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20 April 2010

Goodna flood plan fund boost

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IPSWICH City Council will receive $40,000 in State and Federal government funding for a flood planning study of the Lower James Street area in Goodna, Member for Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller announced yesterday.

Mrs Miller said the project, which cost $60,000, was being funded under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, with the council also contributing $20,000.

"With the changing weather patterns, it is likely natural disaster events will be more regular and more severe in coming years," Mrs Miller said.

"That is why the Bligh Government has partnered with the Rudd Government to provide $44 million in funding over four years through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program to help minimize the impact of natural disasters on Queensland communities.

"It's great to see the Ipswich City Council in partnership with the State and Federal governments to conduct this planning study in Goodna as a means of increasing flood resilience."

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