North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough; 25 January - 14 February 2019

Following the above declared event of 25 January - 14 February 2019, the proposed programme of works following the February/March 2018 Flood event (Details below) has been reset.  

As a result of the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough experienced early this year, assistance has been activated for the area formally defined as “Communities within North and Far North Queensland affected by the monsoon trough and significant rainfall and flooding, 25 January – 14 February 2019”.  

Reconstruction works have been jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA) for the Council was activated on 1 February 2019.

To date Council have submitted 13 submissions to QRA, twelve of which have been approved and a further siz (6) works packages to be submitted before March 2020.  Each package is named after the dominant arterial road in the package but REPA works will be undertaken on lower order roads associated with each package, if works have been identified.

Details on the roads involved in these packages can be found below, along with an update on works to date as at 24 October 2019, or alternatively view the live map here.

Package Status Update
Works Package 01; Ewan_Laroona   Approximately 50% complete  
Works Package 02; Hillgrove_Niall Approximately 50% complete  
Works Package 03; Jessie Springs 100% complete  
Works Package 04; Myola Approximately 50% complete  
Works Package 05; Conjuboy_Craiglee Approximately 15% complete  
Works Package 06; Blue Range 0% Works due to commence
Works Package 07; Valley of Lagoons Approximately 10% complete  
Works Package 08; Gregory Springs Approximately 5% complete  
Works Package 09; Fletervale 0% Preferred tenderer identified
Works Package 10; Dotswood Approximately 5% complete  
Works Package 11; Burdekin Falls 0% Preferred tenderer identified
Works Package 12; Lornesleigh 0% Preferred tenderer identified
Works Package 13; Environs 0% Out to tender
Works Package 14; Scartwater_Mt Hope 0% Tender closed
Works Package 15; Helenslee_Trafalgar 0% Preferred tenderer identified
Works Package 16; Longton_Yarrowmere 0% Tender closed
Works Package 17; Lake Buchanan 0% Tender closed

 

How does flood damage affect works to roads?

The following fact sheet provides an overview of the process that Council is required to follow after an event.  CDO, Emergent & REPA Works

Roads contained within each works package

Roads contained within each works package can be found here.

More about Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

The DRFA continues the joint Commonwealth/State Government funding initiative, providing financial assistance to help communities recover from eligible disasters.

Following the extreme weather event of January/February this year, it is estimated that 60 - 70% of the region’s approximately 4,108 km road network has been affected and identified as requiring works via Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).  

For more information about the DRFA program visit the the Queensland Government , Queensland Reconstruction Authtority website at www.qra.qld.gov.au/funding/drfa.