Rudd praises charleville flood efforts as ‚good news‘ in state budget
The Liberal government’s commitment to flood mitigation and building plans for a „safe and efficient“ state economy is a „good 김천안마news“ message on one front, but a bit of a „what-about-the-next-billion“ story on the other.
The floodplain-focused strategy is expected to take an even more significant toll on the state’s flood defences over the next few years than previously estimated.
Rudd’s comments were the focus of a wide-ranging interview with the Herald on Thursday where he touched on the potential consequen오바마 카지노ces of the government’s flood-mitigation plan for all but the most isolated floodplains.
He said there was „a greater risk of disaster than we would have thought“ given the floodplain measures that were implemented over the past decade.
„You see the risk associated with building up that flood plain and the additional risk to the lives of people in areas that are in flood plain – because of the more dense vegetation, the greater risk to the lives of these people,“ he said.
The new Government plans to construct the $1.3 billion Southland Crossing Bridge to allow motor-vehicle access onto and from the floodplain an서산출장마사지d the bridge itself. It is expected to cost about $150 million.
The Herald has obtained the first estimates from the federal government on the actual cost of the projects as well as the potential additional costs.
As he has often done, Rudd said there were „very, very few surprises“.
„This project will cost no more than $2.3 billion – it is a very modest project,“ he said.
„So you have an economic and environmental plan – all this for $2.3 billion has the potential to generate about 10,000 jobs in the state.“
Rudd also said the state’s flood defences were „probably one of the safest in the country“. The state also had enough floodplain to protect from storm surges and heavy rainfall.
He said he would not „try to get a foot in the door“ of the federal flood mitigation policy.
„What we can do in our state in terms of our planning that is also going to increase our defences, if you will, and also the size of the areas where people can safely travel… is actually much, much higher than the federal strategy that has been going on,“ Rudd said.
Rudd’s comments came after the Herald asked about an earlier attemp