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Repair works underway on QLD’s Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road

Repair works underway on QLD’s Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road

Works have begun on the Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road in Queensland to repair damage caused by extreme weather events early last year.

Heavy rainfall and flooding damaged the connection in February and March 2022, leading to the creation of a program of reconstruction works across the region over the next 18 months.

Repair works will include repairing and resealing the surface, repairing culverts and cleaning drains. These works are expected to take approximately eight months to complete.

These works are being supported by the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). This program is a cost sharing arrangement between Federal and state governments to support relief and recovery efforts following a disaster.


 

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Federal Minister for Emergency Management Murray Watt said the Federal Government is working with the Queensland Government to rebuild flood damaged infrastructure in the area.

“Like the many roads across the Darling Downs, Toowoomba–Cecil Plains Road was impacted by multiple heavy rainfall events last year, which compounded damage to the road surface and drainage systems,” Watt said.

“The heavy rainfall has led to widespread and severe damage across the region, so a significant program of reconstruction works will be undertaken over the next 18 months.”

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