Fencing support for North West flood-affected properties

Fencing support for North West flood-affected properties

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A Nelia district fence line damaged in February's floods. Photo: Sally Cripps

A Nelia district fence line damaged in February's floods. Photo: Sally Cripps

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Government funding will be provided to help fix boundary fences damaged in the North West Queensland floods.

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Government funding will be provided to help fix boundary fences damaged in the North West Queensland floods.

Transport minister Mark Bailey said Transport and Main Roads would assist landowners to reinstate boundary fencing between privately owned land and state-controlled roads.

"Animals on the road pose a significant safety risk to drivers, especially along major freight routes in north west Queensland, so fixing boundary fences to prevent stock from wandering is a priority," he said.

So far 14 property owners have contacted TMR to access the initiative. Eligible works will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments.

The funding is specifically available for damage sustained during the January and February flood event and fencing must directly join a state-controlled road in an eligible area.

Interested landowners can contact contact TMR at cloncurry.office@tmr.qld.gov.au

Meanwhile Queensland Rail has teamed up with BlazeAid to donate surplus rail to flood-affected farmers in Central West Queensland.

"Queensland Rail recently donated almost a kilometre of surplus rail to assist flood-affected properties near Winton, Corfield and Oondooroo to help rebuild fencing and other structures that were washed away in these devastating floods," Mr Bailey said.

"I'm proud of how our state has come together to provide support to fellow Queenslanders in a time of need and know that this donation will go a long way in repairing some of the affected properties and easing the financial burden associated with the damage.

"Queensland Rail will continue to identify surplus rail for donation, assisting BlazeAid's continued disaster relief efforts."

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