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to clarify issues of reconstruction and pre-
pare the necessary implementation plans.
The authority also made its first
monthly report as part of Operation
Queenslander. It found that the o cial
reconstruction cost is expected to be
$5.8 billion. Of that, $0.8 billion is due to
damage from tropical cyclone Yasi and $5
billion from ooding.
Some 9170km (21%) of the state s road
network were damaged but, according
to the report, 3801km (41% of damaged
roads) has been recovered. e state s rail
network saw 4748km (29%) impacted, but
so far 3807km (80% of damaged rail) has
Of Queensland s 20 ports, 11 were
disaster-affected. Since then, 10 have
returned to full operation, while the Port
of Bundaberg is operating at below full
All 76 wastewater treatment plants and
47 of the 48 water treatment plants a ected
by the event are reported to have returned
to operation. A number of plants, while
operational, are likely to require repairs.
Of Queensland s 54 coal mines, about
12 had returned or were close to full
production, about 37 were partially op-
erational, three were producing coal but
had no means to transport it, and two were
not in operation.
e Queensland government is cur-
rently seeking to connect local organisa-
tions with appropriate corporate bodies
for assistance and support via its Join
Forces program. It has also extended the
Premier s Disaster Relief Appeal. To date,
it has received $231 million in donations.
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