Flood Resilient Homes Program
The program is designed to help residents prepare for and recover from overland flow flooding by implementing flood-resilient building strategies in their homes.
About the program
The Flood Resilient Homes Program is designed to help residents prepare for, live through and recover from overland flow flooding, and is currently being trialled in locations across the city that have a history of this type of flooding.
Residents receive a free Home Service by flood-resilience experts, followed by recommendations which may include works to increase the flood resilience of a property funded through the Incentive Scheme. These works are designed by architects and undertaken by licensed builders and can range from raising power points to tiling floors and more extensive works. In most cases there is no cost to the property owner.
Flood-resilient design enables home owners and residents to safely store belongings prior to a flood event, and easily clean, repair and quickly move back in after floods with minimal long-term disruption.
The Flood Resilient Homes Program is an initiative of Brisbane City Council, delivered in partnership with Brisbane Sustainability Agency.
Pilot areas have been selected because they are regularly and severely impacted by overland flow flooding. These areas have a 50% chance of flooding from overland flow every year and are located across the Brisbane Local Government Area, in the upper, middle and lower parts of catchments.
What is involved
Selected properties will receive a letter from Brisbane Sustainability Agency inviting them to participate in a program consisting of three steps:
Home Service – a free in-home assessment of your property’s flood resilience.
Home Service Recommendations – the recommendations follow your Home Service and may include recommended building or design works to increase the flood resilience of your property.
Incentive Scheme – if any building or design recommendations have been made, properties may progress to the Incentive Scheme for financial assistance.
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Book a home service
If you have already received an invitation to be part of the program, you can book a Home Service using this form. You will need your unique Reference Number from the invitation letter.
For more information about the Flood Resilient Homes Program please contact Brisbane Sustainability Agency on 07 3007 7013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If English is not your first language, please call 131 450 and we can organise an interpreter for you.