Final flood report handed down

Final flood report handed down

Posted on Wednesday, July 04 2012 at 9:09 AM

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has given his full support to the recommendations handed down to his government in the Queensland Floods Commission’s final report in response to last year’s devastating floods.

Of the 177 recommendations handed over to the Queensland
Government, 123 are state-related.

The recommendations cover areas ranging from the management
of Wivenhoe Dam during the floods, floodplain management, land use planning,
and the emergency response to the floods.

According to Newman, the Queensland Government will provide
$40 million in support to councils over three years to achieve their

“An additional $40 million will come from a new Floodplain
Security Scheme through our Royalties for the Regions initiative. We will also
be asking the Federal Government to contribute significantly to addressing
recommendations,” says Newman.

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