Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

$80m disaster fund for Qld 'not enough'

By Alyse Edwards, Thursday March 14, 2013 - 08:57 EDT

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says an $80 million disaster fund is not enough to improve state infrastructure.

The Federal and Queensland governments have announced $40 million each to help communities rebuild after recent floods.

LGAQ president Margaret de Wit says $200 million is needed to do the job properly.

"The demands out there, the needs of communities are just so great, that the 80 million will help in some ways, but it's not going to be able to solve the problem entirely for us," she said.

"It really is up to the Government to work with local councils and determine what is the fairest way to distribute this money.

"It really is not enough from the Federal Government - there needs to be at least $200 million coming from the Federal Government to try to achieve what we need with betterment after the floods.

"If you say the State Government has put in $40 million, we really need more money to try and really meet the needs of Queensland."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Heating up across the southeastern capitals

11:19 EDT

A couple of scorchers are on the way for Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney over the next few days.

Darwin not quite that wet (yet)

11:13 EDT

Following a good start to January 2017 rainfall, when 125mm fell during the first 48 hours of the year, conditions have been relatively dry for the Northern Territory capital.

Steamy night in Brisbane

14:29 EDT

In the early hours of the morning, Brisbane had its warmest minimum temperature since at least 1999, when the mercury halted its descent at 28 degrees just after 3am.