MORE than 100 Ipswich householders have expressed interest in a voluntary buy-back of their flood-affected properties.
Another 69 householders are interested in raising their home, 74 in a resilient rebuild and 71 people remain unsure.
MP for Bundamba Lance McCallum released the figures during the government’s release of flood resilience design guidelines at Goodna.
Minister for Public Works Mick de Brenni said options under the Resilient Homes Fund include retrofitting or house-raising to improve resilience or, in severe cases, voluntary buyback of properties. But he said there was no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
McCallum said that, as at June 28, more than 3171 people had registered their interest in the program. This included 391 people registering their interest in the voluntary buy-back scheme, 1072 in the house-raising and 1145 in the retrofit and 563 people being unsure.
“In Ipswich LGA, 349 homes have registered their interest in the Fund,” said Mr McCallum.
“This includes 69 interested in raising their home, 74 in a resilient rebuild, 135 in the voluntary buyback and 71 people are still unsure.
“As part of the home assessments, homeowners are educated about the flood risks for their individual properties,” he said.
Mr de Brenni said that floor level surveys will be completed before home assessments.
For help, contact Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or register your interest in the fund at www.qld.gov.au/resilienthomes.