North Queensland Recovery and Resilience Grants -Stream two

The North Queensland Recovery and Resilience Grants are for projects that are underpinned by best practice and use evidence-based technology infrastructure to enhance land management.

QRIDA Program

Program information

Co-contribution grants of between $10,000 and $200,000 were available on a competitive basis for projects that enhance land management in eligible areas through best practice techniques and the use of evidence-based technology and infrastructure.

This program aims to improve land condition through increased biodiversity, improved management of natural resources and ultimately increase the sustainability and viability of primary production enterprises in the eligible area.

Eligible areas

Projects must be located in one or more of the following areas:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council


The North Queensland Recovery and Resilience Grants (Stream 2) Scheme – Land Management are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.


Round 2 key dates

14 February 2022

Applications open

29 April 2022

Applications close

10 June 2022

Applicants will be notified of outcomes

Frequently asked questions

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You must immediately notify QRIDA if there is a change to the scope of the project. Contact us here.

Questions concerning your personal taxation circumstances should be directed to your taxation advisor or the Australian Taxation Office on 13 72 86.

Public benefit refers to the extent in which the project will improve the natural environment not only in your primary production enterprise or business but in the greater area.

The overall project impact to the region should be addressed in the application i.e. benefit to neighbouring properties

The public benefit of the project should be addressed in Section 2 of the project plan, details may include, but are not limited to:

  • how your project will increase or conserve the variety of plant and animal life (improved biodiversity)
  • how the natural landscapes in the area will be more resilient to future shocks such as floods and fire
  • how the project will prevent future damage to the natural environment such as the prevention of weed seed spread or eradication of pests and weeds
  • how productive agricultural land will be improved in the region
  • improvements to landscape health.

Yes, you may apply. QRIDA, at its absolute discretion, and without commitment, may consider issuing a conditional approval subject to you arranging your co-contribution to the amount required for the subject project(s), and such that this/these project(s) are commenced/completed within the allowed timeframes.

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis in each stream against the following criteria:

  1. Public benefit
  2. Co-contribution and value for money
  3. Capability and capacity
  4. Project attributes.

For more information on how applications will be competitively assessed read the guidelines on this page.

Grant funding is not guaranteed at any stage of the application process and applications will be assessed on a competitive basis.

Primary production enterprises and small to medium sized businesses applying for the grant must be registered for GST. All other applicant entities need to indicate whether or not they are registered for GST in the form.

Yes. If eligible for the grant, you will be given conditional approval by QRIDA. This approval would be subject to you arranging your co-contribution to the equivalent amount.

The calculations of your in-kind contribution is based on your best estimate.

The following figures may help guide you:

  • Calculate general labour at $20 per hour
  • Calculate volunteer specialist labour (for example, engineer or architect) at $45 per hour
  • Calculate donated goods at the price you would pay for them if they were not donated.
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Last updated: 07 November 2022