- Council: Mareeba Shire Council
- Fund: Regional Capital Fund
- Category: Flood Mitigation Infrastructure
- Round: 2
Upgrades to the Tate River causeway will build flood resilience and deliver improved safety and accessibility during the wet season for the local community that relies on it.
The current causeway is too narrow, too low and frequently cut off by floodwaters, and can be cut off for up to three months during the wet season.
A new 252m long, 4.5m wide causeway on the Bolwarra Road Tate River Crossing, 1.6m above the existing slab, will build flood resilience for cattle properties, their employees and contractors, and allow cattle to be sold to market at their prime weight. The agribusiness community will also have better access to food, fuel and mail, as well as access to emergency services.
The scope includes base head walls, piers, deck, delineation and signage. In turn these flood mitigation measures will create secure access to the Northern Beef Roads of Ootan Road, the Hann Highway and the Gulf Development Road by overcoming three months of complete inaccessibility after the wet season, which is also the peak time (price and weight) for cattle sales.
Once complete this will:
- support immediate income increases to two cattle properties and their suppliers within the broader region (Mt Garnet, Malanda, Mareeba and Dimbulah)
- build the long-term economic resilience of these businesses
- contribute to the economic and social resilience of the region.
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital work program).
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