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Queensland Floods Inquiry interim report released


The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry today provided an interim report on the 2010/2011 flood events to the Queensland Government.

The report can be viewed on the Commission's website.

The report examines a range issues relating to flood preparedness, and makes 175 recommendations focussed on changes which can be implemented before the next wet season.

The Inquiry is conducted by Commissioner, Justice Catherine Holmes, assisted by Deputy Commissioners Mr Jim O’Sullivan AC and Mr Phillip Cummins.

In the first round of public hearings, the Inquiry heard evidence from 167 witnesses and sat on 31 days in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Dalby, Goondiwindi, St George, Ipswich, Rockhampton and Emerald.

The Commission has also held community meetings and consultations in 13 locations in central and western Queensland, and the Lockyer Valley.

The final report is due to be provided to the Queensland Government by 24 February 2012, and will examine a range of issues in the Inquiry's terms of reference, with a particular focus on insurance and land planning.