Queensland announces more flood funding
The Queensland Government has announced $13.4 million worth of project funding to assist the state councils deliver the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry recommendations.
The funding is the first instalment of a $40 million fund to be rolled out over the coming three years.
Local Government Minister, David Crisafulli, said that the funding will be delivered to local councils, who he said are in the best position to deliver key projects for their communities.
“We’ll do our bit to help them by getting the money from this year’s budget out to them as soon as possible,” Mr Crisafulli said.
Funding announced included:
- $2.3 million for Lockyer Valley Regional Council for a 3 kilometre levee around Forest Hill and a 7 kilometre levee around Laidley, overland flow maps for Plainland, Gatton South and Summerhorn areas, a comprehensive flood study for Regency Downs, and planning and approvals to increase Gatton Creek capacity
- $3.5 million for Maranoa Regional Council for a 6.5 kilometre levee in Roma, rainfall intensity monitoring gauges, and the relocation of the Mitchell pump station
- $163,260 for Balonne Shire Council to stop backflow from drains in St George and Mungindi, a flood pump for the Dirranbandi levee, and council disaster co-ordination software
- $1.6 million for Brisbane City Council for flood studies and gauges in the Brisbane River at Moggill, Jindalee, Fairfield/Tennyson and Bulimba/Hawthorne. Flood gauge boards will also be erected along Edward Street in Brisbane City.