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    Disaster relief and response

    Get Ready Queensland

    Get Ready Queensland is about building our resilience to deal with the extreme weather and natural disasters that are a part of living in our state. Its aim is to make Queensland Australia’s most disaster resilient state.

    Read more about this initiative.

    Preparing for a disaster

    Find out more about how to prepare for a disaster:

    Recovering after a disaster

    Learn more about recovering after a disaster:

    The Queensland Betterment Fund

    This initiative is supported by the Commonwealth Government as part of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

    On 28 February 2013, the Commonwealth approved funding of $40 million, matching the Queensland Government’s $40 million to create the current $80 million Betterment Fund.

    The intent of this fund is to increase the resilience of Queensland communities to natural disasters, while at the same time reducing future expenditure on asset restoration, reducing incidents, injuries and fatalities during and after natural disasters, and improving asset utility during and after natural disasters.

    The betterment framework allows local councils to restore or replace essential public assets damaged by Tropical Cyclone Oswald to a more disaster-resilient standard than their pre-disaster standard.

    The Queensland Betterment Fund is managed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

    Read more about the Authority.

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    Last updated:
    8 February, 2018
    Last reviewed:
    8 February, 2018