Eleven new flood alert gauges funded by the State, Federal and local governments will help fill the gaps in Ipswich and Brisbane’s flood alert system.

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier of Queensland

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The new gauges bring the network’s total to around 47 in the Ipswich region, which will be used by the Bureau of Meteorology to provide flood and weather warnings to the general public and other councils.

When it comes to floods, we’re all in it together. When Ipswich cops it, so does Brisbane, and by harnessing local knowhow for the smartest gauge locations and BoM expertise, we can be better warned, not if, but when it floods again.

The new flood gauges are at Rosewood, Collingwood Park, Redbank Plains, Karalee, Ripley, Redbank Plains, Peak Crossing, Grandchester, Goodna and Bundamba.