Flood Proof Rockhampton Airport

Flood Proof Rockhampton Airport

Queensland Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek

LNP Calls For Rocky Airport To Be Better Prepared For Floods

Victor P Taffa

State Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek is visiting flood-affected Rockhampton today and has called on the State and Federal Governments to better prepare Rockhampton Airport for floods.

Leader of the Liberal National Party, John-Paul Langbroek has been briefed by Senior Police and said the Airport Building and Runway needed to be able to withstand severe weather events, especially given the city has a history of Flooding.

“It is not good enough for Rockhampton Residents to be stranded for one month, or until the damage is repaired.” Mr. Langbroek said.

“Julia Gillard and Anna Bligh need to honour their commitment to the Region the local community and mitigate future risk of flood damage to the Rockhampton Airport.”

“The Local Government does not have the level of funds needed to undertake this degree of Construction.” Mr. Langbroek said.

“Rockhampton is Central Queensland’s business, education and administrative centre. It is Australia’s ‘Beef Capital’ and needs an all-weather, all-season Airport.” Mr. Langbroek said.

The Biggest Improvement to come out of the Destruction that Cyclone Tracy caused to Darwin in 1974 was the Implementation of new Building Codes to withstand Cyclones. Flood Proofing Rockhampton Airport is NO different.