* 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).
Without Building our Regions funding, council could not proceed with a project of this magnitude to protect houses and infrastructure on the eastern side of town.
The levees, diversion channels and dam expansion will reduce the economic, productivity and service losses previously suffered, with an additional 54 houses to be protected from above-floor flood risk.
When combined with Stage 1, this will bring the number of protected properties to more than 500.
Council will reduce its post-flood repair bills for roads, bridges and other infrastructure, which was around $180 million after the 2012 flood.
Expected reduction in flood premiums.
This project will support around 25 jobs over 260 days in earthworks and transport, concreting, roadworks, drainage, fencing and supervision, and all positions will be filled by local workers.
Greater flood resilience will dramatically reduce the impacts and disruptions to health, sporting, schooling and social aspects of community life.
The project will significantly mitigate flood impacts by reducing water levels and velocities, as well as the duration and frequency of inundation.
Surplus cut material from the Eastern Diversion Channel will be used to construct the levees rather than be dumped.
The levees, diversion channel and dam will be protected by vegetation.
Western Levee and Eastern Diversion Channel
Eastern Levee and railway dam
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