Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

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Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

,CyFund Flood works,CO Call

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Mike Derry

mike.derry@news-mail.com.au

A NORTH Bundaberg flood victim is concerned there was no specific money for flood mitigation in WednesdayCOs Bundaberg Regional Council budget.

But Mayor Mal Forman says the council was allocating significant funding and resources to comprehensive engineering studies, flood risk management studies, flood warning systems, flood gauges and automatic rainfall monitors.

Chris Hardy finally moved back into her house at the weekend, and said she did not think enough was being done about flood mitigation.

C[pounds sterling]The council allocated $8million for an evacuation centre,C[yen] she said. C[pounds sterling]As far as ICOm concerned that should have gone into fixing the river.C[yen]

Mrs Hardy, who organised a petition calling for flood mitigation measures, said now was the perfect time to start getting ready for the next flood.

C[pounds sterling]In this weather we donCOt have rain disrupting the work,C[yen] she said. …

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