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    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Major flood protection for Mundubbera

    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Major flood protection for Mundubbera

    Mundubbera’s flood resilience will be greatly improved with an earthen flood levee to be built through the Newman Government’s record investment in flood and disaster mitigation projects to protect Queensland communities.

    Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the 2013 floods were the largest on record for the North Burnett.

    “The floods did a great deal of damage in Mundubbera, with an estimated 72 homes and 11 businesses hit by floodwaters with the damage bill topping $20 million,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “The new levee will include storm water drainage that will save an estimated 61 homes and 8 businesses and protect council’s sewerage infrastructure.”

    Mr Crisafulli said more than 40 councils would spend almost $52 million from the 2014-15 Disaster Mitigation and Resilience Funding program on more than 80 projects.

    Projects include new levees and temporary flood barriers, road-raising, major drainage and stormwater upgrades, improvements to evacuation routes and the installation of rainfall and river height warning systems.  

    “Our strong plan to protect Queensland communities means we are working with local councils to literally move heaven and earth to protect and prepare homes and livelihoods,” he said.

    “Queenslanders have been pushed to the brink in the past few years and we are doing everything we can to not only protect them but make them stronger.

    “The works will also provide a much-needed financial boost to communities through jobs and lower insurance premiums.

    “Disasters can strike at any time but the Newman Government’s strong plan to protect communities for the long term will ensure a brighter future for all Queenslanders.”

    The 2014-15 Disaster Mitigation and Resilience Funding program is being delivered through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program-Flood Response, Royalties for the Regions and the joint Federal and State National Disaster Resilience Program.

    [ENDS] 17 June 2014

    Media Contact: Andrew Longmire 0418 216 627