Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flooding leaves $50m road repair bill

Tuesday October 2, 2012 - 10:26 EST

The Isaac Regional Council says the damage bill to repair flood-hit roads is likely to be about $50 million.

The executive director of engineering and infrastructure, Andrew Macgregor, says the 2010 and 2011 wet seasons caused significant damage across the region.

He says tenders will be awarded in the coming weeks and council hopes to have work started before this wet season.

"We expect to get a couple of months in before Christmas and we are expected to have all the work from the 2010/2011 damage completed by June next year," he said.

"Typically the council spends $1-2 million on flood events, repairs a year.

"So far this program has been estimated in the order of $50 million as a result of those two very wet years.

"So that's a huge increase over what we're normally dealing with."


© ABC 2012

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Aurora Australis puts on a show

11:14 EDT

The last few nights have brought a spectacular light show to Tasmania, southern Victoria and New Zealand, with the potential for more to come over the next few weeks.

Grantham floods inquiry: Denis Wagner considers legal options after report finds quarry impact 'insignificant'

07:47 EDT

The former owner of the Grantham quarry is considering his legal options after an inquiry found it did not contribute to the town's deadly 2011 floods.

Grantham floods inquiry: Quarry played 'insignificant' role in disaster, commission rules

19:22 EDT

The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry has ruled the Grantham quarry played little role in the deadly 2011 flood and its owners were unjustly blamed.