Residents invited to information sessions on Roma Flood Mitigation Stage 2

A long-term, multi-staged approach to building a flood resilient community, the Roma Flood Mitigation Project has progressed since construction of the Stage 1 Levee. With funding now obtained, the project is able to progress into the next stage, which includes:

Stage 2a

  • Western Levee (an extension to Stage 1 levee by a further 1km on the western side of Bungil Creek)
  • Eastern Diversion Drain

Stage 2b concept options

  • Expansion of Railway Dam
  • Long Drain improvements
  • Stormwater drainage works (below ground) in town
  • Eastern levee.

The sessions are an opportunity to hear from Councillors and flood engineers GHD – they will be taking place on:

Date: Tuesday, 12 July and Wednesday, 13 July 2016.

Times: 11.30am and 6pm (both days).

Location: Ernest Brock Room, Roma Cultural Centre (Corner Bungil & Quintin Streets).

Cr Jan Chambers, Portfolio Chair for Major Projects said that next week’s information sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about the project’s next phase of works.

“Following completion of the Stage 1 levee, a substantial amount of work has been undertaken by Council and our flood engineers GHD to develop the most effective concept and design for future mitigation works,” Cr Chambers said.

“Stage 2 is a large part of the project with these works set to improve the town’s floodplain resilience, by further reducing the risk of above-floor flooding to a number of properties.

“With Council committed to reducing the above-floor flood risk for Roma residents, undertaking works for Stage 2 will be a significant milestone for this long-term project. I encourage all those interested to please come along to a session next week to hear about all of the work that has been undertaken since Stage 1, and the good work planned for the future.”

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available.

Stage 2 is anticipated to cost approximately $8.32 million. The project is being funded by the Federal Government’s National Insurance Affordability Initiative ($4.98 million), the State Government’s Building our Regions program ($3.09 million) and Maranoa Regional Council ($250,000). ​​