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    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Next stage of Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan to get underway

    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Next stage of Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan to get underway

    Community information sessions begin today to update the Bundaberg region on concept designs and preliminary technical investigations for the four projects in the Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan.

    The Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan is a roadmap to reducing the flood risk to the people of Bundaberg.

    Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said it was important the community was kept up to date on the plan.

    “Having met with Bundaberg residents who have been affected by flooding and heard first-hand how it affected them, I know how important it is that they are kept informed about this plan,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

    “The first sessions will present preliminary designs of the Upper Flood Plain Evacuation Improvements.

    “This includes upgrading the 4WD tracks in Pine Creek, Givelda and Electra, as well as raising the Perry River Bridge on Walla Road for Morganville and Goodnight Scrub

    “We will have consultants on hand to explain the engineering design concepts, possible routes and to answer questions on the important issues.

    “I stress, no decisions have been made about any of the options, however these investigations will guide the projects to the next stage of detailed designs and costings, before a further decision is made on construction.”

    The projects to be investigated in the Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan are:

    • Bundaberg North Evacuation Route Improvements to give a large number of residents better access to the Don Tallon Bridge
    • Bundaberg East Levee to provide a moderate to high reduction in flood risk for a large part of Bundaberg East, South and parts of the CBD.
    • Upper Flood Plain Evacuation Improvements will significantly reduce the time the towns of Goodnight Scrub, Morganville, Pine Creek, Givelda and Electra would be isolated.
    • Floodway House Purchase Scheme for the voluntary purchase or relocation through a land-swap of select residential blocks in Bundaberg North that are deemed to be in a floodway with high depths and velocities.

    The first community information sessions are:

    WHAT: Upper Flood Plain Evacuation Improvements – 4WD tracks at Pine Creek, Givelda and Electra

    DATE: Tuesday 27 March 2018

    TIME:  10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm

    WHERE: Pine Creek Hall, Corner of Pine Creek Road and Haylocks Road, Pine Creek

    WHAT: Upper Flood Plain Evacuation Improvements – Perry River Bridge for communities in Goodnight Scrub and Morganville

    DATE: Wednesday 28 March 2018

    TIME:  10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm

    WHERE: Goodnight Scrub Hall, 333 Goodnight Scrub Road, Morganville

    Further sessions on other projects are planned and will be advised as soon as possible.

    For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/bundabergactionplan

    Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548