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Council receives funding from Natural Disaster Resilience Program

Maranoa Regional Council recently received $150,000 in Commonwealth and State Government funding to implement a Risk Assessment of Maranoa’s Critical Infrastructure.

The risk assessment will identify all critical infrastructure and natural hazard risk impacts for all agencies (including water, sewerage, energy, communications, transport, health, emergency services and support services) in the Maranoa region.

Mayor Tyson Golder, Portfolio Chair for Disaster Management said the assessment will evaluate access to critical infrastructure during flooding events.

“The data gathered over the two year project period will be used by Maranoa Regional Council and other agencies to create business continuity plans,” Cr Golder said.

“The project will also create a risk assessment of all identified critical infrastructure for other natural disasters, including, fire, storm, earthquake or heatwave.

“Council is committed to the preparedness of all critical infrastructure in the Maranoa region.”

The Risk Assessment of Maranoa’s Critical Infrastructure is funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments through the 2017-18 Natural Disaster Resilience Program.