Supporting communities impacted by the 2019 Monsoon Trough
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) stood with the communities of North East and North West Queensland in the immediate aftermath of the devastating 2019 Monsoon Trough event, and continues to walk alongside them as they recover and prepare for future disasters.
The flow-on effects to local businesses, communities, economies and the environment were, and remain, significant.
After extensive consultation in the region, NEMA developed After the flood: A strategy for long-term recovery.
The Strategy is a blueprint, mapping a prosperous and secure future for North and North-West Queensland, and was released as part of the Australian Government’s 2020 budget.
It details five strategic priority areas, which guide investment in actions that support the long-term recovery and prosperity of the affected communities, strengthen their preparedness for future challenges, and help the regions adapt and transform in an ever-changing environment.
To support these efforts, NEMA established two Implementation Working Groups – one for the North East, and one for the North West –ensuring local voices remained central to the Strategy’s implementation.
These groups ensured the steps taken to support recovery and resilience continued to best serve their communities and champion the diversity of the region.