Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

More accommodation planned for Bundaberg

Thursday February 7, 2013 - 21:22 EDT

The Bundaberg Mayor says the council and the Queensland Government will provide some new modular-style housing for flood victims.

About 120 displaced residents are moving into a new accommodation village at the Bundaberg showgrounds.

Others will move into temporary accommodation at a local caravan park, which was flooded.

Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman says new temporary units will also be built around the town.

"They'll be three or four-bedroom units, scattered around different parts of Bundaberg," he said.

"We've found some land we can put them on.

"They're going to be built in the next three to four weeks, or that's what we're hoping anyway.

"That's our plan, that's the times we've asked these people to try and get them done by."

Meanwhile gas company A-P-A says work to restore natural gas supply to the Wide Bay-Burnett is on schedule.

The company is building a new pipe section to replace the damaged pipeline across the Burnett River.

It says that will be ready by next Thursday.

The company is bringing tankers of gas from Victoria to supply hospitals and nursing homes.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

NSW weather: Search for man missing in floodwaters as severe weather hits

21:00 EST

Witnesses saw a man being swept away after his vehicle went into floodwaters near Lismore in far north New South Wales, police say, as a heavy downpour and strong winds hit the state's coast.

Queensland farmers rejoice after late winter rain fills in gaps

16:57 EST

After receiving record-breaking rain in June and July, parts of western Queensland have received their best August rain in nearly 20 years.

Records tumble during Queensland rain event

16:22 EST

August temperature and rainfall records have been broken across Queensland today, some of which have been in place for more than a century.