Oct 20, 2019

Further funds to improve flood-damaged roads

Further funds to improve flood-damaged roads

Work to stabilise and reseal sections of Richmond to Winton Road, Burke Development Road and Gilliat-McKinlay Road is among the projects covered with an extra $15.7 million allocated to rebuild flood-damaged roads.

Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the funding for priority projects was part of the joint Commonwealth and Queensland Government’s $134.5 million Infrastructure Package.

“This money will not only restore three important roads, it’ll improve them,” Mr Littleproud said.

“They will be safer and more reliable for local communities during and after storms.

“We’re committed to working with the state so communities are better prepared for future disasters.”

While immediate restoration works were undertaken as soon as flood waters subsided, betterment funding allows damaged essential public assets such as roads to be repaired to a higher standard, making them more resilient in the future.

Burdekin Shire Council will also share in the funding, receiving more than $137,000 to restore access routes to Plantation Park and Mount Inkerman Lookout.

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