$1.1m to fix flood-hit roadsBy Alyse Edwards, Friday June 14, 2013 - 11:16 EST
Gympie Mayor Ron Dyne says Queensland Government funding to improve roads repeatedly destroyed by floods will save the community in future natural disasters.
The council has received $1.1 million in betterment funding to repair Moorhouse Gully Road at Amamoor, Moy Pocket Road, Doyle Road and Greendale and Glastonbury Creek roads.
Councillor Dyne says it makes sense to upgrade the roads to a better standard.
"Rather than repairing them every three years or every year when we have a flood, and in the case of this year twice on some of these roads in one month, we'll be able to do a decent job and this should hold these roads in good stead forever more," he said.
Cr Dyne says a new 200-metre concrete road on Moorhouse Gully Road will stop future erosion.
"That road gets washed out in every flood event and at the present moment we've had to backfill that with fairly large rocks and put some gravel over the top of that," he said.
"It gets done every year, every flood event and in this case five times in two years.
"So this style of design should help overcome that particular problem."
© ABC 2013
More breaking news
A cold front has brought damaging wind gusts to parts of Victoria with more on the way.
Weather records for seven Queensland regions have been re-written, with Saturday's unseasonable temperatures setting the new benchmark for the hottest July day in seven locations, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
Residents are warned to take care outdoors as snow, hail and wind gusts send Tasmania into a big chill.