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.

Package Status Update
Works Package 01; EwanLaroona Approximately 89% 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; HillgroveNiall 100% complete

Currently completing screening.

Roads completed - Allensleigh, Amelia Downs, Emu Valley, Hillgrove, Kangerong, Maryvale, Niall and Spring Park.

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

Currently working on screening variation, contruction works are 100% complete.

Roads completed - Bodalla, Fern Springs, Glencoe, Leichardt, Lochwall, Myola Station, Myola, Myrrlumbing, Myrrlumbing Station, Somerset and Toomba.

Works Package 05; ConjuboyCraiglee Approximately 98% complete

Roads completed - Borefield, Conjuboy, Craiglee, Greenvale Station, Jervoise, Lucky Downs, Tarroni, Veenee and Upsan Downs.

Works Package 06; Blue Range Approximately 99% complete

Currently completing rock protection works.

Roads completed - Blue Range, Christmas Creek, Kallanda, Kangaroo Hills, Kilclooney, Mount Fox, Mount Fullstop Road and Oak Hill Road.

Works Package 07; Valley of Lagoons 100% complete

Roads completed - Craigs Pocket, Gilldale, Lava Plains, Craigs Pocket, Lincoln Springs, Poison Lake, Rhonella Park, Reedybrook, Valley of Lagoons and Wairuna.

Works Package 08; Gregory Springs Approximately 87% complete

Currently on Mount Stewart Road.

Roads completed - Bahr, Ballabay, Capeville, Cargoon, Clarke Hills, Cornelia, Goldsborough, Gregory Springs Road, Lolworth, Lowholm, Oakvale, Peronne, Pilcher, Reedy Springs, Springfern and Yering Roads.

Works Package 09; Fletchervale 100% complete

Roads completed - Fletchervale Station, Fletchervale, Southwick and Talavera Roads.

Works Package 10; Dotswood Approximately 96% complete

Roads completed - Castle Farm, Tomato Springs, Virginia Park, Burdekin Downs,  Bivouac Junction, Box Forest, Delaym, Dotswood, Fanning Downs, Forest Home, Lancewood, Meadowvale, Mirambeena, Myrtlevale, Oakey Park, Paynes Lagoon, Macrossan Park & Pidegeon Box, Quilps Roads.

Works Package 11; Burdekin Falls Approximately 98% complete

Roads completed - Amity, Avoca Vale, Cadio, Cardington, Cemetery, Collopy, Deighton, Ellenvale, Elliott, Elphinstone, Fanning, Glenkirk, Glenroy, Griffin, Kearney, Kirk River, Lennox, London, McIlwaine, Mount Ravenswood, Murphy, Paige, Range View, Robert, Ryans, Silver Valley and Taranna, White Blow Roads.

Works Package 12; Lornesleigh Approximately 100% complete

Currently on Lornsleigh, Mount Cooper and Saint Pauls Roads.

Roads completed - Bruslee, Cranbourne Park, Harvest Home, Harvest Home Station, Mount Elsie, Pallamana, Rocky Downs and Slogan Downs Roads.

Wworks Package 13; Environs Approximately 35% complete

Currently on Hulls Road.

Roads completed - Alexandra, Ashglen, Bluff, Bonnie Doon, Britannia, Broughton View, Cowards, Davis, Daybreak, Dimond, Flat Rock, O'Reilys, Fenton Grove Mountain View, Ringers Rest, Steel, Wilson, Wokolena Lane and Thomasson Roads.

Works Package 14; ScartwaterMt Hope Approximately 75% complete

Currently on Scartwater Road

Roads completed - Bundabaroo, Caerphilly, Dandenong, Hanging Rock, Mount Hope and Saint Anns Roads.

Works Package 15; HelensleeTrafalgar Approximately 76% complete

Currently on Trafalgar Road.

Roads completed - Allan Hills, Barrington, Braceborough, Bletchington Park, Corea, Corea Plains Station, Esplanade Street, Helenslee, Hot Air, Ibis Drive, Kookaburra Drive, Lakeview, Liontown Station, Magpie, Mountain View Station, Pajingo, Pajingo Station, Railway Street, Redlands, Tarangie and Thalanga Station Roads.

Works Package 16; LongtonYarrowmere Approximately 38% complete

Currently on Longton Road.

Roads completed - Aerodrome, Binkar, Cemetery, Dump, Glen Houghton, Lauderdale, Lyons Creek, Milray, Neworra, Old Cape, Pan and Wantima.

Works Package 17; Lake Buchanan Approximately 50% complete

Currently on Lake Buchanan Road.

Roads completed - Dawsonvale, Jumba, Mirtna and Taemas Roads.

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 Authority website at www.qra.qld.gov.au/funding/drfa.