Newman Government Supports Dayboro Flood Resilience Projects

29/08/2013

Sections of Dayboro will be better protected and more flood resilient after the Newman Government today announced $115,000 funding for two flood-proofing projects.

State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich MP, announced the funding today, as part of the Newman Government's commitment to minimize the impacts of flooding across Queensland.

"This funding will assist Moreton Bay Regional Council with projects designed to protect sections of Dayboro from the impacts of flooding," Mr Holswich said.

$80,000 will be provided towards improving stormwater capture along McKenzie St to reduce the incidence water pooling along the road and subsequently flooding through private property and footpaths.

Project works include construction of high capacity stormwater inlet pits on McKenzie St, upgrade of existing stormwater pipes and installation of a surcharge pit downstream of affected dwellings.

$35,000 will be provided towards the construction of a levee on the outskirts of Dayboro adjacent to Mount Mee Road.

The project will construct a levee along a section of Terrors Creek to contain overbank flooding which results in stormwater flows onto Mount Mee Road and into private dwellings.

Moreton Bay Region Division 11 Councillor, Bob Millar, said the contribution from the Newman Government towards these planned works is most welcome.

"These projects scheduled to be undertaken in the current financial year will go a long way towards relieving the impact of flooding on nearby residents every time Dayboro experiences significant rain events and will contribute to improved flood management generally in the area", Councillor Millar said.

Mr Holswich said this funding showed the commitment of the Newman Government to building flood resilience in the Dayboro region.

"I have talked with the Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience about flooding in Dayboro on numerous occasions and I am pleased that the Minister has listened to the concerns of the Dayboro community."

"We can't completely flood-proof Dayboro, but we will do whatever we can to make it less vulnerable to flooding," Mr Holswich added.

"This is another practical demonstration of my commitment, and the Newman Government's commitment, to building a better Pine Rivers."