The State Government’s launched an inquiry into whether the Moreton Bay Rail Link worsened last Friday’s flooding, north of Brisbane.

And more home-owners will now be eligible for hardship payments, as the massive cleanup continues.

Rebecca McDonough reports.


The Lord Mayor Graham Quirk donned a hi-vis and helped repair potholes in Kedron, caused by last week’s severe storm.

Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor: “We have since Friday night now filled over 1,200 potholes in this city.”

In Brisbane, the suburb of Deagon was one of the worst affected.

The clean up bill is huge.

Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor: “It will run into the millions.”

In Moreton Bay shire some families lost everything.

Concerns the Moreton Bay Rail Link development made flooding worse will be examined.

Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier: “I can announce that there will be an independent investigation into flooding concerns raise by residents in the Moreton Bay Region.”

The State Government is continuing to provide assistance to those hardest hit by the storm.

It’s more than tripled the number of streets eligible for hardship payments.

They include Burpengary, Deception Bay and Rothwell.

Jo-Ann Miller, Minister for Emergency Services: “We will be with them every step of the way and we will walk the journey with them.”

The clean up will take some time.

Authorities are asking residents to report any road damage that needs to be repaired.

Rebecca McDonough, QUT News.