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Council's recovery plan maps out flood mitigation

Friday April 5, 2013 - 13:42 EDT

The Southern Downs Regional Council says flood mitigation will be looked at in its Community Recovery Plan.

The plan is designed to map the road ahead for the region which was extensively flooded on Australia Day.

Community services manager Sheila Stebbing says the plan will investigate what can be done to lessen the impact of future floods.

"One of our key priorities as a council will be to investigate flood mitigation strategies for buildings and infrastructure in areas that are vulnerable to flooding," she said.

"Looking towards what we can do [to ease] the impact and the risk for people in the future.

"Two of the priorities have been making sure that we advocate to QRA [the Queensland Reconstruction Authority], state and federal governments, to assure assistance to small businesses and to primary producers and the other things is to provide information about all the grant funding that might be available to support small businesses."


- ABC

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