Flood Response Review

Brisbane City Council is implementing lessons learned from the Brisbane January 2011 flood, including Brisbane City Council's Flood Action Plan, the Flood Response Review Board and the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.

Council's January 2011 Flood Action Plan

Council’s Flood Action Plan details how Council is addressing learnings from the Brisbane January 2011 flood and implementing improvements to disaster management arrangements.

The purpose of this work is to ensure Council and the city of Brisbane are better prepared for natural disasters in the future.

On 24 June 2011, the Lord Mayor released Council's Flood Response Review Action Plan to address the 53 recommendations in the Flood Response Review Board's report.

The action plan was updated as the Brisbane City Council’s January 2011 Flood Action Plan with an addendum to address the 74 Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry interim report recommendations relevant to Council and was released on 16 August 2011.

A second addendum was added to the Flood Action Plan to address the 50 Commission of Inquiry final report recommendations relevant to Council and was released by the Lord Mayor in July 2012.

Flood Action Plan progress update

Council has addressed all 53 of the Flood Response Review recommendations, all 74 of the Commission of Inquiry interim report recommendations relevant to Council and 46 of the 50 Commission of Inquiry final report recommendations.

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Flood Response Review

Following the January 2011 floods, Brisbane City Council commissioned the independent Flood Response Review Board to review the organisation's response to the natural disaster. On 24 May 2011, the Flood Response Review Board handed down their final report.

The report documented observations and made recommendations on amendments to plans, procedures, roles and responsibilities. It also provided advice for improvements for Council’s disaster management arrangements and response to future events.

Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry

The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry was appointed by the Queensland Government in January 2011 to examine all aspects of response to the state-wide floods at all levels of government.

The Commission of Inquiry released an interim report on the 2010-11 flood events on 1 August 2011 which made 175 recommendations to improve flood preparedness before the next wet season.

The Commission of Inquiry's final report was released on 16 March 2012 and provided recommendations on insurance, dam operations and town planning.

Copies of the final and interim reports are available on the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry website.

27 November 2015