Minderoo Foundation stands ready to support the Queensland government, emergency and relief authorities, partners, and people affected by the floods.
While in Gladstone, Minderoo Foundation Chairman Dr Andrew Forrest AO spoke with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and offered the assistance of Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience initiative.
The Fire and Flood Resilience initiative was established after the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires and works with partners and communities before, during and after extreme weather events such as floods to prepare, protect and actively stop these events from becoming disasters.
CEO of the Fire and Flood Resilience initiative, Adrian Turner, said there were economic, societal and environmental benefits to being well-prepared ahead of natural disasters.
“We need to urgently disaster-proof Australia by investing in resilience-building before extreme weather events occur so that we can reduce the large-scale harm caused and bounce back stronger,” said Mr Turner.
A team from Minderoo Foundation will be on the ground in Queensland working with emergency and relief organisations from early this week.
Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, we are a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, with eight key initiatives spanning from ocean research and ending slavery, to collaboration in cancer and community projects.