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South Rockhampton flood levee talks begin

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Public consultation on the proposed $60 million South Rockhampton Flood Levee is under way and will continue until June 21.

Meanwhile, a comprehensive assessment of all environmental, social and economic impacts will be undertaken.

The 8.7km levee would run from Rockhampton CBD to the Bruce Highway. Flood modelling has identified the project as the most cost-effective way to mitigate the effects of flooding in several key areas of the Queensland town.

Insurer Suncorp says it is a strong supporter of flood mitigation in Rockhampton, which has long been dangerously exposed.

“Suncorp looks forward to receiving data and information about the project and getting on with the important business of repricing premiums for those households and buildings that stand to directly benefit,” Insurance CEO Gary Dransfield said.