Community & Business

3 June, 2023

Money rolls in for damaged roads

MORE than $3 million in contracts were awarded last week, allowing Mareeba Shire Council to re-pair roads damaged from a natural disaster early last year.

Money rolls in for damaged roads - feature photo

Council receives funding from the Queensland Reconstruction Authority, but the money takes a long time to be provided to the council, with roads throughout the shire listed for repair damaged in a “declared” natural disaster that happened 17 February last year. Council awarded four contracts  $548,170 for western roads, $936,185 for Dim-bulah roads, $786,416 for midwestern roads, and

$836,726 for eastern roads.

Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin said it was critical to repair the roads which were part of a core transport network.

“Council would like to thank the State Government for the funding received and their support will be used to bring the above mentioned roads back to pre-existing conditions and to meet current engineering standards.

“Works include the reinstatement of carriageway and shoulders and associated stormwater infrastructure on various roads.”


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