Flood af­ter­math

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

The North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Rachel Cham­bers said sev­eral things have come up since the down­pour over the week.

“The mung bean and lucerne crops were dam­aged, it could’ve been a lot worse but some farm­ers be­ing in a drought, de­cided not to plant,” Cr Cham­bers said.

“There was no in­juries or loss at­trib­uted to the event.”

The Percy Hind­marsh bridge was also lost and the coun­cil is lob­by­ing for a new one.

“It gives us an op­por­tu­nity to lobby hard for a new bridge which will al­low B-dou­ble ac­cess down Glen­coe Rd – a road which has been the stick­ing point for B-dou­ble ap­provals in the past,” Cr Cham­bers said. Around 50 jobs have also been logged with the coun­cil ex­pect­ing more to come in the next few weeks.

“Deb­bie was cruel but also very kind.”

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