ALMOST two years after Cyclone Yasi struck North Queensland, reconstruction work is continuing in local communities across the Hinchinbrook electorate.
Hinchinbrook MP Andrew Cripps welcomed Premier Campbell Newman and Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander to Ingham for the opening of a new cyclone shelter last week.
Mr Cripps said the shelter, which was a joint venture between the Queensland Government and the Government of Abu Dhabi, was a great asset for the Herbert River district.
"The cyclone shelter in Ingham is multi-purpose and will be very useful for students and staff at Ingham High School on a daily basis throughout the school year," Mr Cripps said.
"I hope it doesn't happen anytime soon, but when it does, we will have a modern facility for people who don't have a place to go during a natural disaster.
"There is still a lot of work to be done to complete the huge reconstruction task across the Hinchinbrook electorate, but progress is being made.
"The reconstruction effort has progressed through the cooperation between government agencies and local councils and the patience of local communities."
Mr Cripps said a few of the major reconstruction projects already delivered or under way in the Hinchinbrook electorate included:
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