$10 Million to Repair Monsoon Damage
The projects represent the final tranche to be approved through the Australian and Queensland governments’ $134.5 million infrastructure package.
Burdekin Shire Council
o Install rock protection along Hodel Road, $83,000 Cassowary Coast Regional Council
o Replace existing Blackman Road surface with cement treatment gravel and bitumen seal, $139,000
Cook Shire Council
o Replace existing causeways with concrete causeways on two sections of Battlecamp Road, $326,000
Department of Transport and Main Roads
o Stabilise and seal section of Richmond-Winton Road, $5 million
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
o Raise the height of Elim Road and install bitumen seal, $1.1 million
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council
o Construct concrete causeways along Pascoe Farms Road, $647,000
Mareeba Shire Council
o Construct causeway on Fossilbrook Road, $328,000
o Construct culvert on Shanty Creek Road North, $184,000
o Construct causeway on Clacherty Road, $45,000
Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council
o Construct concrete floodways along Pormpuraaw Road and stabilise and seal section, $1.5 million
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
o Construct rock gabion baskets on Bloomfield Falls Road, $545,000
Recreational asset projects:
Cairns Regional Council
o Replace gravel on Mount Whitfield Conservation Emergency Access Road and reinstate rock drainage, $67,000
These projects are being delivered through the $242 million exceptional circumstances package jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said a total of 35 councils and two state agencies have shared in funding to deliver 139 projects that build regional resilience throughout Queensland.
Delivery of the projects will be rolled out until June 2021.