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Ipswich flood-affected properties to be assessed

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The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) will conduct follow-up assessments and reviews to homes and businesses damaged by rain and flooding this year.

The 890 properties that were identified as damaged by the assessment team immediately after the events from February and May will be revisited in this assessment, starting from June 20

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding says the assessments will be in addition to work done by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and the QRA during initial damage assessments in the flood’s immediate aftermath.

“Council wants to make sure the most up to date information is available on how many houses are still being repaired,” Cr Harding says.

“The road to recovery continues for many and we will continue to highlight our community’s needs.

“We are committed to working with the QRA to understand the extent of the damage.”

The data is collected by officers undertaking damage assessments in the community using a wireless hand-held monitoring device to provide map-based damage data.

If residents are unavailable during this assessment, a calling card with contact details will be left for residents to seek further information from QRA.

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