$10.3m betterment program fix for Douglas Shire’s roads

The Far North Queensland Shire of Douglas is getting than $10 million to repair, rebuild and reinforce infrastructure damaged by the devastating monsoon trough of early last year.

The money for the projects is coming from the 2019 Betterment program jointly funded by the Federal and Queensland Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The three projects which improvement works will be delivered across are:

  • Donovan Range, $3.9 million;
  • Zig Zag Road, $3.297 million; and
  • Bloomfield Track, $3.495 million.

Federal Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said: “We know that we will be visited by extreme weather more frequently in the future, so it is important that we invest in the resilience of our communities.”  

Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Steven Miles said: “Unfortunately, Queensland often bears the brunt of natural disasters, it’s been a horror year and we need to prepare for the worst ahead of tropical cyclone and bushfire season.”

Click here for the 2019 Betterment Program guidelines.