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    2009 Victorian Bushfires update
    On 31 July 2010 the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission (VBRC) handed down its Final Report (Final Report). The Report makes 67 recommendations in the areas of Bushfire Safety Policy; Emergency and Incident Management; Fireground Response; Electricity caused fires; Deliberately lit fires; Planning and Building; Land and fuel management; Organisational Structure; Research and evaluation, monitorin

    Bureau of Meteorology briefing
    Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Regional Director Mr Jim Davidson briefed Cabinet on the Queensland summer weather forecast. Mr Davidson said that Queensland could experience up to six cyclones over summer and well above average rainfalls. Mr Davidson said that historically Queensland could expect an average of four cyclones a season in the Coral Sea. While the number could be potentially higher, the

    Declaration of the township of Grantham as a reconstruction area
    The purpose of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Regulation 2011 is to declare the Grantham area a reconstruction area to facilitate effective and timely rebuilding following severe damage to the region in January’s extreme weather events. As a result of the devastating flash flooding in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, and then the flooding in Brisbane and Ipswich in January 2011, the Qu

    second submission to commission of inquiry 2010-2011 flood events
    Following the flooding events of December 2010 and January 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry was established to consider flood preparedness, planning and responses. The Commission was directed to provide an interim report by 1 August 2011 containing recommendations relating to flood preparedness for the 2011/2012 wet season. The Commission was also directed to provide a final repo

    Qld Government response to the Qld Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report
    On 1 August 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry released its Interim Report. The Commission undertook a comprehensive review of Queensland’s disaster management arrangements and the emergency response to the floods. The Report focused on flood preparedness to enable early recommendations to be implemented before the next wet season. The Report made 175 recommendations, 104 of which a

    Qld Reconstruction Authority Amendment Regulation 2011
    The purpose of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Amendment Regulation 2011 is to enable the Development Scheme for the Grantham Reconstruction Area to take effect. On 8 April 2011, to support the request of the Council and to fast-track the rebuilding efforts at Grantham, Grantham was declared a Reconstruction Area by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Regulation 2011. The declaratio

    Queensland Reconstruction Authority Bill 2011
    Queensland experienced significant and widespread flooding over large areas of the State during December 2010 and January 2011, culminating in approximately 70% of the State being subject to disaster area declarations affecting 60% of Queensland’s population. Tropical Cyclone Yasi crossed the Queensland coast as a category 5 severe tropical cyclone on 2 February 2011 and moved inland on 3 Februar

    Govt submission on flood events to Commission of Inquiry
    Following the flooding events of December 2010 and January 2011, a Commission of Inquiry was established on 17 January 2011 by the Governor in Council. The Commission was established with Justice Catherine Holmes appointed as Commissioner and Mr Jim O’Sullivan AC and Mr Phil Cummins appointed as deputies. The Commission will provide an interim report by 1 August 2011 containing recommendations t

    Disaster Readiness Update - November 2011
    On 17 January 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry was established to examine Queensland’s flooding disaster of 2010-11. On 1 August 2011, the Commission released the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report (the Interim Report). The Interim Report made 175 recommendations, of which 105 apply to the Queensland Government, 60 apply to local government and six apply to the

    Disaster Readiness Amendment Bill 2011
    On 1 August 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry released its Interim Report, which made 175 recommendations focused on flood preparedness before the next wet season. On 23 August 2011, the Premier and Minister for Reconstruction released the Queensland Government Response to the Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report, which supported all recommendations relevant to the State G

    Bureau of Meteorology Presentation on the Seasonal Outlook for Queensland
    Cabinet was given a presentation on the seasonal weather outlook by Mr Bruce Gunn and Mr Jim Davidson from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). The BoM briefing included: La Niña indicators much weaker than at this point in 2010. A borderline neutral/La Niña summer is less favourable for widespread above median rain than last year’s rain. An above average 2011-12 fire season over much of Queensland

    Floods Comm of Inquiry Interim report implementation progress Sep11
    On 1 August 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry released its Interim Report which focused on flood preparedness to enable early recommendations to be implemented before the next wet season. On 23 August 2011, the Premier and Minister for Reconstruction released the Queensland Government Response to the Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report, which supported all recommendations r

    Summer Disaster Readiness 2012-13
    It has been almost two years since Queensland experienced its summer of disasters. Based on the lessons learned from that time, preparation for the wet season commenced well in advance of the summer period. All departments have been undertaking disaster preparedness activities across the four major disaster management phases of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Cabinet considered Qu

    Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry - Implementation Progress as at 31 August 2012
    On 16 March 2012, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry (the Commission) delivered its Final Report into the 2010-11 floods. The Final Report contains 177 recommendations covering a broad range of matters relating to the 2010-11 floods, including the management of Wivenhoe Dam during the flood event, floodplain management, land use planning, performance of private insurers, management of ab

    Bureau of Meteorology Briefing
    Cabinet was given a presentation on the seasonal weather outlook by Mr Rob Webb from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). The BoM briefing included: General conditions indicate neutral conditions bordering on El Nino. Generally expect a typical wet season. Return to normal thunderstorm season – more hail and wind storms in South East Queensland compared with previous two years. Expect typical perio

    Ministerial Advisory Council for Flood Mitigation
    A flood mitigation manual sets out the objectives and operational procedures for a flood mitigation dam during a flood event. The Final Report of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry (the Commission) recommended that the Queensland Government should amend the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 to designate the Minister as the person who must approve a flood mitigation manual (Re

    Qld Floods Commission of Inquiry implementation progress 28 February 2013
    On 16 March 2012, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry delivered its Final Report into the 2010-11 floods. The Final Report contains 177 recommendations covering a broad range of matters relating to the 2010-11 floods, including the management of Wivenhoe Dam during the flood event, floodplain management, land use planning, performance of private insurers, management of abandoned and opera

    Inter-Governmental Agreement on National Drought Program Reform
    A review of the National Drought Program (NDP) has been underway since 2008. The Commonwealth and State and Territory Ministers for agricultures’ Standing Council on Primary Industries (SCoPI) are leading the reform process. SCoPI has endorsed policy principles to guide the development of a new program to help farmers move from ‘crisis’ management to ‘risk’ management. A new NDP aims to improve

    Qld Floods Commission of Inquiry Implementation Update Aug13
    On 16 March 2012, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry delivered its Final Report into the 2010-11 floods. The Final Report contains 177 recommendations covering a broad range of matters relating to the 2010-11 floods, including the management of Wivenhoe Dam during the flood event, floodplain management, land use planning, performance of private insurers, management of abandoned and opera

    Summer Disaster Readiness 2013-14
    Following the 2011 summer of disasters and the 2013 ex Tropical Cyclone (TC) Oswald flooding events there have been significant learnings for disaster management in Queensland and, as a result, preparation for the wet season has commenced well in advance of the summer period. The Queensland Government is taking steps to ensure that the consequences of disaster events will be reduced and, for those

    Qld Reconstruction Authority Bill 2013
    In January 2013, ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald and an associated monsoon trough passed over parts of Queensland and New South Wales over a number of days, causing widespread impact including severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes. Following these disasters, the recovery and reconstruction of affected communities is an immediate priority. However, there will also be a strong focus on building Queensla

    Amendments to the Nature Conservation Act 1992
    Severe drought and extensive wildfire across much of western and northern Queensland in early 2013 has resulted in the loss of fodder and extreme hardship for many graziers. Drought declarations are in place for 13 local government areas covering about a third of the state. In addition to a range of drought relief measures already available to affected graziers, the Queensland Government is lookin

    2013 Drought Assistance Package
    Northern and western Queensland is currently experiencing very dry conditions. These conditions led to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry declaring drought in the council areas of Etheridge, Croydon, Carpentaria, Burke, Doomadgee, Cloncurry, McKinlay, Flinders, Boulia, Diamantina, Murweh and Paroo, effective 1 April 2013. This is equivalent to one third of Queensland’s land area.

    Response to Private Members Bill Criminal Code Looting in Declared Areas
    The Member for Yeerongpilly introduced the Criminal Code (Looting in Declared Areas) Amendment Bill 2013 as a Private Member’s Bill in March 2013. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill indicate that the primary objective of the Bill is to amend Queensland’s Criminal Code to insert new item 13A (Stealing by looting in a declared area) into existing section 398, which sets the punishment regime for the

    North Pine Dam Optimisation Study draft report - public consultation
    The North Pine Dam Optimisation Study implements recommendations of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry. The optimisation study identified and assessed potential improvements to the operation of the existing dam infrastructure. The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback on the report. Cabinet approved the release of the North Pine Dam Optimisation Study Report for public

    Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience
    The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience has been developed by the Queensland Government to define resilience and to provide strategic direction to achieve the government’s vision for resilience across all sectors: community, economy, natural environment and the built environment. Cabinet endorsed the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience and approved the strategy for official release

    Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams Optimisation Study Stage 1 draft report - public consultation
    The Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams Optimisation Study implements recommendations of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry. The optimisation study identified and assessed potential improvements to the operation of the existing dam infrastructure. The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback on the report. Cabinet approved the release of the Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam Optimisation S

    Appointment of the QRAA Board
    QRAA is a statutory authority established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994. Its main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes assistance schemes under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (for example cyclone and flood recovery schemes) and

    Tropical Cyclone Marcia Recovery Progress Report April 2015
    The destructive winds, heavy rainfall and flood events of Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia (TC Marcia), which crossed the Queensland coast on 20 February 2015, have had a catastrophic effect on many Queensland communities. The scale and scope of damage from TC Marcia has seen the activation of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) in 19 local government areas. The monthly rep

    Appointments to Queensland Reconstruction Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows. to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority; to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about: priorities for community infrastructure, other pro

    Tropical Cyclone Marcia Recovery Progress Report December 2015 Report
    The destructive winds, heavy rainfall and flood events of Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia (TC Marcia), which crossed the Queensland coast on 20 February 2015, have had a catastrophic effect on many Queensland communities. The scale and scope of damage from TC Marcia has seen the activation of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) in 19 local government areas. The reports on

    Appointments to Queensland Reconstruction Authority Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows: to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority; to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about: priorities for community infrastructure, other pro

    Tropical Cyclone Marcia Recovery Monthly Progress Report June 2015
    The destructive winds, heavy rainfall and flood events of Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia (TC Marcia), which crossed the Queensland coast on 20 February 2015, have had a catastrophic effect on many Queensland communities. The scale and scope of damage from TC Marcia has seen the activation of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) in 19 local government areas. The monthly re

    Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia Recovery Plan
    Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia (TC Marcia) crossed the Queensland coast near Shoalwater Bay, north of Yeppoon as a Category 5 cyclone at approximately 8.00 am on the morning of Friday, 20 February 2015. The cyclone moved in a southerly direction, weakening and impacting many communities within its path. The scale and scope of damage as a result of TC Marcia saw the activation of the Natural Disas

    Tropical Cyclone Marcia Recovery Planning
    The destructive winds, heavy rainfall and flood events of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Marcia have had a catastrophic effect on many Queensland communities, with the most severe impacts centred on Rockhampton, Biloela and Yeppoon. The scale and scope of damage as a result of TC Marcia has seen the activation of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements in the local government areas of Rockha

    Grantham Commission of Inquiry
    There have been public calls from Grantham residents and the Mayor of the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Steve Jones AM, for a new inquiry into the flooding of the Lockyer Creek between Helidon and Grantham on 10 January 2011. A Commission of Inquiry will be established into the flooding of the Lockyer Creek between Helidon and Grantham on 10 January 2011. The focus of the Commission of Inquiry

    Tropical Cyclone Marcia Recovery Monthly Progress Report May 2015
    The destructive winds, heavy rainfall and flood events of Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia (TC Marcia), which crossed the Queensland coast on 20 February 2015, have had a catastrophic effect on many Queensland communities. The scale and scope of damage from TC Marcia has seen the activation of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) in 19 local government areas. The monthly rep

    Report from the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry
    The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry (COI) was established on 11 May 2015 focusing on the impact of the Grantham quarry and any man-made or natural features, on the flooding of Grantham on 10 January 2011. The COI made findings against five specific terms of reference: The flooding of the Lockyer Creek between Helidon and Grantham on 10 January 2011 with specific reference to any natural or

    Appointments to QRAA Board
    QRAA is a statutory body established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994. QRAA’s main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes assistance schemes under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (for example cyclone and flood recovery schemes) and the

    Bundaberg Flood Scoping Study
    After ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald devastated the Bundaberg Region in January 2013, Bundaberg Regional Council (the Council) established the Burnett River Floodplain Action Plan Community Reference Group to develop the Burnett River Floodplain Action Plan. The Council engaged international services provider GHD who undertook an analysis of the Reference Group’s final report and identified measures/o

    Implementation Update on the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Recommendations
    The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry was established on 17 January 2011 with broad-ranging powers to investigate the 2010-2011 floods. The Final Report was provided on 16 March 2012, from which 177 recommendations were made, with 123 within State responsibilities. As of October 2015, 117 recommendations within state responsibilities had been completed, with six recommendations remaining. Th

    Independent review of Moreton Bay Rail project flood event
    In May 2015, South East Queensland experienced an extreme weather event with some communities, including those within the Moreton Bay Rail (MBR) project area, receiving in excess of 300 millimetres of rain within three hours. The Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade announced on 5 May 2015 an immediate independent

    Appointment of a Member of the Queensland Reconstruction Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows. to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority; to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about: priorities for community infrastructure, other pro

    Summer Season Disaster Readiness 2016-17
    Prior to and during the summer season, the Government ensures they are prepared to support the community and continue to deliver government services in times of natural disaster. The preparatory work undertaken by Government agencies has been informed by reviews of recent natural disasters. The Queensland Government readiness and preparedness for the summer seasons aims to ensure consistent servic

    Water Legislation (Dam Safety) Amendment Bill 2016
    The Inspector-General of Emergency Management (IGEM) undertook a review into SunWater and Seqwater’s Warnings Communications at the request of the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply. One of the recommendations of the review was that the legislation and guidelines should be reviewed to ensure consistency and define key terms. The Water Le

    Overview of impacts of Tropical Cyclone Debbie
    Tropical Cyclone Debbie (TC Debbie) reached Category 4 severity and crossed the Queensland Coast at Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach on Tuesday 28 March 2017. After being downgraded to a tropical low, the weather system continued to deliver significant rainfall and destructive winds across South Queensland through Wednesday 29 March and Thursday 30 March 2017. The impacts of TC Debbie have affect

    Government response to Agriculture and Environment Committee Report No 29 Review of Drought Relief Assistance Scheme
    The Agriculture and Environment Committee has undertaken a review of the Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) in accordance with its public accounts responsibilities under the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001. On 3 January 2017, the Committee tabled its report with five recommendations for the Government. The Committee recommended that the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries develop an upd

    Brisbane River Catchment Flood Studies - Flood Study public release
    The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Final Report, released in March 2012, recommended a comprehensive flood study of the Brisbane River catchment to assess the probability, extent and characteristics of different floods across the floodplain. The Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study (the Flood Study) will provide a greater understanding of the Brisbane River’s behaviour across four council

    Overview of State Recovery Plan 2017-19 Operation Queensland Recovery
    Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC) Debbie reached Category 4 severity and crossed the Queensland coast at Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach on Tuesday 28 March 2017 and its impacts have affected a significant part of the state resulting in widespread damage to public and private infrastructure, flooding and the closure of universities, schools and child care centres. On 28 March 2017, Townsville-based

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