Deputy premier tours areas hit by cyclone
QUEENSLAND deputy premier Jackie Trad made a quick trip to Gladstone on Tuesday to tour areas impacted by Cyclone Marcia.
Ms Trad was joined by Queensland Reconstruction Authority chief executive Frankie Carroll, Gladstone mayor Gail Sellers and council engineering team members on the tour of the Mount Larcom and Bracewell areas.
Gladstone councillors also met with Ms Trad to discuss council projects.
"Knowledge of the wrath of Cyclone Marcia has been well publicised, but this was an opportunity to let the state's deputy premier see the effects within our region on the road network and community," Cr Sellers said.
"At first glance from the Bruce Highway, Mount Larcom appears relatively unscathed with minimal damage to infrastructure, but some areas at the back of the township were hit hard.
"Council was also able to highlight flood restoration works throughout the region and stress the importance of financial assistance to local governments after a disaster."