Queensland reconstruction effort extended

By Paul Hemsley Communities devastated by flooding in 2010 to 2011 expressed relief that the term of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) has been extended to 2014. Councils were at risk of losing state government support for rebuilding as the state government weighed the option of disbanding the QRA by looking at the possible consequences […]

QLD stacks up reconstruction grants

By Paul Hemsley Queensland’s Diamantina Shire Council will receive $3.9 million in an ‘advance disaster funding’ process, accelerating the flow of reconstruction dollars. The south western council made the submission to the Queensland government for 17 dirt roads and a levy in Bedourie. Advance payments are made to councils in devastated areas, which they can […]


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