Flooded residents have grounds to sue, lawyers say

A TEAM of disaster compensation lawyers will visit Biloela and Jambin this week to continue investigations into the cause and circumstances of the Callide Dam flood on February 20.

Maddens Lawyers' senior partner Brendan Pendergast said initial inquiries into the circumstances of the flood indicated residents whose properties were damaged by the automatic release of water in the Callide Dam had grounds to sue for compensation.

"Our experience and research thus far leads us to believe that there is certainly something there that needs to be investigated," he said.

"This flooding event could have been made far less severe - if not entirely avoided - by proper management of the dam."

Public meetings will be held at Anzac Memorial Club, 94 Callide Street, Biloela at 6pm on Tuesday, and at Jambin Hotel-Motel, Burnett Highway, Jambin at 8pm on Tuesday.

Phone 1800 139 290 for more details.



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