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Logan Flood Recovery 2017

The rain depression from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie passed over South East Queensland for just 24 hours and brought falls of 400mm and winds up to 120km/h throughout Logan. This triggered a record flood event for the City of Logan, inundating hundreds of properties in the Logan and Albert river catchments during the period 30 March 2017 to 5 April 2017. The flood was classed as a 100-year event for the Albert River and a 20 to 50 year event for the Logan River.

The Logan City Local Disaster Coordination Centre and Local Disaster Management Group were activated to manage the response and coordinate both the council and the community's efforts to keep people safe and mitigate damage. During the event Logan experienced damage to road and water infrastructure, and numerous sport, recreational and park infrastructure were also damaged.

The City of Logan Local Recovery Plan (PDF 108 KB) provides an overview of the damage and impacts sustained during the 2017 flood event, and addresses the short, medium and long term local recovery objectives and strategies for Logan.

There are a number of recovery initiatives occurring across the State. The Tropical Cyclone Debbie Recovery Initiatives (PDF 395 KB) document provides a brief description for each recovery initiative and where to find more information.

Recovery Support

Successful recovery relies not only on local, state and federal governments, community and non-government agencies, but also on the community, through community-led approaches. There are numerous agencies across the functions of recovery that play a part in assisting with the recovery of impacted communities. These agencies include, but are not limited to:

Department of Human ServicesProvides assistance to those adversely affected by the Ex-Tropical Cyclone Flood Event through the provision of Disaster Recovery Payments or Disaster Recovery Allowance.

Phone: 132 850

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability ServicesCoordinates human and social recovery services including Immediate Hardship Assistance, Essential Services Hardship Assistance, Structural Assistance and Essential Services Safety.Phone: Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349
Queensland Health Assists affected communities with public health, mental health and human/social recovery after an event.Phone: 13 43 25 84
Queensland Reconstruction Authority Administers 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. Phone: 1800 110 841
Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA)Administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).Phone: 1800 623 946
Department of Environment and Heritage ProtectionSeeks to identify early environmental impacts after an event and will assist in prioritising environmental recovery actions.Phone: 1300 130 372
Department of Housing and Public WorksAssists by facilitating immediate and longer-term temporary accommodation solutions, and will coordination building damage assessments across impacted areas.Phone: 13 74 68
Department of Transport and Main RoadsDelivers and maintains the integrated transport network across Queensland. Continues to provide the latest information regarding disruptions and closures across the road, rail, aviation and maritime networks.

Phone: 13 74 68

Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth GamesIdentifies the impact on small business post disaster, and assists in the development and implementation of recovery activities.Phone: 13 74 68
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Provides advice on various financial support arrangements available to primary producers including freight subsidies, disaster loans, essential working capital loans and leasehold rent relief. Phone: 13 25 23
Queensland Farmers' FederationEngages in a broad range of economic, social, environmental and regional issues of strategic importance to the productivity, sustainability and growth of Queensland's agricultural sector.Phone: 3837 4720
Insurance Council of Australia Aims to promote insurance protection and security to the community and provides a range of practical information to support consumers.Phone: 1300 728 228
Australian Red Cross Works with individuals and communities following an emergency to provide practical and emotional support and information. Red Cross also provide referrals to emergency and disaster recovery services, and assist by helping communities understand and plan their recovery process.Phone: 1800 811 700
UnitingCare Community Provides community services across Queensland.Phone: 1800 001 953
St Vincent de Paul Society Provides to those affected, particularly evacuated people with essential material items, such as blankets, toiletries, mattress, essential new clothing, food and water during a disaster.Phone: 3010 1002
Salvation Army Provides emergency catering services during a disaster for affected communities and volunteers.Phone: 13 72 58

Works with government agencies, local councils and not-for-profit organisations to identify the immediate and long term needs of the affected community. GIVIT also manages all offers of donated goods, services and financial donations to provide essential goods or assistance to people impacted by an emergency event.

Donations are managed through GIVIT's website: