Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study recognised for innovation in state awards

18 Dec 2017

The team behind the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study (Flood Study) was recently recognised for its innovation at the 2017 Premier’s Awards for Excellence.

The Flood Study was delivered as a partnership between the Queensland Government and local governments. Leading the Queensland Government team were representatives from the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA), Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. 

The team was nominated for its innovation in delivering the most comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia. It incorporated 170 years of historical rainfall data and investigated 11,340 scenarios to produce Australia’s first ever whole of catchment flood study.

This increased knowledge and awareness of flood risk in the Brisbane River floodplain is part of the QRA’s ongoing commitment to be the most disaster resilient state in Australia.

The Flood Study is now informing the development of a Strategic Floodplain Management Plan focused on how we can prepare for, and manage, a range of possible flood events with greater efficiency and coordination across the Brisbane River floodplain.

For more information, visit www.qldra.org.au/BRCFS

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Cate Spence, Saji Joseph, Wai-Tong Wong and Pushpa Onta from Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Roger Brewster and Con de Groot from Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Melissa Dixon and Graeme Milligan from the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.