Flood campaigner says action is needed

"IT REALLY is time people started seeing something being done instead of sitting in closed offices talking about things."

This is the reaction of Bundaberg flood forum organiser Chris Hardy after a face-to-face meeting with Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman about flood mitigation last Thursday.

"It was a pretty fruitless meeting," she said.

Ms Hardy said Cr Forman spoke of what the council was thinking of doing with "no real great movement ahead on what they said three weeks before".

"People are not happy - six months later and there is still nothing done," she said.

Ms Hardy said she presented Cr Forman with a list of 14 questions to be answered, which were also published in last week's NewsMail.

"They were questions raised and brought up by the residents," she said.

"I did tell him he has a duty of care to those residents and business people."

Ms Hardy said she would be hosting another flood forum at the TAFE Auditorium on Friday, August 23.

She said she hoped more representatives, including Jack Dempsey, would attend.



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