Ted Price is a supporter of the flood levee bank for Rockhampton. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Ted Price is a supporter of the flood levee bank for Rockhampton. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK300514sprice5

Builder says Rockhampton flood levee no-brainer for economy

FOR Rockhampton builder Ted Price the proposed flood levee is a no-brainer. Mr Price, who has built more than 3000 homes in the region, Friday said he fully supported the project.

"If it's done properly, which I'm sure it will be, it's going to be great," he said.

Mr Price said it would raise house values in the Depot Hill area, encourage people to build there and help re-focus development to the CBD. He also said it would benefit the economy.

"The town is pretty quiet at the moment because of the downturn in mining," he said.

"Spending that $40 million will create jobs."