Fifteen shires across Queensland have had their drought declarations revoked after a big wet season which included record rain and flooding .

Quilpie Mayor, David Edwards, says “It’s the best summer that we’ve had out here since 1976. We’ve had rain from November through to April , there is a good body of feed, all the waters are replenished and there’s a bright outlook for the future.”
But Councillor Edwards also advises the south-west region is facing a long recovery from both drought and flooding. “Just because it has rained and we’ve had a good season … it hasn’t rained money and people have been struggling,” he said.

Queensland Primary Industries Minister Tim Mulherin says drought declared areas now include parts of the Banana and Goondiwindi regional councils and all of the Toowoomba Regional Council area.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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