In the face of increasing extreme weather, we’re committed to helping make Queensland more resilient.
There’s a long way to go on The Road to Resilience, but each year we get closer, by investing in a range of innovative initiatives.
Following devastating flooding, the Commonwealth and Queensland governments have developed the Queensland Resilient Homes Funds – one of Australia’s largest ever investments in resilience, with funding to relocate, retrofit and raise homes. We partnered with the Queensland Government and supported the design and delivery.
In beautiful but weather-prone Rockhampton, we found a real street that was ripe for resilience upgrades. We set about taking our learnings from One House to implement a range of practical and affordable modifications. This meant that five local families and their homes could be better able to withstand and recover from future extreme weather events.
We launched the first research partnership with the Cyclone Testing Station at Townsville’s James Cook University (JCU) and Urbis to analyse insurance claims data so we can better understand cyclone vulnerabilities in homes, and what we can do to make them stronger.
Our Protecting the North program includes recognising cyclone mitigation work, affordable insurance for low-income earners and affordable finance options.