Progress on QLD's expensive flood reconstruction

TWO years after Cyclone Yasi hit Queensland, the $12.2 billion program to rebuild the state is making good progress – with more than $6.1 billion in works delivered and a further $4.5B in the pipeline.
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Staff Reporter

With a special focus on southeast Queensland, acting premier Jeff Seeney said more than $910 million in flood and cyclone reconstruction works had been delivered across the region.

One of the biggest single achievements is the completion of a $57 million project to reconstruct the Cunningham Highway at Cunningham’s Gap.

Other reconstruction works include the rebuilding of roads, parks, waterways, drainage systems, sea and river walls across Brisbane, as well as the $11 million rebuilding of Colleges Crossing recreation reserve at Chuwar.

But despite good progress, Seeney said the recovery effort was far from over.

“Another $700 million of funding to repair flood and cyclone damage in the south east is currently in the pipeline,” Seeney said.

The reconstruction program will continue well into 2013, with work on the $70 million Brisbane Riverwalk replacement due to start in April.

Projects such as Stokes Bridge at Silverdale in the Scenic Rim region and Mt Sylvia Road in the Lockyer Valley are scheduled for mid-year completion.

Funding for the reconstruction program has been delivered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements – a joint federal (75%) and state (25%) initiative.

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