Category C – Far North Queensland and North Queensland monsoon trough

FNQ and NQ monsoon trough flexible funding grants—round two

An initiative jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

79 Queensland-based community groups, non-government agencies, industry groups, and local governments will share in $9,136,058 for 119 projects funded under round 2 of the Far-North Queensland & North Queensland Monsoon Trough Flexible Funding Grants Program.

Recipients of these one-off grants will run events, deliver projects, provide training and purchase equipment to promote longer-term disaster recovery and resilience in the wake of the 2019 monsoon trough across north and far north Queensland.

These projects cover the 39 disaster affected local government areas of Aurukun, Barcoo, Boulia, Burdekin, Burke, Cairns, Carpentaria, Cassowary Coast, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Cook, Croydon, Diamantina, Douglas, Etheridge, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Longreach, Mackay, Mapoon, Mareeba, McKinlay, Mornington, Mount Isa, Napranum, Northern Peninsula, Palm Island, Pormpuraaw, Richmond, Torres Shire, Torres Strait Island, Townsville, Whitsunday, Winton, Wujal Wujal and Yarrabah.

Funding for the Flexible Funding Grants is available under jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) through Category C Community Recovery Funds (CRF), and is administered through the Queensland Government.  These grants have been made available to help Queensland communities prepare for and recover from disasters.

Details of recipients are as follows:

Organisation

Project title

Total grant funding (excl GST)

ABIS Cooperative Society Ltd

Community Language & Cultural Heritage Retention - Bush Tucker, Bush Medicine Alternative Garden Project

$125,600

AgForce Queensland Farmers Ltd

Foundations for Regional Resilience: Property Computer Mapping – Training and Support

$136,207

AgForce Queensland Farmers Ltd

Mount Isa Beef Forum – Prosperity and Resilience in Future Shocks

$11,320

Airlie Beach Chamber of Commerce (trading as Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce)

Financial and Organisation Resilience

$11,000

Ang Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation

Laura Dance Festival 2021 (Dance grounds)

$135,000

Angel-Paws Inc

Emergency Community Response Cat Accommodation Project

$147,500

Atherton Tablelands Promotion Bureau Ltd

Atherton Tablelands Digital Showcase

$50,000

Australian Red Cross Society

Psychosocial Disaster Recovery and Engagement in NW Qld

$80,285

Australian Trust For Conservation Volunteers

Volunteering and Connections: Building community disaster resilience

$31,500

Bluewater Community Association Incorporated.

Solar Car Park Lighting

$116,850

Boulia Shire Council

"Safety on the Roads"

$47,586

Bowen Community Council Inc

Family Fun Day

$15,900

Burdekin Shire Council

Emergency Equipment to Build Disaster Resilience

$135,092

Burdekin Shire Council

LDMG Equipment to build Disaster Resilience and Recovery

$43,778

Burke Shire Council

Gregory Showgrounds - replacement of male and female change rooms

$130,968

Burke Shire Council

Phillip Yanner Memorial Oval - Facilities Renewal and Resiliency

$79,680

Cairns Regional Council

Building Resilience in Recovery through Food Contingencies for the Cairns Region

$10,000

Cairns Regional Council

Cairns resilient communications for disaster response and recovery

$119,000

Canine Obedience Club of Townsville Inc

Shelter shed extension and replacement

$79,470

Carpentaria Shire Council

Norman River - Telecommunications Towers

$85,000

Central Queensland University

Preparing for the unimaginable: Guidelines for organisational response and staff support before, during and after disaster.

$73,822

Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board

Surviving and thriving in the grazing game

$150,000

Charters Towers Regional Council

Get Ready Workshops

$11,140

Cloncurry Shire Council

‘Building resilient logistic chains’

$147,000

Cloncurry Shire Council

The ‘Curry Comeback’ Event

$50,000

Collinsville Community Association

Collinsville Community Notice Board

$22,886

Community Enterprise Queensland

Backup Satellite Communications to Increase Resilience in Remote Indigenous Communities

$98,777

Cowboys Rugby League Football Ltd

Cowboys Building Resilience

$148,224

Cowboys Rugby League Football Ltd

Cowboys Building Resilience in the North

$148,224

Diamantina Rodeo & Campdraft Association Inc

Re surfacing Arena

$47,450

Diamantina Shire Council

Installation of Electronic Road Condition Information Warning Road Signs

$150,000

Diamantina Shire Council

To Purchase a Human Support Disaster Activation Trailer

$50,000

Douglas Shire Community Services Association

Community Resilience Garden

$69,623

Douglas Shire Council

Douglas Disaster Digital Noticeboards

$69,000

Douglas Shire Council

Douglas Shire Multi-Purpose Disaster and Training Coordination Centre Feasibility Study

$62,000

Far North Community College

First aid for volunteers

$16,463

Far North Queensland Promotion Bureau (trading as Tourism Tropical North Queensland)

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Resilient Leadership Program

$50,000

Flinders Shire Council

Pillars of Recovery - Public Art

$150,000

George Street Neighbourhood Centre Association Inc

Mackay Regional Monsoon Recovery Program

$138,100

Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council

Disaster Event reporting and capture suite

$11,958

Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council

Disaster Specific Communications Suite

$75,772

Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre

Around The Table - coming together to build resilience and connections through stories, activities and skills sharing.

$31,254

Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council

Installation of a back-up generator and fault warning system to the sewerage system

$95,415

Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council

Installation of electronic signage to improve public messaging + Installation of back-up generator for the Home and Community Care Centre

$49,900

Mackay Regional Council

Flood planning report tool - semi automation of flood data input and education

$47,000

Mackay Regional Council

Flood Warning Station Flood Level Classification

$127,720

Mackay Tourism Ltd

Four Dams Recreational Fishing

$49,600

Mackay Tourism Ltd

Mackay Tourism Queensland Resilient Leadership and Mentors Program

$45,000

Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council

Contributing to social and structural resilience through storm water improvement planning

$149,100

Mareeba District Flexi Support Association Inc

Running on Solar

$17,000

Multiskill Centre Ltd (trading as RedDoor Community Services)

Shadow Stories

$19,345

North Queensland Football Ltd

Football Community Connect Program

$50,000

North Townsville Community Hub Inc

Notch Disaster Recovery Hub

$142,760

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group

Food Security for improved disaster management in the Croydon Shire

$148,568

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd

Building community resilience through robust digital connectivity and inclusion: Fostering novel technical solutions for improved telecommunications and broadband access.

$145,000

Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council

Upgrade of Back-up Communication for LDMG Control Centre

$150,000

Outback Futures

‘Recovering Well’ Part 2

$150,000

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

Palm Island Tourism Destination Management and Resilience Program

$150,000

Pormpuraaw Shire Council

LED electronic noticeboard

$42,000

Pormpuraaw Shire Council

Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council Crisis Dashboard

$96,000

Pormpuraaw Shire Council

Satellite communications system

$7,358

Prospect Community Services Ltd

Charters Towers Community Resilient Leadership and Mentors Program

$50,000

Queensland Families and Communities Association

Neighbourhood Centre Monsoon Response Capacity Building Project

$71,500

Queensland Farmers' Federation

Supporting the Supporters: equipping a farmer buddy support network to activate during a natural disaster

$44,420

Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers Ltd (trading as GrowCom)

Building business foundations for natural disaster resilience

$150,000

Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association - Cooktown Branch (Cooktown PCYC)

Cooktown Skate Park Street Art

$5,000

Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA)

Yarrabah Engagement Coordinator

$150,000

Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA)

My Mob Our Stories – in 14 locations

$252,000

Queensland Police Service

Community Park Fitness - Coen

$60,553

Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Business Resilience Mentoring Program

$89,900

Queensland Tourism Industry Council

CrisisReady - Mackay, Whitsundays and TTNQ

$116,000

Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Destination Reset and Restart Program

$107,800

Richmond Shire Council

Richmond Bush Sprints & Richmond Rocks Concert

$87,200

Rollingstone & District Community Association Inc

Solar lighting and community information board for the Community Centre

$15,217

Roman Catholic Trust Corporation For The Diocese Of Townsville - Grants

St Patrick's Live Streaming Project

$25,950

South Pacific Taekwondo Club Inc

South Pacific Taekwondo Townsville Resilient Initiative

$149,975

Tai Chi For Health Association - Central Queensland Branch Incorporated

Rebuilding our Community's Resilience

$32,540

The Corporation Of The Roman Catholic Bishops Of Queensland (trading as Queensland Catholic Education Commission)

Seasons for Growth

$149,519

The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Cairns

Community Connection and Resilience Project - South Cairns

$150,000

The Salvation Army (Qld) Property Trust

‘Seasons for Growth’ Project

$148,520

Thriving Communities Partnership

Phase 2 - Disaster Planning and Recovery Collaborative Research Project: reduce risk for communities impacted by natural disasters by developing aligned and people focused assistance to build greater community resilience.

$147,130

Toomulla Beach Community Association Incorporated

Multipurpose Shelter Shed 2020

$44,750

Tourism Whitsundays Ltd

Business Continuity Plan - Crisis Management

$11,900

Tourism Whitsundays Ltd

Self-Drive Inland Whitsundays & Mackay

$40,000

Tourism Whitsundays Ltd

Tourism Whitsundays Resilient Leadership and Mentors Program

$45,000

Townsville Christian Life Centre Ltd

Townsville Pastoral Counselling Support

$20,000

Townsville City Council

Collaborative Community Capacity Building Workshops 

$130,000

Townsville City Council

Enhancing community resilience through low cost flood and sewer overflow monitoring

$150,000

Townsville City Council

Mobile Generators to support resilience and recovery

$145,000

Townsville City Council

Townsville Better Together

$148,700

Townsville Community Law Inc

Disaster Readiness for the Legal Assistance Sector

$150,000

Townsville Cycle Club Incorporated

Velodrome - Land management mitigation works/Disaster Planning Frameworks

$60,000

Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd

NQ CALD Community disaster recovery, awareness and resilience building

$45,000

Townsville Pistol Club Incorporated

Future-proofing Facilities

$47,352

Townsville Sailing Club

Butterfly Program - sailing events and club activities post COVID 19 to promote  involvement, inclusiveness and community resilience through connection

$8,750

Tropical Brain and Mind Foundation

Mentally Healthy City Townsville

$146,650

Tully Support Centre Inc

Creating an umbrella of resilience

$145,000

Whitsunday Regional Council

Maximizing Community Disaster Awareness and Youth Engagement Program

$36,780

Whitsunday Regional Council

Strategies to Enable Mitigation to Reduce Loss and Quicken Community Recovery

$39,800

Whitsunday Regional Council

WRC Business Continuity Improvement Program

$40,000

Whitsunday Sailing Club

Whitsunday Sailing Club Major infrastructure project - Hardstand and Rock wall program

$145,000

Winton Pastoral & Agricultural Show Society Inc

Rebuild Cattle Yards at Winton Show Grounds

$120,000

Winton Shire Council

Keeping Connected - Winton

$25,133

Winton Shire Council

Promoting Winton's Recovery

$119,324

Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council

Enhanced Community Signage for Wujal Wujal

$150,000

Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

SES building upgrade

$73,500

Further information can be found at funding available or by emailing Grantqueries@communities.qld.gov.au 

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FNQ and NQ monsoon trough flexible funding grants—round one

An initiative jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

57 Queensland-based community groups, non-government agencies, industry groups, and local governments delivering 68 projects across 39 disaster-impacted local government areas will share in $4,464,001 under the Far North and North Queensland Flexible Funding Grants – Round One 2019 program. Successful recipients of the one-off grants will run events, deliver projects and purchase equipment to promote longer-term disaster recovery and resilience in the wake of the 2019 monsoon trough.

Funding for the Flexible Funding Grants is available under jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) through Category C Community Recovery Funds (CRF).

This funding is administered through the Queensland Government. Small Grants of $2,500 to $50,000 and Large Grants of $50,001 to $150,000 have been made available to help Queensland communities prepare for and recover from disasters.

Details of recipients are as follows:

OrganisationProject TitleGrant Amount
Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation of Laura Laura Community Recovery Weather Disaster Initiative $49,200
Barcoo Shire Council Mobile Disaster LED Road Signage $48,000
Boulia Shire Council Weather through the Aeons $8,250
Burdekin Shire Council Mobile Generators to Build Disaster Resilience $108,830
Burke Shire Council Burketown Showgrounds Shade Structures $124,296
Burke Shire Council Gregory Showgrounds Judges Box and Cold Room $141,827
Bynoe Community Advancement Co-Operative Society Ltd Community Connection and Meeting Places $49,502
Cairns Regional Council Protective Capabilities of Local Ecosystems $45,000
Cairns Regional Council Building Community Economic Capacity-Cairns Region $37,000
Cairns Regional Council Disaster Resilience and Recovery-Cairns Business Sector $45,000
Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd. 2020 Cape York Grazing Forum $32,030
Carpentaria Shire Council Carpentaria Shire Council Visitors Guide $42,986
Carpentaria Shire Council Capturing Carpentaria Oral/Pictorial History of Disaster Event and Impacts $30,730
Carpentaria Shire Council Preparation of a Community Recovery Plan $44,790
Carpentaria Shire Council Karumba Levee Scoping Study $46,000
Charters Towers Regional Council Get Ready Workshops - Charters Towers $11,140
Cloncurry Shire Council Back to the 40s Event and Cloncurry Military History Trail $38,100
Cloncurry Shire Council Cloncurry Commemorative Art Installation $143,320
Community Information Centre Townsville Inc Community Information Digital Engagement Project $136,500
Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers Community Nurseries - Growing resilience and connectedness $33,000
Cook Shire Council Cook Shire Community Resiliency Days $39,918
Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service Ltd Emergency Services Day - Mackay $15,000
Diamantina Rodeo & Campdraft Association Inc Winton Showgrounds Arena Lighting $47,531
Far North Community College Ltd First Aid for Volunteers $11,872
Flyers Ball Committee Flyers Ball $15,000
Foodbank Queensland Limited NQ and FNQ Regional Food Relief Model Assessment $26,480
Good Shepherd Microfinance Building financial resilience in times of disasters $148,000
Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers Ltd Collaborative Learning Approach to Rural Resilience $115,389
Hinchinbrook Shire Council Hinchinbrook Multilingual Emergency Action Guide Project $27,143
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council Community awareness and information digital signage $122,500
Innisfail & District Men's Shed Inc Improvement to Mens Shed - Concrete driveway and drop-off/pick-up pad $78,271
Central West Hospital and Health Service Isisford Community Garden $9,700
Isolated Children's Parents Association - Queensland Inc. Fit 4 Rural Futures Camp 2019 $38,565
Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival Inc Julia Creek's Dirty Dusty Recovery $15,316
La Luna Youth Arts Assn Inc RefleXions & ConneXions $48,836
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council Lockhart River Iterra IP Satellite Solution and Generator $87,705
Mackay Regional Council Mackay FSMS: Flood Intelligence Plan $120,340
Mackay Tourism Ltd Mackay Resilient Tourism Leadership Program $40,000
Mareeba Shire Council Irvinebank McDonald Bridge Flood Monitoring $16,927
McKinlay Shire Council Monsoon Trough Memories: Historic Videos $14,428
McKinlay Shire Council JC Water Tower Changeable Lighting Project $69,223
McKinlay Shire Council Disaster Preparedness Enhancement Project - Aviation Fuel Pod $119,984
Mount Isa City Council Monsoon Messages $20,000
North Queensland Combined Womens Services Incorporated Disaster Recovery - Safety for Women and Children pre and post disasters $40,897
Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd Bloom and Prosper $40,635
Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd Building Connectivity and Disaster Management Readiness - Northern Gulf $122,013
Outback Futures Limited Recovering Well $100,000
Port Douglas Daintree Tourism Limited Douglas Tourism Disaster Resilience Building Project $34,500
Queensland Families and Communities Association Inc. Neighbourhood Centre Monsoon Response Strategy $95,000
The Queensland Music Festival Pty Ltd Lizard Tail North Queensland $80,000
Queensland Tourism Industry Council Limited CrisisReady $128,000
Red Ridge (Interior Queensland) Limited Matilda Way and Savannah Way Art Trails $150,000
Southern Gulf NRM Ltd Resilience through recovery - Southern Gulf beef industry $111,650
St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland Connecting Communities for Disaster Relief $27,000
The Oasis Townsville Limited The Oasis Townsville Volunteer Army $49,081
Pryce Centre for Culture & Arts Pty Ltd Langos: Communicating resilience/preparedness to ATSI communities $133,000
The Salvation Army (Qld) Property Trust Making a House a Home Again $150,000
THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA PROPERTY TRUST (Q) Strengthening Connections and Pastoral Care $89,627
The Youth Network NQ Inc Flood Recovery for TYN $20,000
Tourism Whitsundays Limited Whitsundays Resilient Tourism Leadership Program $40,000
Townsville City Council Flood Stories 2019 $49,213
Townsville Fire Limited Flood Anniversary Round $25,000
Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd Illustrated Disaster Management Guide $48,500
Townsville Multicultural Support Group Inc Cultural Community Champions $37,382
Tropical Brain and Mind Foundation Inc Mentally Healthy City Townsville $140,975
Winton Pastoral and Agricultural Show Society Incorporated Winton Show Information Tent $10,000
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council Crisis Dashboard $150,000
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council Yarrabah Flood/Tide Sensors $127,899

Round Two of the FNQ and NQ Monsoon Trough Flexible Funding Grants is scheduled for release in March 2020.

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Community Development Officers

An initiative jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Eight local Councils will share in $4,612,888 to deliver Community Development Officer Services between 2019 and 2021 to 10 local government areas (LGA's) significantly impacted by the FNQ & NQ Monsoon Trough. The successful Councils will support community-led initiatives, facilitate linkages and partnerships between groups, and support and enable recovery and resilience planning to build upon the strengths and capabilities of monsoon-affected communities.

Funding for the Community Development Officer program is available under jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) through Category C Community Recovery Funds (CRF). This funding is administered through the Queensland Government.

Details of the successful suppliers are as follows:

  • Carpentaria Shire Council - Carpentaria LGA
  • Cloncurry Shire Council - Cloncurry and Burke LGA's
  • Cook Shire Council - Cook, Douglas and Wujal Wujal LGA's
  • Flinders Shire Council - Flinders LGA
  • McKinlay Shire Council - McKinlay LGA
  • Richmond Shire Council - Richmond LGA
  • Townsville City Council - Townsville LGA (two Community Development Officers), and
  • Winton Shire Council - Winton LGA
  • Services commence from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021, with Carpentaria Community Development Officer Service commencing from 1 October 2019.

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