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
  • Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA)

Further information is available on 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.

Latest NDRRA activations


Exceptional circumstances (Category D) funding following STC Debbie

The Australian Government and Queensland Government have jointly approved a $96.2 million NDRRA Category D exceptional circumstances package in response to Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, jointly funded on a 50/50 basis by the Commonwealth and State Governments.

This package includes:

  • $41.9 million Recovery to Resilience – infrastructure package (Betterment Fund)
  • $35 million Recovery to Resilience – environmental package
  • $2.1 million Recovery to Resilience – economic package.

In addition, $17.3 million was approved for restoration works to Whitsunday Regional Council’s Shute Harbour Marina ($15.2 million) Airlie Beach Foreshore ($850,000) and Mackay Regional Council’s Bluewater Trail ($1.2 million).

Learn more about Category D funding.


Eligibility update - Internal day labour and equipment

On 31 March 2017, the Commonwealth Government committed to reimbursing local governments for costs incurred while using their own plant and equipment and day labour when delivering reconstruction works under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

This decision allows councils to be reimbursed for costs from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018, where value for money can be demonstrated for all levels of government.

On 11 April 2017, the Commonwealth Government confirmed this advice would also apply to emergent works. 


Resources for local governments and state agencies:

Important note regarding GST: 

Costs submitted by Council in relation to approved projects will be grossed up for GST. A Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI) inclusive of an RCTI agreement will be issued with each component of funding. The use of RCTIs ensures compliance to GST legislation and is in line with processes previously adopted by the Department in processing these claims

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Document Listing:

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 submissions@qldra.org.au

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 submissions@qldra.org.au Submission for actual costs of completed scope of restoration works

FORM 6: VfM Readiness Statement

FORM 6: Attachment - List of Projects

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 submissions@qldra.org.au for form Estimated costs and scope of restoration works

FORM 6: VfM Readiness Statement

FORM 6: Attachment - List of Projects

Value for money statement – proposed delivery
Post approval Variations Form 4 is now council specific and should be requested by contacting submissions@qldra.org.au 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 progressreporting@qldra.org.au

Progress of delivery of works/expemditure by asset
Acquittal

FORM 6: VfM Readiness Statement

FORM 6: Attachment - List of Projects

Value for Money statement - actual delivery
Form 9 Progress Report is now council specific and should be requested by contacting progressreporting@qldra.org.au 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

 

VfM Strategy 1.3 MB)

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.

Council trigger points for 2016-17 events (  207 KB)