Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mayors Meet in Capital

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mayors Meet in Capital

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Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au

MACKAY Regional Council Mayor Col Meng was one of the mayors from around Queensland who met in Brisbane for a special disaster recovery meeting, yesterday.

Cr Meng said during the meeting it was decided that a recovery task force would be established, that would visit all parts of Queensland that have been recently hit by floods and cyclones, along with other regions that have been constantly affected by wild weather.

Unfortunately, Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Mike Brunker was unable to attend the meeting as the council was going through their own recovery debrief.

Cr Meng said that a gentlemen named Graham Newton would head the task force and bring with him his expertise from his experience as an engineer.

Cr Meng said Mr Newton and the task force would access areas in the local regions that have been battered and find ways to assist them in the future.

C[pounds sterling]I spoke with him after the meeting and raised our concerns and issues we had in the region, certainly when it comes to flooding,C[yen] he said. …

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