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Report recommends $23m flood levee

Tuesday July 30, 2013 - 10:31 EST

Gympie Regional Council will receive a report tomorrow detailing options for flood mitigation.

The report by an engineering firm recommends building a CBD flood levee between the Bruce Highway and the Mary River south of Gympie.

The work would cost almost $23 million.

There are also recommendations for other roadworks at a cost of almost $4.5 million.

Mayor Ron Dyne says the levee would have prevented every flood since 1893.

He says construction will require state and Federal Government help.


- ABC

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