The Australian Government is investing $1.6 million to upgrade the Perth Street culverts at Lake Annand to assist the Toowoomba community to better withstand future flood events, under an additional $26.6 million investment in flood mitigation projects for Queensland.
Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said this additional funding would make the area more resilient to future flooding events and keep locals safe.
“The recent floods were a reminder about how vulnerable parts of Toowoomba and our broader region are to flooding,” Mr Hamilton said.
“This is an important project to improve the resilience of East Creek and protect homes, businesses, and roads from inundation.
“These additional projects complement the Australian Government’s investment in flood mitigation, including through the $100 million National Flood Mitigation and Infrastructure Program, with 37 unique projects across the country – to build our resilience to future floods.
“We are continuing to invest wisely in the long-term resilience of our country to mitigate against future disasters.
In addition to this support in Queensland, the Liberal and Nationals Government has committed:
- Almost $40 million from the national Preparing Australia Program – Communities stream for Queensland projects that focus on risk reduction and community preparedness;
- $894,000 from round 2 of the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program for flood mitigation projects in Queensland;
- $9.9 million from round 1 of the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program for flood mitigation projects in Queensland;
- $20 million Betterment Fund in Queensland, jointly funded with Queensland Government, with $10 million from the Australian Government, to rebuild essential public infrastructure damaged in the 2020-21 disaster season to a more resilient standard;
- $40 million North Queensland Strata Title Resilience Pilot Program, part of the Northern Australia Insurance Package.
For further information on the Australian Government’s commitment to resilience and mitigation investment, visit https://recovery.gov.au