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After the devastating effects of Queensland’s largest natural disasters in 2010 and 2011, the Queensland Government implemented a $60 million cyclone shelter program in conjunction with the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Ten sites in central and northern Queensland were chosen for the cyclone shelters. The Department of Housing and Public Works managed the delivery of eight of these shelters in Proserpine, Bowen, Tully, Port Douglas, Townsville, Ingham, Weipa and Yeppoon. A cyclone shelter in Mackay was delivered by the Department of Education, Training and Employment and a shelter at Edmonton was designed and delivered by the Cairns Regional Council.
The cyclone shelters are designed to withstand a Category Five cyclone and are located in areas deemed to be outside of potential storm tide inundation and not at risk from flood, landslip or other significant hazards.

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