Maxi Bader is dealing with her brand new house in Elphinstone Street being inundated with flash flooding. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Maxi Bader is dealing with her brand new house in Elphinstone Street being inundated with flash flooding. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK300113sbader3

Row over flooded Elphinstone St home

KAREN Bader is livid no one involved in the sale of her daughter Maxi's new home said the gullies near the Elphinstone St house had the potential to flood.

"We asked everyone if it flooded and everyone said no," Karen said.

The house is not in the Q100 area and is not expected to go under during floods.

Rockhampton Regional Council CEO Evan Pardon said council didn't grant permission to build Maxi's house.

Mr Pardon said it was assessed and approved by a private certifier.

He said the council was unable to comment further because of legal issues, but the council was willing to work with Maxi and the private certifier.

"Someone must be held accountable," Karen said.

"If anyone can help we appreciate it."

Maxi and Karen thanked everyone in the community who had already helped them with cleaning and removing furniture.



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