Queensland’s Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie recovery plan released

11 May 2017

The Queensland Government has released its recovery plan to help Queensland communities recover, reconnect and rebuild following the devastating effects of Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC) Debbie. 

The State Recovery Plan 2017-2019 – Operation Queensland Recovery supports communities affected by the impacts of STC Debbie by providing a framework to recover from its devastation, restore essential services and get back to business as usual.

Officers from Queensland Reconstruction Authority and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services worked with Brigadier Christopher Field and his team to develop the Operation Queensland Recovery Plan.

Brigadier Field said: “We have been on the ground in heavily impacted communities, gaining an understanding of what is needed, identifying each of the differing challenges impacted communities face so we can help them get the assistance they need.”

At the state level, five Functional Recovery Groups (FRGs) are responsible for the delivery of recovery efforts. These groups will coordinate, link and manage the recovery efforts for the state, based on the Local Recovery Plan priorities, and across the five different functional group areas of Human and Social, Economic, Environment, Building, and Roads and Transport.

Operation Queensland Recovery is being delivered in three phases between now and 2019.

View the State Recovery Plan 2017-19 – Operation Queensland Recovery here.

**Cover image: Eungella Dam Road, photo courtesy of Mackay Regional Council**