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   Works started in July; Approximately 15% complete Complete: Horseshoe Bend, McLennan, Reserve, Valley 
Under Construction: Endeavour Battery, Ewan, Furber, Shrimp Battery
Works Package 02; Hillgrove_Niall Works started in July; Approximately 20% complete Complete: Hillgrove
Under Construction: Allensleigh, Niall
Works Package 03; Jessie Springs Works started in late September Under Construction: 12 Mile, Junction Creek, Jessie Springs
Works Package 04; Myola Works started in October Under Construction: Myola
Works Package 05; Conjuboy_Craiglee Works scheduled to commence early November  
Works Package 06; Blue Range Contractor being determined; Works yet to commence  
Works Package 07; Valley of Lagoons Currently being advertised  
Works Package 08; Gregory Springs Currently being advertised  
Works Package 09; Fletervale Currently being advertised  
Works Package 10; Dotswood Works yet to commence  
Works Package 11; Burdekin Falls Submissions being prepared  
Works Package 12; Lornesleigh Submissions being prepared  
Works Package 13; Environs Submissions being prepared  
Works Package 14; Scartwater_Mt Hope Submissions being prepared  
Works Package 15; Helenslee_Trafalgar Submissions being prepared  
Works Package 16; Longton_Yarrowmere Submissions being prepared  
Works Package 17; Lake Buchanan Submissions being prepared  

 

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

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.