Councillors Dave Batt and Greg Barnes with the council’s Anthony Keleher and Craig Hodges and the council’s annual report, available to the public from next week.
Councillors Dave Batt and Greg Barnes with the council’s Anthony Keleher and Craig Hodges and the council’s annual report, available to the public from next week.

Floods challenged council

THE worst floods in 60 years over the summer was one of the biggest challenges the Bundaberg Regional Council faced in the past 12 months.

Releasing the council's third annual report and audited financial statements for the 12 months ending on June 30, governance portfolio spokesman David Batt said the flood damage bill came to about $60 million.

The report highlights the role the local disaster management committee played in warning people living in houses below the 7.5m flood level they would probably have to evacuate and organising evacuation centres.

Cr Batt said despite increased costs, the council made a surplus of $2.2 million.

He said this was the first operating surplus of the amalgamated council.

Cr Batt said copies of the annual report and audited financial statements would be available next week on the council's website and at the council's libraries at Bundaberg, Bargara, Childers and Gin Gin.



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