Palaszczuk supports Mitchell
MITCHELL will receive a drainage upgrade after the Palaszczuk Government announced 10 local councils will share more than $1.7 million of disaster mitigation funding.
Maranoa Regional Council came in the crosshairs after the state government targeted communities across western Queensland to become more resilient to natural disasters.
As a result, minor local drainage improvement will commence in Mitchell.
A total of 14 projects will be funded in the region through Round 1 of the four-round $38 million Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said Queenslanders are no strangers to natural disasters.
“With this funding, communities throughout our western region will be able to invest in smart solutions before disaster strikes,” Mr Dick said.
“Queensland has just emerged from one of the most destructive weather periods in its history, with 11 disaster events over six months impacting 61 of our 77 councils.
“By increasing our state’s disaster resilience we’re not only protecting our communities from damage and reducing future restoration costs, we’re also improving public safety.”
The QDRF will be delivered annually across four rounds as Queensland works towards becoming the most disaster-resilient state in Australia.
Works include road and drainage improvements, switchboard upgrades, and the construction of new and replacement floodways, while emergency generators will be introduced at select disaster coordination centres.