Community and Recreational Assets Recovery and Resilience Program
The Community and Recreational Assets Recovery and Resilience Program is a $45 million jointly funded Australian and Queensland Government initiative to assist in the clean-up and repair of community and recreational assets damaged by the extraordinary disaster events of financial year (FY) 2021-22.
The program supports local governments and eligible not-for-profit sport and active recreation organisations in the 37 Queensland local government areas (LGAs) affected by extraordinary weather events, including:
- 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 2022 to onwards.
To better understand the extent of the damage of these devastating events, we are opening an expressions of interest (EOI) process to target funding allocation and accelerate the recovery of those communities impacted the most.
|EOI submissions open||13 June 2022|
|EOI submissions close||5pm (AEST) 8 July 2022|
|Stage 2 commences||July 2022|
|Preliminary sites/projects identified||19 August 2022|
|Project/s completed||30 June 2024|
|Project/s acquitted and reports submitted||31 August 2024|
A total of up to $45 million in funding is available under this program, that will:
- assist local governments and not-for-profit sport and active recreation associations to clean-up and/or repair, or build resilience of eligible community and recreational assets and facilities that have been damaged by the extraordinary disaster events of FY 2021-22 and are considered ineligible for Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) Category B funding
- support the repair or replacement of disaster impacted community assets and facilities that are that are inadequately insured, uninsured, or not able to be insured due to the location of the asset
- assist in local recovery efforts by resuming service delivery to the community, contributing to the restoration of social and community networks, community recovery and relieving distress caused by the extraordinary events.
Repair and replacement are a priority under this program and resilience and mitigation, and/or betterment works are subject to available budget.
Who can apply
The EOI will allow submissions from not-for-profit sport and active recreation organisations, as well as local governments (seeking to manage projects/s as the asset owner/manager, on behalf of a not-for-profit sport and active recreation organisation).
Eligible not-for-profit sport and active recreation organisations can only submit one (1) EOI per damaged asset. For eligible multi-site organisations a separate EOI must be submitted for each damaged asset.
Local governments can submit for multiple damaged assets on a single EOI form.
We may consult directly with impacted not-for-profit organisations and local governments, which may occur prior to the EOI closing date.
Prioritisation of available funding across local government and not-for-profit projects will be undertaken collaboratively by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and the department as part of Stage 2 and moderation process.
Eligible local government applicants are those that:
- own or operate community and recreational assets located in a local government area activated for an eligible extraordinary event
- can demonstrate the asset has been directly impacted or damaged by the eligible event
- the asset is ineligible under DRFA Category B
- have limited or no insurance to cover the works.
Not for Profit sport and active recreation organisations
Eligible not-for-profit sport and active recreation organisations are those that:
- are an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, with sport or active recreation as its primary objective
- manages sport or recreational assets that have been directly damaged by one of the eligible events, and are located within a LGA that is activated for the event
- have the legal right to conduct works on the damaged asset
- have limited or no insurance to cover the works on the damaged asset.
Local governments may manage projects/s on behalf of a not-for-profit sport and recreation organisation as the asset owner/manager.
This program is split into 2 stages. An EOI process will be undertaken, to close on 8 July 2022. Eligible organisations that do not submit an EOI by the closing date will not be invited to submit an application under Stage 2 and will not be considered for funding under this program.
Stage 1: Expression of interest
An EOI must be submitted to us to be invited to be considered for funding under Stage 2 of this program. Your organisation’s EOI must outline the damage received under this declared event, as well as requirements for funding. EOI’s will be submitted via our online grants system. Organisations must complete this step in order to be considered for progression to Stage 2.
Local governments may lodge for multiple assets under one EOI. The EOI requires details of each proposed project, including:
- project name and description
- accurate project location
- description of event damage to the eligible asset/facility
- post-disaster photographs of the event damage to the asset (preferably JPEG format and geo-tagged)
- description of proposed works required to clean up, repair or replace the asset to pre-disaster function and resume service delivery to the community and, where seeking to build resilience of the asset, the corresponding description of works to increase the resilience of the asset to future flood events
- cost estimate or quotation for the proposed works
- details of other support sought or received under other Category C/D DRFA grant programs, or through insurance.
- the applicant’s project priority – if lodging multiple project EOIs.
We will review the EOI against the objectives and eligibility criteria and may undertake site damage assessments to validate the EOI. We will advise eligible applicants of projects identified to progress to detailed application and negotiation stage, and any associated process.
Stage 2: Detailed submission
To progress to this stage, organisations must have:
- submitted a completed EOI before the closing date
- met all eligibility requirements under the ‘Who Can Apply’ section above.
Where the above are met, we will invite your organisation to submit an application for funding under Stage 2. Further details and information will be required as part of Stage 2. We will advise of the application requirements if your organisation is invited to participate in Stage 2.
How to apply
Online expression of interest
- Check if your organisation is eligible.
- Log in or create an Enquire applicant portal account.
- Complete the online EOI.
- Submit the EOI.
Step 1: Check eligibility
Read the ‘Who Can Apply’ section above to determine if your organisation is eligible for this EOI.
Step 2: Log in or create an Enquire applicant portal account
- You may not be able to complete an EOI from a tablet or smartphone that uses a mobile operating system like iOS or Android. The Enquire grants system requires a desktop operating system such as Windows or Mac OS.
- An up-to-date web browser is recommended e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.
- An up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended.
How to use the Enquire system
Sport and Recreation is upgrading the Grant Registration Portal (GRP) to enhance our grants management system (Enquire), making it faster and easier to use, ensuring ongoing security of all information and speeding up payments.
- If you have an ‘Enquire’ account for your organisation and know the login details (username and password) please apply online.
- If this is the first time your organisation has registered for ‘Enquire’, you will need to create an applicant portal account.
- complete the required information, including:
- your details and the organisation’s details
- agreeing to the terms and conditions
- activate the account by clicking on the link sent to the registered email. If you do not receive the activation link, email SR_Info@dtis.qld.gov.au.
- If you have an ‘Enquire’ account for your organisation but have forgotten the login details (username and password), select the ‘Forgot your password?’ link under the log in area of Enquire.
- Enter the email address associated with your account and select ‘Continue’.
- An email will be sent to your email address with your user ID and temporary password. You will be prompted to change this password the next time you log in.
- If you have an ‘Enquire’ account for your organisation and would like to register a new person (e.g. new employee or committee member) to access the organisation’s account, please email SR_Info@dtis.qld.gov.au.
Step 3: Complete the online EOI
- Read the instructions on this page carefully.
- Enter the required organisation information into Enquire.
- Complete the EOI, including:
- Downloading and completing any attachments
- Attaching photographic evidence where requested
- If you’d like to pause your EOI, simply click ‘Save’ at any time and you can return to it later by logging back into your account.
Step 4: Submit the EOI
- Only submit the EOI once it is fully complete. Once ‘submitted’, an EOI cannot be retrieved or edited.
- Applicants accept the Community and Recreational Assests Recovery and Resilience Program terms and conditions when submitting their online EOI form.
- All EOIs must be submitted before 5:00 pm (AEST) on 8 July 2022.
Checking your submitted EOI
You can check the status of your EOI by logging into Enquire. You can log in to your applicant portal account (current user) and go to the ‘My Applications’ section.
If your EOI is eligible
Organisations that meet the eligibility criteria and submit the EOI before the closing date may progress to Stage 2 where a detailed application process would be initiated.
Queensland local government areas (LGAs)
List of LGAs activated under the above extraordinary events FY 2021-22:
- 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 Highland Regional Council
- Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire
- Diamantina Shire Council
- Flinders Shire Council
- Fraser Coast Regional Council
- Gladstone Regional Council
- Gold Coast City 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
- 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