Flood Recovery Taskforce Considers Capital Works River System Repairs

Flood Recovery Taskforce Considers Capital Works River System Repairs

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff

Fixing Our Flood Damaged Rivers

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said the Tasmanian Government is working to ensure the long term recovery of our rivers in the wake of the devastating floods across Tasmania in June.

“We understand that our river systems are the lifeblood for our farmers and rural communities, that’s why we have commissioned a study into what needs to be done to rehabilitate rivers, which suffered significant damage, including major erosion and changes to river courses.”

“The study will determine what capital works will be supported to assist in stabilisation, remediation and future flood mitigation measures.”

Flood Recovery Taskforce is already working with the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, undertaking preliminary assessment work to determine the level of restoration and stabilisation work that is required.

Areas included in the study are as follows:

  • Mersey and Dasher river system,
  • Leven River,
  • Inglis and Flowerdale catchments,
  • Lobster Rivulet,
  • Blackwood Creek.

Other catchments include:

  • Georges,
  • Ouse,
  • Lake,
  • Meander,
  • North Esk,
  • South Esk.

The Tasmanian State Government is continuing to work with the Commonwealth Government on potential future funding agreements.