Upgrades completed on Maranoa's rural road floodways!

The program included floodway improvements on a selection of rural roads across the Maranoa, including:

  • Gunnewin East Road
  • Komine East Road
  • Retreat Road
  • Litani Road
  • Orallo Road (three floodways were constructed on Orallo Road)
  • Myall Downs Road
  • Glenearn Road.

Councillor Janelle Stanford, Portfolio Chair for Rural Roads, said it is great to see the works completed.

"The works have included the construction of concrete inverts, regrading and bitumen sealing of the road approaches and the installation of additional road signage, guide posts and depth markers at each site," Cr Stanford said.

"Council is grateful for the State Government's assistance to upgrade rural roads in our community. These upgrades will dramatically improve access for parts of Maranoa's rural road network, reduce ongoing maintenance costs and ultimately improve the safety for our road users.

"We commend Council's Construction Team for the quality of the works that were completed and the concerted effort that was required to complete the construction of these structures leading up to the end of the financial year."

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Works for Queensland program was making a positive impact in the Maranoa Region, kickstarting jobs and investment.

"These important resilience works show what can be achieved for the community when our two levels of government work together," he said.

"It is part of the $4.08 million provided to Maranoa Regional Council through the Palaszczuk Government's Works for Queensland program."

"The Palaszczuk Government will continue to work with Maranoa Regional Council to deliver new infrastructure that supports safety, employment and liveability for the local community."

​The Regional Floodway Program has been funded by the Queensland Government's $600 million Works for Queensland program.