Flood Damage - DRFA
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.
|Works Package 01; Ewan_Laroona||Approximately 92% complete||
Currently completing culverts and sealed sections.
Roads completed - Chicks, Burdekin (Paluma), Kirkland Downs, Endeavour Battery, Ewan, Furber, Horseshoe Bend, McLennan, New Moon, Laroona Station, Lassie Creek, Reserve, Shrimp Battery, Starbright, Valpre and Valley.
|Works Package 02; Hillgrove_Niall||Approximately 68% complete||
Currently on Niall Road.
Roads completed - Allensleigh, Amelia Downs, Emu Valley, Hillgrove, Kangerong, Maryvale and Spring Park.
|Works Package 03; Jessie Springs||100% complete|
|Works Package 04; Myola||Approximately 79% complete||
Currently on Myola and Myrrlumbing Roads.
Roads completed - Bodalla, Fern Springs, Glencoe, Leichardt, Lochwall, Myola Station, Myrrlumbing Station, Somerset and Toomba.
|Works Package 05; Conjuboy_Craiglee||Approximately 47% complete||
Currently on Craiglee Road
Roads completed - Borefield, Conjuboy, Greenvale Station, Jervoise, Lucky Downs, Tarroni, Veenee and Upsan Downs.
|Works Package 06; Blue Range||Approximately 34% complete||
Currently on Mount Fullstop Road.
Roads completed - Christmas Creek and Mount Fullstop Road.
|Works Package 07; Valley of Lagoons||Approximately 74% complete||
Currently on Valley of Lagoons and Poison Lake Road.
Roads completed - Craigs Pocket, Gilldale, Lava Plains, Craigs Pocket, Lincoln Springs, Rhonella Park, Reedybrook and Wairuna.
|Works Package 08; Gregory Springs||Approximately 22% complete||
Currently on Gregory Springs, Ballabay and Capeville Roads.
Roads completed - Lolworth, Lowholm.
|Works Package 09; Fletervale||Approximately 26% complete||
Currently on Fletchervale Road.
Roads completed - Fletchervale Station Road.
|Works Package 10; Dotswood||Approximately 31% complete||
Currently on Dotswood, Castle Farm and Tomato Springs Roads
Roads completed - Virginia Park, Burdekin Downs, Bivouac Junction, Box Forest, Delaym, Forest Home, Meadowvale, Oakey Park, Fanning Downs, Macrossan Park & Pidegeon Box Roads.
|Works Package 11; Burdekin Falls||Approximately 21% complete||
Currently on Cardington Road.
Roads completed - Amity, Ellenvale, Ryans and Taranna Roads.
|Works Package 12; Lornesleigh||Approximately 1% complete||Currently on Bruslee, Harvest Home, Lornesleigh, Mount Elsie and Rocky Downs Roads.|
|Works Package 13; Environs||0%||Preferred tenderer identified|
|Works Package 14; Scartwater_Mt Hope||0%||Preferred tenderer identified|
|Works Package 15; Helenslee_Trafalgar||Approximately 1% complete||Currently on Barrington Road.|
|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.