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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



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