North and north-west Queensland communities will benefit from more than $10 million to repair, rebuild and reinforce infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough.
Under the backdrop of the worst economic disaster in a generation, Queensland’s ongoing recovery efforts from the 2019 bushfires continue with a $36.8 million investment to support the state’s most heavily bushfire-impacted communities.
“The Queensland residential building industry remains on track to experience a significant downturn in building activity in the fourth quarter of the year,” says HIA Queensland Executive Director Mike Roberts.
Half of the projects in a $30 million betterment program have been completed improving flood immunity and resilience on key Queensland road links that were impacted by the 2019 North and Far North Queensland monsoon trough.
Communities across southern and eastern Queensland impacted by devastating bushfires in 2019 will receive funding to employ Community Development Officers to help lead long-term recovery efforts.
Communities impacted by flooding in Far North and North Queensland in early 2019 will benefit from more than $9 million in grant funding for 119 local projects to boost flood recovery and resilience.
Landholders, drought-declared local governments, industry bodies and natural resource management groups are invited to apply for another round of funding under the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative, which supports projects that combat pest animals and weeds.
A peak employer association in Queensland has called on the State Government to reinforce the measures announced by the Federal Government to support the State’s businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
SunWater is continuing to work towards the delivery of the Rookwood Weir. Work has begun on some of the enabling works and the main contractor of the weir itself is expected to be appointed in mid 2020.
Up to 13 weeks income support is now available for those worst-hit by the bushfires in the Gladstone, Gympie and Ipswich council areas.