RACQ welcomes home resilience funding

RACQ has applauded the State Government’s announcement it would renew funding for the regional Household Resilience Program, which would create jobs and decrease insurance premiums in north Queensland.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said many north Queensland homeowners saw significant reductions to their insurance premiums through the first round of funding. 

“Through the Household Resilience Program, Queenslanders can receive financial assistance to weather-proof homes making them less susceptible to damage from the wild weather often seen in the north,” Ms Ross said.  

“This will allow residents to make their homes safer for their families and could save them significantly on their annual insurance premiums. 

“Now more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to reduce household spending, and the affordability of insurance in north Queensland has been a major concern for some time.

“This will be welcome news to homeowners all over the State’s north.” 

Ms Ross said there was more good news for RACQ Home and Contents insurance members who took measures to proactively mitigate cyclone damage to their homes. 

“RACQ members could save further with a discount of up to 20 percent off the cyclone portion of their premium by taking simple steps to make their home more resilient,” she said. 

“These steps could include installing roof strappings or a roof replacement or installing opening protection.”