Saturday, 15 August 2020
Council seeks funding for strategies, design and stormwater drainage

The Scenic Rim Regional Council has nominated a raft of nine projects under the Disaster Resilience and Risk Reduction.

On Monday, June 8, Federal Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud and Queensland Treasurer, Cameron Dick announced that $13 million was available to help Queensland communities better prepare for future disasters.

On Monday, July 22, Council officers put forward a list of recommended projects for Councillors to approve. 

The closing date for applications was two days later.

Discussion on the projects was held in closed session, with the project list released without any detail when Council returned to open session.

The projects Council officers developed in a bid to win a cut of the $13 million are:

• Disaster Management Communications Strategy;

• Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework for the Scenic Rim;

• Regional Resilience Assessment and Prioritisation Study and Natural hazard event effects on Community Connectivity;

• Duck Creek Road planning and design project;

• USQ - Scenic Rim Entrepreneurial Action Hub Program;

• Mahoney Crossing Number 2 (Illinbah near Beechmont);

• Urban Stormwater Hazard Risk Assessments;

• Upgrade of urban stormwater drainage; and

• Upper Logan Road culvert upgrade (Barney View).

The grant funding is part of the Commonwealth and Queensland Government’s five-year commitment to improve safety and disaster resilience across the state, with an investment of $4.8 million from the Commonwealth and $8.3 million from the Queensland Government.