NDRRA information for applicants
The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) are a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide disaster relief and recovery payments and infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of natural disasters. Most relief measures under NDRRA are funded 75% by the Commonwealth Government and 25% by the Queensland Government.
Individuals, businesses and primary producers
NDRRA assistance for individuals, businesses and primary producers in Queensland is available through:
- Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services
- Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
- Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
For more information visit the Queensland Government community support website
Local government authorities and state department agencies
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is responsible for administering Counter Disaster Operations (Category A) and Restoration of Essential Public Assets (Category B) relief measures, which can be applied for by local government authorities and state government agencies.
Exceptional circumstances (Category D) funding following TC Marcia
On 29 May 2015, the Australian Government advised the Queensland Government it had approved a $27.75 million NDRRA Category D exceptional circumstances package in response to Tropical Cyclone Marcia.This package will be jointly funded on a 50/50 basis by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
this package includes:
- $20 million 2015 Betterment Fund
- $6 million for clean-up and restoration of recreational assets
$1 million for green waste clean-up
- $750,000 for Industry Recovery Officers to support primary producers.
For more detailed information please click here
Eligibility update - Internal day labour
On 14 June 2015, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority received advice that the Commonwealth Government has approved reimbursement of day labour costs for works to restore damage caused by eligible events in the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years.
On 18 December 2015, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority received advice that the Commonwealth Government has approved reimbursement of day labour costs for works to restore damage caused by eligible events in the 2013-14 financial year.
Councils are encouraged to contact their QRA Regional Liaison Officer for advice and assistance.
Resources for local governments and state agencies:
Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Guidelines
Commonwealth Government Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Determination 2012
Submission documents and forms
NDRRA Submission Guide ( 1MB) - advice on how to prepare submissions for NDRRA funding and understanding the Authority's reporting requirements.
|Submission Type||Stage||Form Required||Description|
|Counter Disaster Operations (CDO)||Pre-approval and Acquittal combined||FORM 12||Details submission for the reimbursement of actual costs of Counter Disaster Operations activities|
|Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) - Emergent Works (EW)||Pre-approval and Acquittal combined||
Form 4 is now council specific and should be requested by contacting email@example.com
|Details submission for reimbursement of actual costs of Emergent Works activities|
|Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) (actuals)||Pre-approval and Acquittal combined||Form 4 is now council specific and should be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org||Submission for actual costs of completed scope of restoration works|
|Value for money details|
|FORM 10||Final report checklist|
|FORM 11||Final Report|
|Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) (estimates)||Pre-approval||FORM 4 Agency specific, email email@example.com for form||Estimated costs and scope of restoration works|
|Value for money statement – proposed delivery|
|Post approval Variations||Form 4 is now council specific and should be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org||Proposed variation to approved scope / estimated cost and certification|
|FORM 7||Details variation request|
|Post approval Progress reporting||FORM 8||Progress reporting checklist|
Form 9 Progress Report is now council specific and should be requested by contacting email@example.com
|Progress of delivery of works/expemditure by asset|
|Acquittal||Value for Money statement - actual delivery|
|Form 9 Progress Report is now council specific and should be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org||Final Progress report|
|FORM 10||Final report checklist and certification|
|FORM 11||Final report - Value for Money Outcome|
|Extension of Time||FORM 13||Extension of Time application to be reviewed and endorsed by the QRA but approved by the Commonwealth|
|Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) and Emergent Works (EW)||Essential Public Asset (EPA) approval/ notification||Approval Form Template||Provides details of essential public assets with REPA/EW works over $1M for Commonwealth Approval|
|Notification Form Template||Notifies Commonwealth of assets that have re-damage restoration costs over $1M and have previously received Commonwealth EPA approval|
Value for Money (VfM) Strategy
VfM Strategy ( 1.3 MB)
Day labour advice for councils
The local government trigger points for NDRRA events apply to the Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) relief measure, which includes Emergent and Restoration Works.
The trigger points are calculated based on a percentage of net general rates, and are capped at $2.2 million.
Trigger points have two purposes:
- Eligible REPA damage must exceed a Council's trigger point for them to be activated for REPA under the NDRRA.
- Council must contribute up to its trigger point amount to eligible REPA works.
Trigger points for all councils can be viewed in the pdf below.
Resources and related links