Gold Coast to open fence steel pipes to help fund infrastructure fund
The Gold Coast is set to open a new fence to support the Federal Government’s infrastructure fund, and the Queensland Government is pushing for more funding to be allocated to Queensland’s flood mitigation.
Read more about the Queensland Flood Mitigation Fund:”We have identified a significant gap in the current funding scheme and we are calling on the Queensland and Australian Governments to ensure this funding is allocated appropriately,” Gold Coast Mayor Graham Quigley said.
“Our city has seen unprecedented flooding in the past four years, but our infrastructure needs are not being met.”
Mr Quigleys announcement follows a statement by Mr Morrison on Tuesday, when he said the State Government would “re-establish” a flood mitigation fund for the region.
“We’ve been able to secure $10.6 billion in Federal Government funding through the National Flood Mitment Fund (NFMF), and that is going to be reinvested into our infrastructure and services,” Mr Morrison said.
The $10 billion in funding will be re-invested into the state’s flood prevention, disaster response and recovery and recovery operations.
“The Gold Coast needs $5.3 billion in infrastructure funding, so that we can ensure our region continues to be the top place in Australia to be a safe and resilient place to live and work,” Mr Quigles statement said.’
The Gold Cup has given us a boost’In November last year, the Gold Coast hosted the Rio Olympics, which helped lift the city into the global spotlight.
The gold medal won by South Australia was awarded to Australia.
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