About the Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Between November 2010 and April 2011, Queensland was struck by a series of natural disasters. Extensive flooding caused by periods of extremely heavy rainfall, destruction caused by a number of storm cells including Cyclones Tasha, Anthony and Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, and subsequent monsoonal flooding resulted in all of Queensland being declared as disaster affected.
In response to the disaster events, the Queensland Government established the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) under the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011 (PDF | 857KB). The QRA's role was later expanded to include the administration of prior and subsequent events and it was made a permanent part of the Queensland Government in June 2015.
The QRA's vision is to build a more disaster-resilient Queensland.
The QRA manages and coordinates the Government’s program of infrastructure reconstruction within disaster-affected communities. The QRA focuses on working with state and local government partners to deliver value for money and best practice expenditure and acquittal of public reconstruction funds. The QRA is also the lead agency responsible for disaster recovery, resilience and mitigation policy.
Major General Dick Wilson is Chair of the Queensland Reconstruction Board.
Brendan Moon, is the QRA's Chief Executive Officer.