Bundaberg flood protection study
As a result of the devastation caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald the Queensland Government completed the Bundaberg Flood Protection Study in early 2017. Undertaken by independent consultant Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd, this study was a crucial component of the Queensland Government’s commitment to developing a 10-year action plan for flood mitigation works in Bundaberg.
The Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan was launched in Bundaberg on 6 June 2017 as a roadmap setting out the action required to reduce flood risks in Bundaberg. It builds on projects undertaken by Council and harnesses the collective knowledge of the Bundaberg community, experts and government to prioritise cost-effective flood mitigation solutions for the people of Bundaberg, their homes, property, businesses and the local economy. The flood mitigation options investigated as part of the Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan included Bundaberg North evacuation routes, Bundaberg East levee, Upper floodplain evacuation improvements and the Floodway property buy-back scheme.
The Bundaberg Flood Protection Study, Bundaberg 10-year Action Plan, and supporting material can be found at Queensland Government’s website here.