Deputy Premier visit bolsters recovery efforts in Isaac
Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Jackie Trad’s visit to Isaac last week has bolstered recovery efforts underway.
The Deputy Premier was briefed by Mayor Anne Baker on the damage inflicted by Cyclone Debbie on Isaac communities and critical infrastructure in the region.
Isaac Local Disaster Management Group Chair and Mayor Anne Baker welcomed the Deputy Premier and the opportunity to discuss issues raised in wake of the ex-Tropical Cyclone.
“It’s still a very distressing time for those who have suffered severe losses due to Cyclone Debbie.
“We’re continuing to undertake welfare checks across our more heavily impacted communities.”
Mayor Baker said Council is continuing to liaise with Aurizon, and the Department of Transport and Main Roads regarding impacts to transport routes.
“Work is continuing with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to undertake and prioritise repairs for substantially damaged infrastructure such as roads and bridges.”
“The Deputy Premier was provided an on-the-ground view of what we are working towards, and how the Queensland Government can support us through this, and future natural disasters.”
“Our Local Recovery Group is continuing to liaise closely with a number of key stakeholder groups, including Queensland Government agencies to help support our communities through the recovery process.”
Mayor Baker said financial assistance is available to those affected by Cyclone Debbie in the Isaac government area.
“If you’re experiencing personal hardship contact the Community Recovery hotline 1800 173 349, or visit www.qld.gov.au/communityrecovery for more.
“GIVIT have officers ready to manage all offers of assistance after Tropical Cyclone Debbie,” she said.
More information on www.GIVIT.org.au to donate or register. Text 'Debbie' to 0437371371 to donate.
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Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker with the Honorable Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning.
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Isaac Regional Council PR & Media Officer 0437 297 839
18 April 2017