In response to the 2011 floods, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority made funding available through SEQ Catchments to Somerset and Lockyer Valley Regional Councils to assist landholders in building flood resilience into the future.
In addition to loss of life and damage to houses and property the floodwaters impacted heavily on the land they went over, washing away soil, knocking over trees and fences, scouring creeks and spreading weeds to areas where they were not found before the floods.
To assist landholders and to rehabilitate the local catchments funding was directed towards new initiatives:
- Grants to local landholders to enable landholders to do their own rehabilitation.
- Project teams working along select reaches of the Lockyer Creek to undertake coordinated rehabilitation of the main creek.
Funding from the Queensland Reconstruction Authority was also utilised to fund clean-ups along some waterways.