Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Slow going for Lockyer Valley flood victims

By Rhianwen Whitney, Wednesday April 3, 2013 - 10:49 EDT

Authorities in southern Queensland's Lockyer Valley are still working to restore access to 250 residents in the Mt Sylvia-Junction View area after the January floods.

Creek crossings and were wiped out, while phone and powerlines in some parts are still down.

The local council has repaired some roads to allow four-wheel drive access to the area so residents can get supplies.

Vanessa Redinger, from the local coordination committee, says it has been a slow recovery.

"We did have a setback towards the end of February," she said.

"We had a further flood in our area again that washed out our crossings and roads that set people back significantly.

"Morale went down and the council and RoadTek have had to get in there and put it all back together to get us mobile again, so it has been a slow process."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Grantham floods inquiry: Former quarry owner Denis Wagner gives evidence

19:01 EST

The owner of a quarry which allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 Grantham flood says a safety bund appeared to be man made and may have been built without his knowledge.

Interior set to turn up the winter warmth this weekend

15:35 EST

Chilly weather will quickly turn to very warm and windy conditions this weekend over many parts of Australia's interior this weekend.

Significant winter drink for southwest WA

13:54 EST

Rain in southwestern parts of Western Australia has provided some places with the best drink in over a year, but more is yet to come.