Acting Premier visits the Gulf

08 Jan 2016

A monsoon trough that formed over the Gulf of Carpentaria impacted north-west Queensland over the Christmas and New Year period, dumping up to 350 millimetres of rain in some areas.

 Acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad and Queensland Reconstruction Authority Acting Chief Executive Officer Brendan Moon met with Mt Isa City Council and Cloncurry, McKinlay, Carpentaria and Burke Shire Councils to inspect first-hand the damage to local assets and provide eligibility advice under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) funding scheme.

 To date, 18 local government areas have been activated under NDRRA for Counter Disaster Operations (CDO) and Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA):

  • Aurukun Shire Council
  • Barcoo Shire Council
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Cook Shire Council
  • Croydon Shire Council
  • Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Mornington Shire Council
  • Mount Isa City Council
  • Murweh Shire Council
  • Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Quilpie Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Winton Shire Council
  • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

It is expected it will be some time before waters recede and councils/state agencies are able to undertake damage assessments.

 

 

Roads around north Queensland were inundated, including in McKinlay.