READY FOR TAKE OFF: Condamine Alliance CEO Phil McCullough and general manager programs Andrew McCartney before the flight.
READY FOR TAKE OFF: Condamine Alliance CEO Phil McCullough and general manager programs Andrew McCartney before the flight. Photo Contributed

Swan Creek fix is one step closer after flight

PLANS to fix the banks of Swan Ck behind Carey Bros Abattoir will hopefully be agreed to within a month.

That is the word from Condamine Alliance Group CEO Phil McCullough after the group yesterday flew a plane to assess property damage over the Southern and Darling Downs from last week's rain.

Erosion of the banks has been a constant concern after they were hit hard in the 2011 and 2013 floods and Mr McCullough said he was hopeful plans would be finalised in the near future.

"I would like to think we will have plans sorted within the next month," Mr McCullough said.

"That may depend on when the second plans get sorted because they have had one set of plans drawn up but another engineer said they wouldn't work.

"We'll probably have to wait until some people can get on the ground and have a look.

"There's also a big problem getting machinery in there at the moment because the ground is wet."

Mr McCullough said the damage to the banks was not as major this time.

"There was minor site damage from last week's rain," he said.

"Warwick didn't really get intensive storms."

Condamine Alliance Group general manager programs Andrew McCartney said the aim of the flight was to get a large overview.

"We flew the area trying to get an idea of any additional damage to the Carey Bros site," Mr McCartney said.

"We were aware of additional damage from last week's rain.

"So we were using the flight to help with the plans.

"It may show things that are useful when they go to do mitigation work."

Mr McCullough said no major damage occurred in Warwick, with Mt Tyson, west of Toowoomba, suffering the worst damage as a result of last week's rain.

Anyone seeking flood assistance is urged to call 4620 0182.



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