Flood Reconstruction Boost For Brisbane

Flood Reconstruction Boost For Brisbane

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney

$147 Million Flood Reconstruction Boost For Brisbane

Victor P Taffa

Brisbane will receive an estimated $147.7 Million in funding in the 2012-13 financial year to progress flood restoration works, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney announced today.

Provided to local governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), Mr. Seeney said the funding would continue the restoration of Brisbane City Council infrastructure including local roads, parks and recreation facilities.

“This funding will continue the restoration and reconstruction of Riverwalk, which was decimated during the 2011 flood, and the construction of brand new ferry and CityCat terminals across the network.” Mr. Seeney said.

 

“Over the next few months, people will see continued activity from crew’s right around Queensland as they get on with the job of restoring flood-damaged sections of our vital road network.”

“This funding builds on the good work already achieved by Councils in the region.”

“Additionally, approximately $120 Million in joint state and federal funding will be spent across the state this financial year to assist Councils with repairs to severely damaged water and sewerage infrastructure, and continued disaster clean-up work.” Mr. Seeney said.

Queensland’s reconstruction program is being delivered under the NDRRA program, a joint Federal (75%) and State (25%) Government initiative.

The $12.2 Billion program of works to rebuild Queensland is progressing, with more than $5.4 Billion of NDRRA reconstruction works already delivered and a further $2.9 Billion plus underway.