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South Burnett receives disaster assistance following February flood event

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The Australian Government has recently announced that disaster assistance is now available to South Burnett Regional Council to help clean-up and recover after the recent floods in February.

Provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The funding will provide financial support for counter disaster operations and restoration of essential public assets, such as roads.

During February 2020, the South Burnett experienced localised flooding throughout the region resulting in road closures and impacting on road infrastructure.

Council crews continue to repair and protect safety hazards on our roads. A contractor has been engaged to assess parts of the road network impacted by flood inundation. This will involve documenting the full extent of damage to understand the scale of the project, along with estimating the required resources and timeframe to repair all damage.

The detailed assessment of these roads will take a number of weeks to complete and repairs will be programmed over the coming months. Motorists should slow down and drive to the road conditions.

The majority of damage is to unsealed roads with a central band through the region appearing to be most affected. The funding will assist Council to restore the roads to their level of service prior to the storm event.

South Burnett Regional Council would like to thank the Australian Government for extending assistance through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to help recover from the February event.

Please direct any enquiries regarding the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements to Council’s Infrastructure team by phone on 4189 9100 or email Council. 

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