LNP to take all flood recommendations

THE LNP will implement every recommendation contained in the Flood Commission of Inquiry Report, it announced today.

The Commission of Inquiry findings into the devastating January 2011 floods in south-east Queensland were handed down earlier this year.

Premier Campbell Newman released the government's response to the inquiry in parliament this morning.

Mr Newman said he would implement in full all the recommendations relating to the State Government.

Of the 177 recommendations, 123 relate to the State Government, 56 to local government, eight to the Federal Government and seven to private entities.

Mr Newman said the recommendations would be divided into five streams for implementation with a working group from each government department driving the change.

The departments responsible for implementation include housing and public works, environment and heritage protection and energy and water supply.

Mr Newman said he would be working closely with local government.

"We have closely engaged with the Local Government Association of Queensland in developing the response, especially on their concerns about timelines and costs of flood studies and mapping," he said.

Mr Newman said the task ahead involved flood studies for the Brisbane River catchment, levee work, management of abandoned mines and operation of dams.

The Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program will hand out $40 million over three years for councils to implement the commission recommendations.


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