Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan

The Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan is a roadmap that sets out the action required to reduce flood risks in Bundaberg. It builds on projects undertaken by the Bundaberg Regional Council and harnesses the collective knowledge of the Bundaberg community, experts and government to prioritise cost-effective flood mitigation solutions for the people of Bundaberg, their homes, businesses and the local economy.

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Status


  • Geotechnical and topographical surveys are underway for the evacuation routes and the Bundaberg East levee options.
  • The upper floodplain evacuation routes improvement option will be developed by SMEC Australia.
  • Jacobs Engineering have begun preliminary investigation into the potential for the floodway house purchase scheme option.
  • Internationally recognised engineering firm CDM Smith have commenced preliminary works for the Bundaberg East levee option.
  • Bundaberg engineering specialists Harrison Infrastructure Group (HIG) have been appointed to commence preliminary design works for the Bundaberg North evacuation routes option.
  • The Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan Information Hub is now open at the Member for Bundaberg’s electorate office, Cnr Quay and Barolin Streets, Bundaberg.
  • The Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan was launched in Bundaberg on 6 June 2017.

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The 10-year Action Plan

Following the devastating 2013 floods, the Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government have worked with the Bundaberg community to identify actions to be taken to reduce flood risk to the people of Bundaberg, their homes, businesses and the local economy. The development of a 10-year action plan is part of a broader package of initiatives that are building Bundaberg’s resilience to flooding and is focused specifically on the delivery of key works and measures that aim to reduce the effects of flood events in the region.

The community will have ongoing input into the plan, to what is delivered and how it is delivered.

The action plan sets out key works and measures that will be progressed to determine how best to reduce flood risk in the Bundaberg region. It also outlines how stakeholders and community members will be involved in the design and delivery of these works and measures. The plan is a ‘living’ document that will be updated on an ongoing basis as option design and delivery, and engagement with the community and stakeholders, progresses.

The 10-year timeframe recognises that there is no one option that will solve flood risk and that a coordinated, structured and ongoing approach must be delivered that recognises and responds to changing needs and flood risk conditions.

The works and measures to be progressed over the coming years by the plan are drawn from the options identified in the Flood Mitigation Options Assessment Report. This report was developed by an independent consultant based on extensive community feedback and findings of previous technical studies, including those undertaken by the Bundaberg Regional Council in 2014. Download the Flood Mitigation Options Assessment report.

What will the plan do?

The action plan will, through involvement with the community, progress the four options recommended as an outcome of the Flood Mitigation Options Assessment Report. The works and measures to be progressed will be specific to each of the four options, with community involvement occurring for each option and for the progression of the plan as a whole.

What you have told us so far

Community and stakeholders have provided input into the identification of potential solutions and will be engaged on an ongoing basis regarding the action plan as a whole and the specific options within the plan.

During the development of the Flood Mitigation Options Assessment Report, significant feedback was received through written submissions, during information sessions and stakeholder meetings, and from the project information line. Feedback was provided for and against the 11 potential flood mitigation options. This feedback was an important input into the assessment process, and informed things like the weightings applied to assessment criteria and the refinement of scores attributed to social and economic benefits.

A summary of the engagement undertaken during the Bundaberg Flood Protection Study can be found here.

Community and stakeholder feedback will be regularly requested and will form an important part of the ongoing process of the action plan.

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Contact us

You can be involved in the plan and its implementation.

For questions, feedback or to receive regular updates, contact us on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or bundabergactionplan@dilgp.qld.gov.au.

Upcoming community engagement

  • Local Information Hub
  • Scheduled community information sessions
  • Options’ updates

How did we get here?

The action plan builds on the outcomes and findings of extensive community engagement and technical investigations and assessment. For further information regarding this process see here.



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How did we get here?


The 10-year action plan is the outcome of an extensive process of independent technical investigation and assessment, and community and stakeholder engagement. Since the devastating 2013 floods the Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government have been working with the community and independent experts to identify potential works that will provide flood mitigation solutions for the people of Bundaberg, their homes, businesses and the local economy.

The 10-year action plan is a commitment by the Queensland Government to build on work undertaken by the Bundaberg Regional Council, and harness the collective knowledge of the Bundaberg community, experts and government.

The plan has been informed by the two stage Bundaberg Flood Protection Study, completed in early 2017.

Stage 1 (undertaken in late 2015) – Reviewed previous work undertaken by Bundaberg Regional Council in 2013 and engagement with local communities in Bundaberg to gather information on flood behaviour and other possible solutions for flood management

Stage 2 (undertaken in 2016) – Assessed 11 flood mitigation options, including those identified by community members in Stage 1. Consultation on the findings of the preliminary options assessment was held with local communities and feedback was considered in completing the Bundaberg Flood Protection Study.

The Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan draws on the recommendations from the Stage 2 Flood Mitigation Options Assessment Report, to identify the works and measures to be progressed by the Plan.

To read the reports from the Bundaberg Flood Protection Study and find out further information regarding the assessment of options please see here.

The plan is based on a 10-year timeframe to recognise that there is no short-term solution to mitigating flood risk but that it will take an ongoing and structured effort, that brings together all levels of the government and community. The plan is based on this timeframe to enable a focus on ongoing, sustainable solutions for the people of Bundaberg.