Report recommends CMC investigation

Anna Bligh receiving the Floods Commission of Inquiry report.
Anna Bligh receiving the Floods Commission of Inquiry report.

THREE engineers who were in charge of southeast Queensland's biggest dam at the height of the 2011 flood face potential criminal charges, after an inquiry called on the Crime and Misconduct Commission to examine the accuracy of their post-flood reports and testimony.

The long-awaited report of the $15 million flood inquiry, handed to Premier Anna Bligh today, says the commission of inquiry has found non-compliance with the manual under which Wivenhoe Dam was supposed to be operated ahead of the January 2011 flood that swamped Brisbane and Ipswich.

Ms Bligh has vowed, if re-elected, to implement the report "in its entirety, lock stock and barrel". She said 136 of the 177 recommendations related to the state government.

Ms Bligh said the finding about a breach of the dam manual did open the potential for legal action against Seqwater but it did not of itself establish legal liability.

"Seqwater has its own commercial insurance and it will be through their insurance that they work through any claims against them," she said.

Read more on the Brisbane Times

Topics:  cmc flood

Landry accuses media of undertaking Joyce 'witch-hunt'

ROCKHAMPTON VISIT: Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry at CQLX

'Barnaby's been absolutely massacred in this'

Exclusive CQ business revs onto the market

GREAT OPPORTUNITY: Kim and Jason Rose, owners of Kenrose Park, are asking for 'expressions of interest' for the ownership of their track.

There's plenty of opportunity, you don't have to be a racing fanatic

Community rallies behind sons of mum who drowned in Emu Park

Tracey Williams died saving her son from the water in Emu Park.

THOUSANDS already raised as family prepares for life without Tracey

Local Partners