Second round of public hearings into the 2010/2011 floods announced.
Second round of public hearings into the 2010/2011 floods announced.

Round two of flood inquiry announced

THE Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry today announced the second round of public hearings into the 2010/2011 floods.

Hearings will be conducted in Gympie, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Maryborough, and Ipswich.

They will examine the range of issues under the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference, with a particular focus on insurance and land planning.

Public hearings have been scheduled for:

Brisbane

19 – 22 September

26 – 29 September

3 – 6 October
Bundaberg

10 October (afternoon)

11 October (morning)
Maryborough 12 October
Gympie 13 October
Ipswich 18 – 19 October
Brisbane 24 – 27 October

The Inquiry’s interim report will be provided to the Queensland Government by 1 August 2011, focussing on recommendations which can be implemented before next summer’s wet season.

The Queensland Government allocated $15 million for the Commission of Inquiry, which was established on 17 January 2011.

In the first round of public hearings, the Inquiry sat on 31 days in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Dalby, Goondiwindi, St George, Ipswich, Rockhampton and Emerald.

The Commission has also held community meetings and consultations in thirteen locations in central and western Queensland, and the Lockyer Valley.

The final report is due to be provided to the Queensland Government by 24 February 2012.

For more information about the Inquiry, including its terms of reference, visit www.floodcommission.qld.gov.au.

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