Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, flanked by Member for Toowoomba North Kerry Shine (right) and Labor candidate for Toowoomba South Sam Macfarlane (left), in Toowoomba today to announce a $23.3 million flood mitigation plan,
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, flanked by Member for Toowoomba North Kerry Shine (right) and Labor candidate for Toowoomba South Sam Macfarlane (left), in Toowoomba today to announce a $23.3 million flood mitigation plan, Nev Madsen

Bligh promises $23.3m flood plan

QUEENSLAND Premier Anna Bligh has today announced a bold $23.3 million flood mitigation plan for Toowoomba's CBD.

Ms Bligh announced that the State Government would partner with Toowoomba Regional Council to urgently deliver the $3 million Clewley Park detention basin.

She said a new Labor Government would then over the next five years partner with the Federal Government to jointly fund a series of projects that would protect the Toowoomba CBD from a 1-in-100-year flood.

Those projects include:

  • Ballin Drive detention basin (East Creek) - $3.5 million
  • Garnett Lehmann Park detention basin (East Creek) - $3.6 million
  • Channel works between James and Herries Sts (West Creek) - $1.7 million
  • Channel works from James St to Creek St (incorporating Mary and Horton Sts) - $6.7 million
  • O'Quinn St detention basins in the Goggs St catchment - $3 million