The affects of Cyclone Marcia are still being felt across the region.
The affects of Cyclone Marcia are still being felt across the region.

Company to start $7.7m cyclone clean-up contract

EX-TROPICAL Cyclone Marcia drenched the region 12 months ago, but Gladstone Regional Council are still dealing with the clean-up and repair.

Golding Contractors, the company that swooped on $7.7m of federal Government funding, is set to begin "flood restoration works", which involves repairing road and drainage damaged by the cyclone early last year.

Council CEO Stuart Randle said the Boyne Valley area is the first area to be fixed up, followed by the Calliope area and then the Mount Larcom, Bracewell and Raglan areas.

He also said the company would return the roads to the condition we saw before Cyclone Marcia hit.

But Mr Randle is hoping more funding will come our way, with the Queensland Restoration Authority considering an addition $2m, while another $3.3m has already been approved. 

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