Project partners

The Resilience Profiles project is a pilot research project that has been funded through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program to develop “Resilience Profiles” for three diverse Queensland communities. The lead agency is the Queensland Council of Social Service in partnership with Griffith University’s Urban Research Program.

Queensland Council of Social Service

QCOSS is a peak statewide body the social and community service sector. For over fifty years, QCOSS has worked to eliminate poverty and disadvantage in our society. QCOSS is a member-based organisation, with approximately 650 members state-wide, including peak bodies, advocacy and consumer groups, service providers, mutual support and self help groups as well as individuals.

QCOSS works towards a vision of a fair, inclusive and sustainable Queensland by; providing a voice for and with Queenslanders affected by poverty and inequality; through leading on issues of significance to the social, health and community sectors at a state level; and by contributing to a national voice on these issues through the nation-wide network of state and territory Councils and the Australian Council of Social Service.

Griffith University Urban Research Program (URP)

Established in 2003 as a strategic research and community engagement initiative of Griffith University, the URP is the largest dedicated urban research grouping in Australia.

The strategic foci of the URP are research and advocacy in an urban and regional context. The program seeks to improve understanding of, and develop innovative responses to Australia's urban challenges and opportunities. It does this through conducting and disseminating research, advocating new policy directions, and by providing training assistance. URP research produces new knowledge for policy, regulatory and community frameworks that seek to manage change and engender sustainable urban development.  

Natural Disaster Resilience Program

The NDRP is a four year disaster mitigation and community resilience competitive grant program and is funded through shared contributions of the Australian Government, the Queensland Government, and eligible applicants. The NDRP vision is “to reduce Queensland communities’ vulnerability to natural hazards by supporting regional councils and other stakeholders to build community resilience.” This vision is supported by the following broad objectives:

  • reduce community vulnerability to natural hazards
  • support local governments and others to build community resilience and increase self-reliance
  • promote innovation through a focus on building partnerships between sectors, and supporting volunteering,
  • encourage a regional or catchment area approach to mitigation, and potential impacts due to climate change and ensure that NDRP funding is utilised in an efficient way.