Rockhampton Mayor wants recovery commitment

Rockhampton Regional Council has requested the Prime Minister not forget the region when distributing funds to aid in the recovering from "act of god".   Mayor Brad Carter said the Council wants a commitment that the region won’t be forgotten when money starts to be distributed from the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). […]

LGAQ responds to Yasi devastation

By Lilia Guan   The Queensland Government declared 19 Local Government Areas across Far North Queensland natural disaster zones, caused by cyclone Yasi.   The councils identified as being hit by the cyclone includes: Burdekin, Burke, Cairns, Carpentaria, Cassowary Coast, Charters Towers, Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, Mackay, Mount Isa, Palm Island, Tablelands, Townsville, Whitsunday […]

Yasi turns catastrophic

By Lilia Guan   Tropical cyclone Yasi has been upgraded to category five by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).   The cyclone has been described by BOM as a “large and very powerful tropical cyclone that poses an extremely serious threat to life and property within the warning areas – especially between Cairns and Townsville”. […]

North Queensland braces for Yasi

Communities in North Queensland are bracing for tropical cyclone Yasi. In its latest forecast, the Bureau of Meterology (BOM) warned that the large and powerful Category 3 cyclone is expected to slowly intensify overnight as it moves westward over the Coral Sea. Damaging winds with gusts up to 90 km/hr are expected to extend further […]


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