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Queensland Government commits $3m for Roma flood levee

The State Government has committed $3m in flood measures for Roma and Mitchell.
The State Government has committed $3m in flood measures for Roma and Mitchell.

THE State Government has committed its down payment of a third of the cost of the proposed Roma levee as well as other local flood measures.

Minister for Local Government David Crisafulli announced on the weekend $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.

"In a state like Queensland, no one can afford to be complacent about preventing damage from natural disasters," Mr Crisafulli said.

"It's not a matter of if there's the next big flood, it's a matter of being prepared when it happens."

With the Roma levee expected to cost $9m, Maranoa Council is now expecting the state to lobby on its behalf for another third of the funding from Canberra.

Mayor Rob Loughnan said Council was exploring a range of avenues to advocate for federal contribution to Maranoa's flood mitigation, including, but not limited to the Regional Development Australia Fund.

Warrego MP Howard Hobbs said  funding to help councils deliver the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry recommendations had been provided to the Maranoa Regional Council.

"Mitchell was badly affected by the floods but this project will improve the streetscape and public amenities, improving the maintenance at the council complex," Mr Hobbs said.

What the State Government has committed:

Roma Flood Mitigation Project - Levee Construction  - $2,720 000

Relocate and Elevate Pump Station in Mitchell -  $720,000

Mitchell North Rainfall Intensity Monitoring and Installation of Gauges  $34,848

Topics:  flood levee, maranoa council, mitchell, roma flood, state government


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