No funding means no levee
A LEVEE to protect Mundubbera from a flood like the one that hit the area in 2013 will not go ahead without more funding.
Residents at a public meeting on Monday heard that a levee to protect the town would cost up to $27 million.
North Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt said the levee needed more funding from other tiers of government to go ahead.
“The $5 million that is available to us (from the State Government) would only build a levee to protect the town of Mundubbera from a one-in-50-year flood,” he said.
“The preferred option is a levee that would protect
Mark Pitt Preferred option is a levee that would protect Mundubbera from a one-in-100-year flood.
Mundubbera from a one-in-100-year flood, but the cost of that infrastructure would cost between $14.6 million and $23.3 million.
“So without further funding the council will not proceed with any levee.”
GHD engineer John Postelthwaite explained to Monday’s audience what was needed to protect the town.
“A levee that would protect the town from a 2013-like flood would have to be 8m high in places and it would be 58m wide at the widest and would cost $27.4 million,” Mr Postelthwaite said.
At a special meeting in the Mundubbera Chambers on Tuesday, the day after the public meeting, councillors voted to support the construction of a levee to protect the town from a flood similar to the levels of the 2013 event if the council received funding from other tiers of government.