Positive signs for flood victims
AN ANNOUNCEMENT on the potential class action against the State Government's handling of Wivenhoe Dam is expected in July as litigators finalise their expert testimony.
The signs are positive for Ipswich flood victims, with law firm Maurice Blackburn, backed by litigation funders IMF, expecting a claim to be lodged.
Public meetings will be held again this weekend in four Brisbane locations, to update potential claimants on how the hydrologist's investigations are faring.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers principal Damian Scattini said while Ipswich will not host any meetings this weekend, meetings will be scheduled in the region.
Hundreds gathered for the previous meetings held in March, but Councillor Paul Tully doesn't expect many Ipswich residents to travel to Brisbane this weekend.
Mr Scattini said the world-class hydrologists the legal firm have engaged to prove their case have uncovered some positive findings so far.
"They are genuinely world class and genuinely independent," he said.
"We are anticipating making an announcement in July. We still have some things they need to do there. We need to show what difference that would have made."
Cr Tully said the positive signs were a promising indication to the people of Ipswich searching for a last chance to recoup their losses.
"That's good news for all of the Ipswich flood victims. People are sort of anticipating a positive result following the Commission's findings that the operation of the dam had breached the manual in the days leading up to the flood," he said.
"This will give something to people who were not insured and whose insurers didn't pay out."