The Maranoa Regional Council says it will apply for a Queensland Government scheme designed to help flood-proof the state, even if there is not enough money available in the first round.
The Government has committed $10 million this year and $40 million over the next four years on flood mitigation works.
The council is investigating ways to flood-proof Roma and Mitchell, including raising homes and building levees.
Mayor Robert Loughnan says it will apply for a share of the funds
"There's a limited amount of funds [up] for grabs this year," he said.
"The Government will make those decisions based on the quality of the expressions of interests across the board but look, this is an improvement on what we've had anyway.
"We've got significant money coming into ... [the] system specifically to try to address numerous issues, including the roads and infrastructure shortages across the Bowen and Surat basins in particular.
"So we've got [as good] a chance as anyone."
Councillor Loughnan says many councils will be vying for the funds.
"So it's a very valuable program for us across three distinct areas," he said.
"The flood plains security scheme is obviously going to be critical for those councils that have been flood affected in the last few years and this is a solution for that.
"The concept of putting the royalties back into the road system across the resource sector is a great idea and I believe we can leverage on some of the funds or value add some of the funds that the resource sector is putting into our roads as well."
© ABC 2012
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