The Queensland and Australian Governments have developed the Resilient Homes Fund to help Queenslanders across 39 local government areas whose homes were impacted by the 2021-2022 floods. Under the Resilient Homes Fund, funding is available to assist eligible flood impacted homeowners to retrofit (enhancing resilience) or raise flood affected homes. The program also offers the option of voluntary home buy back. A request for buy back will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All information regarding the program including eligibility criteria, available funding, process and timeframes can be found on the Queensland Government Resilient Homes Fund website.
Council will provide support to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) regarding local flooding data at their request. If requested, Council will provide flood-related information to the QRA, state and federal agencies. This may include the properties we know were impacted in other previous flood events and areas of Ipswich at greatest risk from flooding. Council are not participating in any decision making under this program.
Homeowners are eligible for the Resilient Homes Fund if they meet the eligibility criteria listed on the Queensland Government Website.
To be considered in the program, the customer must register their interest via the Queensland Government Resilient Homes Fund website.
For help completing the register of interest, please call 13 QGOV (13 74 68). Council cannot complete the registration on your behalf.
Council is unable to answer this question as we are not administering the buy back program. You can call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) to follow up the progress of your application. Alternatively, you can visit the Queensland Government Resilient Homes Fund website to see the steps involved in the process.