Townsville Infrastructure Flood Recovery Presentation
The 2019 Townsville flood was a major flood event that occurred in the city of Townsville and surrounding areas. One of the worst natural disasters to ever impact the region, the event was caused by a slow-moving tropical low, situated north-east of Mt Isa. The system persisted for approximately one week with little deviation or movement, producing consistent heavy rainfall over the affected areas. Major flooding occurred across the Townsville region as a result.
Some Townsville suburbs, particularly Rosslea, Hermit Park, and Idalia, experienced major inundation. This resulted in a significant impact upon infrastructure such as the road, power, rail and water supply networks.
Multiple agencies assisted with the recovery, including the State Emergency Service (SES), Queensland Government, Townsville City Council, Australian Defence Force, Queensland Rail and Ergon Energy.
The focus for this presentation will be on the impact that the flooding event had upon local infrastructure in the Townsville area and work that went into assessing and evaluating damage and undertaking repairs.
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