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Logan Flood Recovery 2017

The rain depression from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie passed over South East Queensland for just 24 hours and brought falls of 400mm and winds up to 120km/h throughout Logan. This triggered a record flood event for the City of Logan, inundating hundreds of properties in the Logan and Albert river catchments during the period 30 March 2017 to 5 April 2017. The flood was classed as a 100-year event for the Albert River and a 20 to 50 year event for the Logan River.

The Logan City Local Disaster Coordination Centre and Local Disaster Management Group were activated to manage the response and coordinate both the council and the community's efforts to keep people safe and mitigate damage. During the event Logan experienced damage to road and water infrastructure, and numerous sport, recreational and park infrastructure were also damaged.

City of Logan Local Recovery Plan

The City of Logan Local Recovery Plan (PDF 218 KB) provides an overview of the damage and impacts sustained during the 2017 flood event, and addresses the short, medium and long term local recovery objectives and strategies for Logan.

There are a number of recovery initiatives occurring across the State. The Tropical Cyclone Debbie Recovery Initiatives (PDF 395 KB) document provides a brief description for each recovery initiative and where to find more information.

Funding Assistance Available

The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) are a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide financial assistance to disaster affected individuals, primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations.

NDRRA assistance for individuals, businesses and primary producers is available through:

Funding assistance available for people

  • Disaster Recovery Payment - provides one-off financial assistance for eligible people adversely affected by Ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
  • Disaster Recovery Allowance - provides assistance to employees, primary producers and sole traders who can demonstrate they have experienced a loss of income as a direct result of Ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie. 

People in the Logan region have until 4 October 2017 to lodge a claim with the Department of Human Services (Centrelink).

More information on eligibility is available on the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) website or by contacting the Australian Government Information Hotline on 180 22 66.

The Queensland State Government has extended assistance to the Logan region for demolition or rebuilding to restore housing to a habitable condition.

Funding assistance for primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations

QRAA administers financial assistance to affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under NDRRA.

  • Natural Disaster Recovery Grants - grants up to $25,000 for recovery efforts to pay for clean-up and restoration costs arising out of direct damage.
  • Natural Disaster Assistance - low interest loans up to $250,000. Non-profit organisations directly affected may be eligible for a loan and grant package up to $105,000.
  • Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) - primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations which have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of Ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding (such as through loss of electricity, water or road access for extended periods) may be eligible for low interest loans up to $100,000.

Primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations can only receive assistance under the Natural Disaster Assistance Scheme OR the Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Scheme for an eligible disaster - not both.

Businesses have until 13 October 2017 to apply for assistance.

For more information on the Natural Disaster Recovery Grants and Assistance for primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations, and for eligibility, please visit the QRRA website.

More information on the disaster assistance available for Ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie for individuals, primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisationscan be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website or the Queensland Government’s Disaster management website at https://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/.

Bridge Updates

Information on the ongoing repairs to the Alan Wilke Bridge and the Chardon Bridge will be updated regularly:

LocationStatus

Chardon Bridge

Cedar Creek

Closed to all traffic.

Logan City Council began work in late April 2017 on Chardon Bridge, removing the old bridge, which connects Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road and Plunkett Road in Cedar Creek.

A signed traffic detour is in place around the work zone via Chardon Bridge Road, Veivers Road and Beenleigh-Beaudesert Road. An alternative route is also available via Plunkett Road and Waterford-Tamborine Road for motorists travelling south.

The new Chardon Bridge is expected to open to the public in October 2017 (weather permitting).

Current information on Logan City Council's bridge replacement project for Chardon Bridge at Cedar Creek:

Sport and Recreation Facilities Updates

There are a number of sport and recreation facilities impacted by the recent flood event across the city. All sporting fields have now been reopened following the flood and repairs to electrical infrastructure and buildings are well underway.

Council is working closely with impacted Sport and Recreation Organisations to get all facilities back operational as soon as possible.

Should you require specific information on a sport and recreation facility please contact Council on 3412 3412.

Recovery Support

Successful recovery relies not only on local, state and federal governments, community and non-government agencies, but also on the community, through community-led approaches. There are numerous agencies across the functions of recovery that play a part in assisting with the recovery of impacted communities. These agencies include, but are not limited to:

AgencySupportContacts
Department of Human ServicesProvides assistance to those adversely affected by the Ex-Tropical Cyclone Flood Event through the provision of Disaster Recovery Payments or Disaster Recovery Allowance.

www.disasterassist.gov.au

Phone: 132 850

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability ServicesCoordinates human and social recovery services including Immediate Hardship Assistance, Essential Services Hardship Assistance, Structural Assistance and Essential Services Safety.Phone: Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349
Queensland Health Assists affected communities with public health, mental health and human/social recovery after an event.Phone: 13 43 25 84
Queensland Reconstruction Authority Administers Counter Disaster Operations (Category A) and Restoration of Essential Public Assets (Category B) relief measures, which can be applied for by local government authorities and state government agencies. Phone: 1800 110 841
Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA)Administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).Phone: 1800 623 946
Healthy Land and WaterEstablished a new hotline to provide advice to property owners on how to restore damaged creeks and gullies following the floods in March this year.Phone: 3816 9720
Department of Environment and Heritage ProtectionSeeks to identify early environmental impacts after an event and will assist in prioritising environmental recovery actions.Phone: 1300 130 372
Department of Housing and Public WorksAssists by facilitating immediate and longer-term temporary accommodation solutions, and will coordination building damage assessments across impacted areas.Phone: 13 74 68
Department of Transport and Main RoadsDelivers and maintains the integrated transport network across Queensland. Continues to provide the latest information regarding disruptions and closures across the road, rail, aviation and maritime networks.

www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

Phone: 13 74 68

Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth GamesIdentifies the impact on small business post disaster, and assists in the development and implementation of recovery activities.Phone: 13 74 68
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Provides advice on various financial support arrangements available to primary producers including freight subsidies, disaster loans, essential working capital loans and leasehold rent relief. Phone: 13 25 23
Queensland Farmers' FederationEngages in a broad range of economic, social, environmental and regional issues of strategic importance to the productivity, sustainability and growth of Queensland's agricultural sector.Phone: 3837 4720
Insurance Council of Australia Aims to promote insurance protection and security to the community and provides a range of practical information to support consumers.Phone: 1300 728 228
Australian Red Cross Works with individuals and communities following an emergency to provide practical and emotional support and information. Red Cross also provide referrals to emergency and disaster recovery services, and assist by helping communities understand and plan their recovery process.Phone: 1800 811 700
UnitingCare Community Provides community services across Queensland.Phone: 1800 001 953
St Vincent de Paul Society Provides to those affected, particularly evacuated people with essential material items, such as blankets, toiletries, mattress, essential new clothing, food and water during a disaster.Phone: 3010 1002
Salvation Army Provides emergency catering services during a disaster for affected communities and volunteers.Phone: 13 72 58
GIVIT

Works with government agencies, local councils and not-for-profit organisations to identify the immediate and long term needs of the affected community. GIVIT also manages all offers of donated goods, services and financial donations to provide essential goods or assistance to people impacted by an emergency event.

Donations are managed through GIVIT's website: www.givit.org.au