A Cape York mayor in far north Queensland says a $16 million State Government grant to repair flood-damaged roads and infrastructure is not enough.
The State Government has announced the disaster relief funding for the Cook Shire Council for damage caused by cyclones Charlotte and Ellie last year.
But Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott says the grant is “old money” that the council applied for more than a year ago.
He says another $40 million is now needed for repairs after this year’s wet season.
“The wet season last year, which was a heavy one, it was an extended one. We’ve got more claims in for that as well, in excess of that $16 million. I think we’ve got claims in for more than $40 million for this current year,” he said.