Brisbane River Strategic Plan Released

27th April 2019

The Queensland Government has released the Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan which includes 52 recommendations for the Queensland and Local Governments to implement to strengthen the flood resilience of communities living, working and visiting the Brisbane River floodplain. 

The work is the result of a partnership between the Queensland Government, Seqwater and the Local Governments of Brisbane, Ipswich, Somerset and Lockyer Valley.

Measures include structural mitigation, land use planning, building guidance, community resilience, disaster management and landscape management. 

See the Plan and comprehensive supporting information at:

Also released is Flood Resilient Building Guidance for Queensland Homes which provides information about resilient design and construction options for new and existing homes, flood resilient building materials and systems, and the economic benefits of flood resilient design solutions.

The guideline is available at:

FMA President Ian Dinham congratulated the Queensland Reconstruction Authority team on delivering these very significant resources which will help build the resilience of communities in the Brisbane River catchment, and also across Queensland. 

“There is a huge body of ground-breaking work supporting the Strategic Plan and the Flood Resilient Homes guide and we look forward to learning more about these at the FMA Conference.”

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