Funding for Barney Pt, Boyne Valley flash flood protection

ALMOST $500,000 will be handed over by the State Government to build new drainage infrastructure in the Boyne Valley and at Barney Point.

The four projects include building new culverts at Callide Crescent, which will create 15 new jobs, should give residents more confidence their homes won't be damaged by flash flooding and storm surges. 

Gladstone Regional Council will carry out the works using the $478,000 from the state government.

Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher said the funds --- part of a $30 million package shared between 30 councils --- would lead to fewer disruptions.

"Residents know only too well from the 2013 floods how such weather events can cut off communities and disrupt life, as well as leave huge damage bills, and these projects will better protect against that," Mr Butcher said.



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