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Resilient Homes Fund

Queensland homeowners who experienced damage to their residential property as a result of flooding in 2021–22 can now register their interest for the $741 million Resilient Homes Fund.

The Resilient Homes Fund was developed following the 2021–22 disaster season and applies to directly flood-affected residential properties within 37 local government areas activated for Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for the following events:

  • central, southern, and western Queensland rainfall and flooding – 10 November to 3 December 2021
  • ex-tropical cyclone Seth – 29 December 2021 to 10 January 2022
  • south-east Queensland rainfall and flooding – 22 February to 7 March.

Funding will be used to repair, retrofit, raise or buy-back eligible properties. The program recognises there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Different options for homeowners will be considered on a case-by-case basis, which will be specific to their level of flood damage, future flood risk and property type.

Resilient home rebuild program

Funding to homeowners to repair or retrofit their homes to incorporate flood resilient design and materials in liveable rooms or areas within the Defined Flood Level, as defined by the relevant local government or the observed peak flood level from flood events since 2010–2011.

Home-raising program

Funding to homeowners to raise their home to reduce the impacts of future flood events by elevating liveable rooms or areas of the dwelling above the Defined Flood Level, as defined by the relevant local government. This may also include moving the home on the same parcel of land—for example, moving it to higher ground.

Voluntary home buy-back program

Funding to local governments for the voluntary buy-back of homes, where it is determined that repair, retrofitting or raising is not suitable. Buy-backs will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration a range of factors including frequency of flooding, severity of flooding, risks to structural safety and human life and broader social impacts.

Eligible local government areas

  • Balonne Shire Council
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Barcaldine Regional Council
  • Barcoo Shire Council
  • Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • Diamantina Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Goondiwindi Regional Council
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Longreach Regional Council
  • Maranoa Regional Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Murweh Shire Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • North Burnett Regional Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • South Burnett Regional Council
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Western Downs Regional Council.

Register your interest

Register your interest in seeking assistance.

Status

Detailed guidelines and eligibility criteria are being finalised. Further information is expected to be available in the coming weeks.

Questions and answers

Need help? Read detailed information (PDF, 257 KB) about the Resilient Homes Fund.

Administering agencies

  • Department of Energy and Public Works (DEPW) – Retrofitting and house raising
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) – Voluntary property buy-backs, in consultation with local governments and the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

Funding

Jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

More information

For enquiries about the Resilient Homes Fund:

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