Bundy tenders to fix roads

BUNDABERG Regional Council has put three flood reconstruction packages worth $50 million out to tender with work planned to start by Christmas.

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said the primary target of the tenders was to deliver important road and drainage restoration works on more than 850 roads within the Bundaberg Regional Council area.

"This is welcome news for locals who can expect work to restore the majority of local roads damaged in the 2010-11 floods to their pre-flood standard to commence by Christmas," he said.

Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman said Hummock, Back Springfield and Zinks Rds sustained extensive damage during the 2010-11 summer and all required major work to restore pavement failure and deep rutting.

"In addition to carrying out like-for-like flood restoration works under the NDRRA program, council has also contributed some additional funds in instances where extra work would deliver stronger, more-resilient roads," Cr Forman said.

He said the enhanced roads would better withstand future flooding and provide safer and more secure routes.



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