North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency
The North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA) 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.
The responsibilities of the NQLIRA are the following:
- 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.