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

Following the above declared event of 25 January - 14 February 2019, the proposed program 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, 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.

Council has submitted the below work packages to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA).  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, or alternatively view the live map here.

Package Status Update
Works Package 01; Ewan_Laroona   Approximately 50% complete

Currently on Valpre Road.

Roads completed - Kirkland Downs, Endeavour Battery Rad, Ewan Road, Furber Road, Horseshoe Bend, McLennan Road, Reserve Road, Shrimp Battery Road and Valley Road.

Works Package 02; Hillgrove_Niall Approximately 50% complete

Currently on Niall Road.

Roads completed - Allensleigh, Emu Valley and Hillgrove.

Works Package 03; Jessie Springs 100% complete  
Works Package 04; Myola Approximately 50% complete

Currently on Myola & Myrrlumbing Roads.

Roads completed - Amarra, Lochwall, Somerset and Toomba.

Works Package 05; Conjuboy_Craiglee Approximately 15% complete

Currently on Craiglee Road.

Roads completed - Borefield, Conjuboy, Lucky Downs and Upsan Downs.

Works Package 06; Blue Range 0% Works due to commence
Works Package 07; Valley of Lagoons Approximately 10% complete

Currently on Valley of Lagoons Road (Camel Creek end).

Roads completed - Gilldale, Lava Plains, Craigs Pocket and Reedybrook.

Works Package 08; Gregory Springs Approximately 5% complete Currently on Gregory Springs Road.
Works Package 09; Fletervale 0% Preferred tenderer identified
Works Package 10; Dotswood Approximately 5% complete

Currently on Virginia Park and Bivouac Junction Roads.

Roads completed - Fanning Downs, Macrossan Park & Burdekin Downs Roads.

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 2019, 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.