Next steps to recovery
A COMMUNITY planting day at the Lions Park at Brough Bridge in Esk last month has been described as a step closer to the recovery of the Esk area, after flooding in January caused major damage to local waterways.
SEQ Catchments CEO Simon Warner said the planting was one of a number of projects being undertaken in Somerset, Murphys Creek and Postmans Ridge.
“We have a number of projects continuing at Murphys Creek and one just completed at Postmans Ridge as well as the one here,” he said.
“We have actually allocated all of the funding and we have done a lot of work with the local governments to leverage the funding we had in order to maximise what we can deliver to the community.
“The Esk project has been running for a number of weeks and we have helped with the technical expertise.
“We have facilitated with some help from the DEEDI green army crew and ENERGEX put money towards the projects and put money on the table.”
Mr Warner said the recovery was a time for residents to have their say.
“It was a good opportunity for the community to get involved in the project,” he said.
“Where we are at now is a big improvement and the landholders have shown a lot of appreciation for the work done.
“It goes to show these things are important to the region's recovery.”