In December 2012 we received more than $6 million of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) funding to help with flood recovery work. Jointly funded by the Australian and state governments, the NDRRA assistance package provides resourcing to help communities following disaster events.
Key to our planning for the on ground works program was taking a whole of system approach to flood recovery. This included looking at the damaged site, addressing immediate concerns and also taking the entire waterway into account and factoring in past and future scenarios when planning for the long-range stability of the system.
To better inform the planning process we worked with consultants to do survey and design work relating to dynamics, geomorphology and hydrology of a number of systems that experienced significant damage.