Flood Recovery Forum

Watch the Flood Recovery forum replay here.


On Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00pm (AEST) we hosted a free webinar and Q&A opportunity for all flood affected residents and organisations in Queensland. 

Queensland's leading experts on architectural design, horticulture & landscaping, and community response & support discussed ways we can respond in our homes and across our communities so that we can be more resilient and adaptive in the face of increasing climate risk, and future storm and flood events. Click the link, or watch the full video below information on our expert speakers.

Flood Recovery Forum | Queensland Conservation Council


Here's more links to resources from the speakers, with even more below. 

Jerry Coleby-Williams 

JDA Co their slides here and their resource on pontoon homes

Community+ with Jane Holden's presentation here

BCC Flood mapping

Expert Speakers: 

Jerry Coleby-Williams, Freelance curator, conservationist, author and founder of Bellis, Brisbane’s award-winning sustainable house and garden.

Jerry is qualified in horticultural estate management, arboriculture, landscape design, horticultural and botanical sciences. 

Jerry also serves in several other roles as: Director of the Seed Savers’ Network; Patron, National Toxics Network; Patron, Householders’ Options for Protecting the Environment; Patron, Bat Conservation and Rescue (Queensland).

Sam Bowstead & Libby Ba-Pe, JDA Co.  

JDA Co. are a Brisbane based, leading architectural and design firm with some of the best expertise nationally in adapting homes and urban environments to withstand floods, cyclones, bushfires, storm surges and extreme heat.

They are also the preferred practice and deliver climate-resilient design guidelines for governments, councils and businesses.

Jane Holden, Vice President of Community Plus+ and Sustainable Development practitioner

Jane lives in Annerley and volunteers with Community Plus+, a grassroots organisation that has been helping people throughout the Brisbane Inner South to feel safer, connected and more in control of their lives for over 30 years. Currently Community Plus+ operates West End Community House, the Yeronga Community Centre, Annerley Outreach and QSTARS Tenants Advice Service.

The Yeronga Community Centre was born out of the 2011 community flood response effort and now again in 2022 is playing a vital support and mobilising role. Jane is also a Sustainable Development practitioner and has been involved in designing and delivering resilient housing projects to increase resilience to climate change.

MC: Dave Copeman, Director of Queensland Conservation Council - brought to you by Queensland Conservation Council, and other community collaborators.

Brisbane Sustainability Agency  


Flood recovery resources for residents and organisations 

Insurance Council of Australia 


Brisbane City Council  

https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/contact  Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 07 3403 8888. 


Tenants Queensland  



Neighbourhood Centres Queensland 



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