MARS

The new disaster funding application portal for Queensland councils and state agencies.

What is MARS?

MARS is the Management and Reporting System being developed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) to support councils and state agencies with disaster funding applications.
 
The system is being built to improve efficiency in lodging and assessing disaster claims, and will be used from 1 November for events activated under the Australian Government’s new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

What can MARS users do?

Authorised users will be able to log in to the MARS Portal to:
  • request activation for disaster relief measures
  • build and lodge submissions and supporting evidence
  • prepare and lodge progress reports and close out documentation
  • view information on trigger points, activation history and more.

When does MARS ‘go-live’?

MARS will be used from 1 November 2018 for events activated under the Australian Government’s new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

What will organisations see when they use MARS?

Organisations will have access to the same views and functionality as QRA assessors, including multipanel views and integration with mapping technology to support better quality submissions and
assessments.
 
 
 
Each organisation can view their own digital road network on a map and see submission and assessment information displayed geographically. This integration with mapping means MARS can offer validation messages based on the data provided. Users have the opportunity to address
anomalies or data gaps prior to lodgement, supporting a smooth assessment process.
 

More information

  • Councils and state agencies please contact your QRA Regional Liaison Officer to
    discuss your preparations for using MARS.
  • All other enquiries, please contact info@qldra.org.au.

 

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