The Somerset Regional Council in south-east Queensland says construction of a flood memorial in Esk should start in February.
A final design has been approved after a series of public workshops about the art piece for Pipeliner Park, which will recognise community recovery from the 2011 floods.
Flood recovery officer Jane Williamson says there has been strong community input on the project.
"Because it's a community project we have to listen to everybody's ideas and opinions and pull all of that together and working with artists who are used to working on their own in their own studios," she said.
"It's been a fantastic idea and it's a fantastic project and everyone is working very collaboratively together."
She says it will recognise what the community went through during the floods.
"The region was severely devastated during the flood event," she said.
"There was major impact right throughout the region. Hundreds of homes where completely inundated with water - up to the ceiling and over the ceiling.
"A lot of people lost not only their homes but all their belongings, their cars, their vehicles, their businesses."
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