Flooding in Monto after Ex Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Photo: contributed
Flooding in Monto after Ex Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Photo: contributed contributed

North Burnett declared under NDRRA disaster provisions

The North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group's activation level has moved to 'Stand Down', as the region is declared under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) disaster provisions.

The North Burnett Regional Council issued a statement which said representatives from QRA have begun arrangements which will ensure the North Burnett recovery program is covered under NDRAA provisions.

While the Bureau of Meterology continues to issue flood warnings for the upper Burnett River, it has advised
river levels are easing in the upper Burnett River.

Council continues to investigate inundation and damage to the road network and will update the council website 'Road and Bridge Conditions' report as information comes to hand.

The bridge located on the Burnett Hwy at Three Moon Creek Abercorn (between Eidsvold and Monto) was
reopened to traffic yesterday evening with caution, and is down to a single lane with traffic control.

The Eidsvold-Theodore Rd wasreopened to traffic on Tuesday morning, and the Gladstone-Monto Rd was reopened this afternoon.

All other road access to Monto remains closed due to flooding or storm damage.

Telstra has restored most services to the Mulgildie telephone exchange and are sourcing some replacement parts for some damaged components today to complete this work.

Council kerbside rubbish bin collection service will continue as per normal with alternative arrangements in place for those areas that the collection truck cannot safely access.

Due to road conditions the garbage contractor may not be able to service bins on some rural roads. If residents are affected, they should contact Council's Environmental Health Department (EHD) for alternative arrangements.

Department of Communities will visit the region to assist with assessing impacts of the flood on individual householders.

Residents are invited to assist with gathering information related to flooding and the effects of TC Marcia in the region by posting photos and videos to Council's Facebook site.



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