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Queensland building back better after Cyclone Marcia

Staff Writer |
After Tropical Cyclone Marcia left a trail of destruction throughout the region in February 2015, the Rockhampton and Livingstone communities are continuing the reconstruction process.

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Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said both councils significant reconstruction and betterment programs were being delivered through the joint State-Commonwealth funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

"The Australian and Queensland governments are committed to working together to ensure disaster-affected communities have all the support they need," Keenan said.

"The NDRRA provides local councils with much needed funding for clean-up, recovery and restoration of essential public assets after disaster events like Tropical Cyclone Marcia."

While visiting works on the iconic Scenic Highway at Statue Bay, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said more than $11 million was being used to upgrade the stretch to protect against future natural disasters.

"The Scenic Highway suffered catastrophic landslips and significant damage following Tropical Cyclone Marcia so increasing the overall resilience and quality of the road just makes sense," Palaszczuk said.

"These works are part of an almost $60 million reconstruction program and it was great to see the way that this incredible community has recovered and come together in the face of such hardship."

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