Dylan leaves millions of dollars of damage

EX-TROPICAL cyclone Dylan wasn't the biggest cyclone to hit the Queensland coast in recent times, but the damage to the Capricorn Coast and Great Keppel Island will run into the millions.

Livingstone Council crews began to assess the damage over the weekend, with a full assessment expected to be completed by tomorrow.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said erosion was the biggest issue, but it was not covered by normal disaster arrangements.

"That excludes things like coastal damage... it's only for infrastructure," he said.

He said it would take a partnership approach to assess what action needed to be taken.

"Council crews will be able to deal with most of it, but major erosion needs a proper assessment in conjunction with the State Government," he said yesterday.

"Under the coastal management plan, the government has the overarching responsibility.

"We're having that discussion with them and I'm very pleased with the response so far… Bruce Young has been very helpful."

Cr Ludwig will meet with state agencies at 3pm today.

He will discuss Great Keppel Island and also said every beach access along the coast had been impacted.

There was also road damage across the shire.

"The tides have impacted on waterways and The Bluff took a real pounding.

"Muskers Beach at Zilzie was hardest hit.

"When we have an idea of the full scale, we'll keep the community fully informed," he said.

Road Closures

Waterpark Creek Road closed at Waterpark Creek crossing

Byfield Rd floodway past school

Dairy Inn Rd, Mt Chalmers and Iron Pot

Old Byfield Rd, Mulara,

Whites Road, Bondoola,

Hinz Avenue Boat Ramp,

Farnborough Rd

Hedlow Creek Lake Mary Road and Artillery Rd, Ironpot,

Barmaryee Rd

Farnborough Rd pedestrian path

Coorooman Creek Rd, Cawarral



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