News

Premier visits Gayndah, Mundubbera

HOLE LOT OF WORK: Campbell Newman surveys the damage to a citrus orchard in Gayndah. Photo Brandon Livesay / Central & North Burnett Times
HOLE LOT OF WORK: Campbell Newman surveys the damage to a citrus orchard in Gayndah. Photo Brandon Livesay / Central & North Burnett Times Brandon Livesay

PREMIER Campbell Newman tried to assure the Central Burnett they had not been forgotten.

The Premier spent this morning taking a whirlwind tour of the devastation in Gayndah and Mundubbera.

Mr Newman told a crowd of Gayndah residents that help had been slow to arrive due to the rush to evacuate more than 1000 people in Bundaberg.

"You probably feel that you are forgotten but I assure you most wholeheartedly you were not," Mr Newman said.

"The cavalry is now arriving.

"There are people and resources still on their way. The mayor will get the support he needs."

But the appearance of the Premier did not appease the town's anxiety.

It has now been six days since the flood, and North Burnett residents are only today eligible to apply for the $1,000 per adult Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment.

The payment is made to those who have been stranded from or in their homes for at least 24 hours, or have been without electricity or essential service for a continuous period of 48 hours.

Some residents have been without power for over three days, and emergency services have estimated 80-100 houses in Gayndah alone have been flooded, and a further 80 in Mundubbera.

"All of the communities are important, and all of them will get the attention and the resources and support that they need. But it is a matter of time," Mr Newman said.

Topics:  queensland floods




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Having battled PND four times, Mel says the secret is sleep

'I just thought, don’t all mothers get no sleep?’

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Breaking: Ninth case of black lung is confirmed

Section of a coal worker's lung showing black lung disease with progressive massive fibrosis.Contributed

A 62-year-old underground miner has been diagnosed with black lung.

Roar training adds to Joe’s NPL quality

Western Pride footballer Joe Duckworth.

Duckworth thrives on extra work

Latest deals and offers

Hey Mumma Working

What's tougher - full time work or being a mum, why?

What's tougher - full time work or being a mum, why?

Shayne Neumann

Shayne Neumann MP. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times

Shayne Neumann

Scott Buchholz MP for Wright

Incumbent Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz of the Liberal National Party.Photo: Contributed

Scott Buchholz MP member for Wright.

Arts and culture get a boost in council budget

HAPPY CAMPER: Council’s culture boss Cr Charlie Pisasale will be delighted $400,000 has been allocated for a business case investigation for IPAC.

IPAC at the forefront of councillor's agenda

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four