Applications open for Queensland disaster resilience and risk reduction funding

Applications open for Queensland disaster resilience and risk reduction funding

Media Release 8 June 2020

More than $13 million is now available through the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF) to help local communities better prepare for future disasters.

The funding is part of the Commonwealth and Queensland Government’s five-year commitment to improve safety and disaster resilience across the state, with investment of $4.8 million from the Commonwealth and $8.3 million from the Queensland Government.

Eligible applicants include local governments, Queensland Government departments and agencies, and incorporated not-for-profit-organisations.

Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said as Queensland was the most disaster-impacted state in Australia it was important to work collaboratively to reduce risk and build resilience to these events.

“As a Queenslander, I know we’ve been doing it tough in recent years with little reprieve from devastating floods, drought, and unprecedented bushfires-and now COVID-19,” Minister Littleproud said.

“This is why the Commonwealth Government has committed to partnering with the Queensland Government for the next five years to invest in stronger infrastructure and innovative initiatives to reduce the potentially devastating impacts of future natural disasters.

“While we are currently living in uncertain times, it is paramount we continue to strive towards a more resilient future.

“We’ll never be able eradicate disasters, but by working together we can ensure we are better prepared for when they strike.”

Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said investing in infrastructure and resilience initiatives reduced the long-term cost of disasters and enabled communities to recover faster.

“Our government remains steadfast in its commitment to build stronger, safer infrastructure across the state,” Mr Dick said.

“The nature of disasters can change, but our focus remains on protecting Queenslanders and the communities they live in.

“This infrastructure investment will also create more regional jobs, crucial to our economic recovery post COVID-19.

“I encourage Queensland councils, government departments and not-for-profits to think outside the box when it comes to disaster resilience and risk reduction, and take advantage of this funding.”

The QRRRF is administered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

Successful projects will support the objectives of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience to reduce the risk and limit the impact of disasters.
Applications for the QRRRF close Wednesday 22 July.

If successful, applicants are required to deliver their projects within two years.

To apply visit qra.qld.gov.au/QRRRF

CUB Pure Blonde: Australia’s newest organic beer & cider

CUB Pure Blonde: Australia’s newest organic beer & cider


Pure Blonde changed the beer game in Australia and quickly established itself as a beer of choice.

In 2007, Pure Blonde advertising landed on TV with iconic “brewtopians” showing consumers (and unsuspecting truck drivers) that Pure Blonde was from “a place much more purer than yours”. Even though years have passed, Pure Blonde still remains the most popular low carb beer in the country.

In August 2015 Pure Blonde reestablished itself as the ultimate low carb beer. Now Ultra Low Carb, Pure Blonde now has 80% less carbs than regular beer and 50% less calories than wine (per mL*).

In 2019, Pure Blonde are excited to announce Australia’s newest Organic cider, Pure Blonde Organic Cider. Certified organic by ACO Certification Ltd.


Pure Blonde Organic Cider is an apple cider made with organic ingredients with 60% less sugar and 50% less carbs than regular cider. With a pale straw colour and crystal clear clarity, Pure Blonde Organic Cider has a fresh apple aroma with hints of apple core notes.

Pure Blonde Organic Lager is a fuller flavoured, but still easy drinking contemporary organic lager and available in all good liquor stores from September.

Learn more about Pure Blonde Organic here: pureblonde.com.au

Macro Wholefoods Market: Simple, wholesome foods

Macro Wholefoods Market: Simple, wholesome foods

We know you care about what goes into your food and we do too. That’s why Macro Wholefoods Market offers a range of simple, wholesome foods that are nutritious, delicious and affordable to everyday Australians.

All Goodness

You won’t find any artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours or nasties like added MSG or hydrogenated oils in our ingredients list. Instead you’ll find nutritious nuts and seeds, carefully-raised chickens and yummy snacks.

We Care

We believe in being 100% upfront and transparent, and we don’t compromise on the little things that make food better for you.


We keep a close eye on what’s going on in the world of health and wellness. We see what the latest trends and discoveries are so we can bring all their benefits to you.


Macro is only available at Woolworths.

Learn more about Macro Wholefoods Market here: woolworths.com.au/shop/discover/our-brands/macro

Endota Organics: Harness the power of nature

Endota Organics: Harness the power of nature

We are increasingly looking to harness the power of nature to maintain our health and wellbeing. As our need to reconnect with nature increases, organic products are becoming more desirable in our everyday regimes. What goes on our skin is just as important as what goes into our body.

endota organics™ has been developed using a combination of science’s brightest innovations and nature’s finest products. Certified organic both locally by ACO Certification Ltd and internationally through COSMOS certification. endota organics™ is made in Australia and not tested on animals. Visit the endota.com.au to view the full skincare range.


A New Breed of Organic Skincare for Mother and Baby


The connection between a mother and her newborn baby is unique and precious. A bond that grows daily through touch, and rituals such as bathing and massage. Maintaining that connection in the most natural way possible is at the very essence of why we created Nurture, our new Mother and Baby range.

To develop this unique range, we partnered with leading Women’s Health Scientist Dr Hayley Dickinson, PhD. The entire range is certified natural or organic and is dermatologically tested, with no nasties in the formulation or the packaging. What we leave out is just as important as what we put in.

Using simple, certified organic and all natural ingredients, endota Organics™ Nurture supports the natural development of baby’s skin without interference. With ingredients that are as close to nature as possible this range of products is also perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.

Check out the full endota organics™ Nurture range at endotaspa.com.au/nurture

Cleaver’s: Premium quality certified organic meat

Cleaver’s: Premium quality certified organic meat

Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Co. is a leading global supplier of premium quality certified organic meat. It is a pioneer in the organic meat industry both in Australia and internationally. Arcadian prides itself on a history of innovation, market leadership, and creating award-winning products to meet the changing demands of the market.

The company’s flagship Cleaver’s brand is the most successful organic meat brand in Australia. Cleaver’s is available in over 1,000 major Australian supermarkets and independent stores. Cleaver’s is also supplied to export markets, along with other brands that the company supports strongly.


Arcadian works closely with Australian farmers

Arcadian proudly maintains ‘year-round’ supply of the highest quality organic & natural meat products to the domestic market and major customers in 9 countries. The company has twice won ‘Exporter of the Year’ in the Australian Organic annual awards. Arcadian always maintains its commitment to the values of Australian family farming, the wellbeing of future generations and supplying premium quality certified organic meat.

Learn more about Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Co. here: arcadianorganic.com.au

Bertolli Olive Oil: Organic means Organic

Bertolli Olive Oil: Organic means Organic

The term “organic” is a buzzword often heard in the food industry. But what exactly does it mean when you pick up a bottle of olive oil with the word organic stamped on the label?

Quality organic olive oil means abiding by strictly regulated practices that guarantee there’s been no use of pesticides, chemicals, synthetic fertilizers or artificial compounds.


This begins with the farm. We visit hundreds of olive farmers around the world and sample thousands of oils before creating a perfect signature blend. When partnering with organic olive oil suppliers, we work with the orchards and production process to ensure that regulations for organic farms are being followed.

From the olive’s growing process, to the pressing in the mill, to the bottling, no artificial chemicals or pesticides are used.

To learn more about Bertolli Olive Oil, see here: bertollioliveoil.com.au