Flood Recovery Programs

On-Farm Productivity and Riparian Recovery Program

The on-farm and riparian flood recovery program,  formally launched by the Queensland government in May 2013 in Bundaberg, concluded on June 30 2015. 

The program was facilitated by BMRG through funding jointly provided by the Queensland and Australian governments to assist landholders in stipulated priority areas (primarily the North Burnett and Lower Burnett River) within the region to return to productivity and address ways in which to mitigate damage and build resilience into the region's farming systems.

Disaster-Recovery-BMRG-Summary-Report-1.jpgThe program has generated a number of successful outcomes both for landholders and producers and the riparian and flood plain areas of the region's major rivers and streams.

BMRG has developed strong and enduring partnerships throughout the program and now have a model for other regions that forms a basis for addressing future damage that may arise through extremes in weather.

The program addressed a number of issues and more information on the activities undertaken can be found at the links below.

Finally, a summary report has been produced that highlights the challenges and successes of the program overall.

The following sub programs were delivered as part of the program:


  • Flood Debris Removal

  • Land Productivity

  • Flood Plain Management

  • Riverbank Stabilisation

  • Weeds Mitigation

Further Information and Resources

Flood Recovery Case Studies - Local Perspective

Department of Natural Resources and Mines - On Farm Productivity and Riparian Recovery Program