Power lines fell into floodwaters at Bidwill Rd at the start of the year.
Power lines fell into floodwaters at Bidwill Rd at the start of the year. Andrea Pearson

Roads to stay dry in floods thanks to betterment funds

THREE Fraser Coast roads will be upgraded to withstand future floods, thanks to the latest round of State and Federal Government betterment funds.

Local Government Minister David Crisafulli was in Maryborough on Wednesday, where he announced Tribune Rd in Maryborough, Bidwill Rd at Jumpo Creek and Arborthree Rd in Glenwood would all be upgraded.

He said Fraser Coast Council would receive more than $680,000 from the betterment fund for the three projects.

Arborthree Rd in Glenwood would receive $52,000 from the betterment fund, $20,000 from the Fraser Coast Council and a further $61,000 from the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Tribune St, often used as an access route for cane farmers, will receive $100,000 from the betterment fund.

It will get another $15,000 from the council and $93,000 from the NDRRA.

Pavement on Bidwill Rd will be replaced with a concrete floodway.

The project has $79,000 from the betterment fund and $25,000 from the council.

Similar betterment projects were also announced earlier this year for roads in Poona, Sunshine Acres, Oakhurst, Glenwood and River Heads.

The new projects will mean more than $2.5 million of the $80 million betterment fund will flow to the Fraser Coast.

The council applied for more than $35 million worth of betterment projects.

The betterment fund was created by the State Government.



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