North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency

The North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 1 March 2019 to assist with the immediate response, recovery and reconstruction efforts in support of North, Far North and Western Queensland communities affected by heavy rainfall and wide-spread flooding in early 2019.

The Agency represents the Government’s long-term commitment to rebuild the region long after the flood waters have receded.

It is an Executive Agency established under the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Agency Head, the Hon Shane Stone AC QC, reports directly to the Prime Minister.

Mr Stone will be supported by an Advisory Board comprising representatives from the northern cattle industry, affected communities and government.


  • Lead the Commonwealth’s recovery and reconstruction activities in flood affected areas following the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough (25 January – 14 February 2019).
  • Work with stakeholders, develop and coordinate the delivery of a long-term plan for the recovery and reconstruction of these areas.
  • Advise the Prime Minister on how existing and new Commonwealth policies and programs can best contribute to recovery and reconstruction efforts.
  • Coordinate information so livestock producers and communities know the support available to them and how to access it.

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