The Agency

The North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA) was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 1 March 2019 to assist with the immediate response, recovery and reconstruction efforts in support of North, Far North and Western Queensland communities affected by heavy rainfall and wide-spread flooding in early 2019.

The Agency represents the Government’s long-term commitment to rebuild the region long after the flood waters have receded.

The Agency is led by the Honourable Shane L Stone AC PGDK QC, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Advisory Board.

NQLIRA is responsible for:

  • Leading the Commonwealth’s recovery and reconstruction activities in flood affected areas following the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough (25 January – 14 February 2019).
  • Working with stakeholders, develop and coordinate the delivery of a long-term plan for the recovery and reconstruction of these areas.
  • Advise the Prime Minister on how existing and new Commonwealth policies and programs can best contribute to recovery and reconstruction efforts.
  • Coordinate information so livestock producers and communities know the support available to them and how to access it.

The guiding principle for the Agency is ‘Locally led, locally understood and locally implemented.’