The Federal Government has today announced a flood mitigation study for the Wilsons/Richmond River catchment. It has also allocated $75 million to fund the findings of such modelling.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the debate on flood mitigation in our region are finished.
“For too long previous Councils have debated the merits of flood mitigation,” Mr Hogan said.
“Today that debate is done. Those days are finished.”
“We cannot keep putting our families and businesses through this. Our community needs confidence, and that is what this provides.”
“The CSIRO will undertake the modelling and their findings will be implemented. This will include the whole catchment and all towns and villages within the catchment.”
“For everyone who is against engineering solutions to flood mitigation the debate is over. We will be doing engineering work for flood mitigation.”