Severe weather events that extensively damaged 85 per cent of Isaac’s road network will undergo a $40 million works program.
A total of 706km across 4457 sites will undergo a major restoration starting from April 2018 through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and a Central Queensland severe weather event last year had placed a huge strain on 205 roads in Isaac.
The region's future economic and social growth relies on fit-for-purpose road infrastructure to link communities to jobs and essential services.
The funding demonstrated the Australian and Queensland governments’ commitment to providing continued relief and recovery assistance following natural disasters.
Isaac Regional Council has awarded these major works to FK Gardner, with reconstruction due to start work in April 2018 and completion expected by May 2019, weather permitting.
Works will cover Carmila, Clairview, Clarke Creek, Clermont, Coppabella, Dysart, Flaggy Rock, Glenden, Greenhill, Ilbilbie, Kilcummin, Middlemount, Mackenzie Creek, Moranbah, Nebo, St Lawrence and Valkyrie.
This comes after a major government-funded road project will see 65km across 94 sections of road across Isaac being restored in a $4.2 million roll out starting from 14 February 2018.
Council has awarded the multimillion dollar contract to Epoca Constructions to be delivered through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State NDRRA.
Proudly funded by the Australia and Queensland Government
with Isaac Regional Council