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Council puts flood levees on agenda for public meeting

FLOOD levees for Emerald are on the agenda for discussion at a public meeting called by the Central Highlands Regional Council to explore mitigation measures.

Mayor Peter Maguire said options including a dam diversion and a new dam would also be put on the table from flood study modelling done in reports commissioned by KBR and C&R.

"The sessions are to explain to people what was done since the last community meeting, present some possible mitigation outcomes from modelling done by KBR and C&R, talk about the funding we have secured and the insurance situation," Cr Maguire said.

"The thing is there are a lot of people with ideas about what they believe should happen, but we want people to come along with an open mind and listen."

Premier Campbell Newman recently gave $5 million for flood mitigation works under the railway bridge over the Nogoa River.

The Federal Government yesterday announced a $45m support package to help Queenslanders recover and rebuild after the Australia Day floods.

Landowners and small business owners in the Duaringa and Dawson areas can now access concessional interest rate loans and freight subsidies and clean-up grants of $25,000.

The Commonwealth will also commit $40m to a Betterment Fund to rebuild and flood-proof council-owned roads and assets.

The Emerald flood mitigation meeting will be held on Monday, March 25. Sessions are 9.30am-12.30pm and 6.30-9.30pm. Pre-registration is essential.

The council will release more details soon.


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