Cyclone Dylan's repair bill on Capricorn Coast could hit $1m
IT'S not a full-blown picture yet, but preliminary damage estimates on the Capricorn Coast, as a result of Cyclone Dylan, could clocked in somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million.
Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig yesterday said that figure could rise significantly once a full damage assessment was done.
The council will now prepare its preliminary assessment report to apply for State funding from Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.
The council must also meet a $134,000 threshold contribution towards public infrastructure and road damages for the State Government to approve funding.
It can then go on to assess the full extent of damage on the Capricorn Coast.
Cr Ludwig told The Morning Bulletin yesterday there was significant damage on the Capricorn Coast between Bangalee and Zilzie.
There were also a number of rural roads and other infrastructure across the shire severely impacted by flash flooding and damage.
Some places he said were not accessible. "Some of the work on damage could take up to 12 months to repair," he said. Cr Ludwig confirmed the cost of damages at Great Keppel Island Hideaway would have to be covered by private insurance.