In Response to: March 2023 Floods

Location: Burketown, Doomadgee, and Gregory

Status: Complete

Dates: 22 April 2023 – 11 May 2023

EOIs are now closed for this operation.

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QLD Flood  Recovery Operation

Between 7 and 9 March 2023, 533mm of rain fell across the Nicholson, Gregory, and Leichardt River catchments in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This rainfall caused major flooding in the communities of Burketown, Doomadgee, and Gregory. More than 96 residents from across the area were evacuated.

Many of the residents have now returned to the area. Although the community has made some progress with the clean-up, the flooding caused significant damage to infrastructure and property.

At the request of Queensland Reconstruction Authority, National Emergency Management Agency and Burke Shire Council, DRA deployed a small team of experienced volunteers to assist with recovery tasks.

Area of Operations

Burketown, Gregory, and Doomadgee

Recovery Taskings for
Operation Carrington

As part of Operation Carrington, DRA provided the following capabilities:

· Damage and Impact Assessments

· Debris Removal

· Clean up of affected and damaged properties