Council to seek funding for storm damage road repairs

Toowoomba Regional Council is finalising submissions for disaster assistance to repair roads damaged by the South West Queensland trough 14-17 December 2018.

Council’s Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Infrastructure Committee Cr Carol Taylor said the trough on 16 December 2018 caused damage to a number of roads in the western part of the Region.

“The South West Queensland Trough caused damage across a wide area of the western parts of our Region, from Bowenville south to Millmerran,” Cr Taylor said.

“Council crews worked to make the roads passable soon after the event and then mobile devices were used in the field to capture information about the damage.

“Council has now reviewed and assessed the damage and is in the process of finalising detailed submissions for funding the repair works.

“Repair works will include gravel re-sheeting of roads, desilting culverts and table drains and debris removal.

“Council is working collaboratively with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and will keep the community informed about the repair works once the program of works has been approved.

“Our teams will work closely with property owners to minimise any disruptions during the works.

“We appreciate the community’s patience and co-operation and understand the impact that flood damage can have on rural communities.

Eligible works will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

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