Flood Reconstruction Boost For Ipswich Region

Flood Reconstruction Boost For Ipswich Region

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney

$130 Million Flood Reconstruction Boost For Ipswich Region

Victor P Taffa

The Ipswich region will receive an estimated $130.7 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 and reconstruction of Council infrastructure including roads, parks and recreation facilities that suffered damage from the disaster events of 2010-11.

“This year we’ve seen the completion of major reconstruction projects across the Ipswich region, including the $9 Million restoration of Colleges Crossing on the Brisbane River, the reconstruction of Joseph Brady Park at Barellan Point and the Alf William Bridge near Esk.” Mr. Seeney said.

“This funding will allow reconstruction and restoration projects like this to go ahead.”

“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.