Campbells Road at Murgon on Monday morning (Photo: SBRC)

January 12, 2022

South Burnett Regional Council work crews have been in action across the region and in Cherbourg following the heavy rainfall at the weekend.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority has been in contact with SBRC CEO Mark Pitt to ascertain the impact ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth has had on the region.

A Council spokesperson said crews have made good progress on emergency repairs.

So far, about 500 priority repairs have been undertaken with about 400 planned over the next few weeks prior to full restoration.

Many road inspections have been completed but about 130 roads are yet to be finalised.

“These inspections are critical to ensure Council can work with both State and Commonwealth governments to access opportunities for assistance to repair the road networks,” the spokesperson said.

“However, immediate action using additional Council resources has commenced to identify emergent repairs with inspection staff working in the impacted area.

“All safety-related road defects will be prioritised, and all efforts will be made to maximise the effective use of available resources in emergent repairs and high-priority road maintenance activity in the short term.

“These weather events have also caused delays on existing defects on the network as works are now being performed on a basis of highest priority and safety.”

Steinhardts Road at Moffatdale on Monday afternoon (Photo: SBRC)

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