected by TC Imogen and Associated Low Pressure System, 2 – 12 January 2021”.
Council has submitted the below work packages to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA). Each package is named after the dominant arterial road in the package but Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) works will be undertaken on lower order roads associated with each package, if works have been identified.
The works are within the northern district of the Charters Towers Regional Council area, which is the most heavily impacted area from the event.
The project is estimated to be $60M, however all submissions are subject to approval by the Queensland Reconstruction Agency (QRA).
For the location of works please view the live map.
For further information relating to the project please phone Council on (07) 4761 5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Which Councillor's portfolio does the project belong to?
Councillor Bernie Robertson - Roads
Emergent Works - January to April 2021
Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA) Data Collection - February 2021
Proposed 17 submissions and 17 work packages
Restoration works to commence - November 2021
Construction completion - 30 March 2023
Program completion - 30 June 2023
Program close out - 30 September 2023
The DRFA is a joint funding initiative of the Australian and state governments to provide disaster relief and recovery payments and infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of natural disasters and terrorist acts. In Queensland, this program is managed on a whole-of-government basis by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA).
A natural disaster or terrorist act for which:
- a coordinated multi-agency response was required; and
- state expenditure exceeds the Commonwealth’s small disaster criterion, which is set at $240,000 for the 2020-21 financial year
In Queensland, the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services is responsible for activating the DRFA. The DRFA activation relies on the damage, loss and personal hardship information provided by state agencies and local governments.
Whilst awaiting flood damage works, if there is a safety issue within the roadway, you can lodge a customer request for the Council maintenance team to assess and undertake specific safety repair works where required.
|Works Package (WP)||Status||Update|
|WP01: Valley of Lagoons||8%||
Construction to recommence after the completion of WP03 Mount Fox.
|WP02: Conjuboy Craiglee||0%||
Estimated start date 15 August 2022 following WP07 Gregory Springs.
|WP03: Mount Fox||10%||
|WP04: Jessie Springs||0%||Estimated start date 11 May 2022 following WP09 Dotswood.|
|WP05: Hillgrove Niall||100%||Construction works physically complete.|
|WP06: Ewan Laroona||14%||
|WP07: Gregory Springs||0%||
Production of material has commenced. Delay to supply of critcal parts due to Southeast Qld flooding event.
|WP08: Fletchervale||100%||Construction works physically complete.|
|WP09: Dotswood||45%||Water and gravel sourcing issues in addition to Covid-19 has delayed the package.|
|WP11: Longton Yarrowmere||0%||Estimated start date 18 August 2022.|
|WP12: Helenslee||0%||Estimated start date 29 August 2022.|
|WP13: Lornesleigh||0%||Estimated start date 4 July 2022.|
|WP14: Burdekin Falls||0%||Estimated start date 31 August 2022.|
|WP15: Lake Buchanan||0%||Estimated start date 18 August 2022.|
|WP16: Scartwater||0%||Estimated start date 20 June 2022.|
|WP17: Environs||0%||QRA approval received.|
|WP18: Laronna||0%||Estimated start date 25 July 2022.|
|WP19: Bridges||0%||Submitted to QRA for approval.|