I would like to see locals to rally and help fellow Queenslanders who have been affected by the Townsville floods.
The Palaszczuk Government has kick-started the donations with $200,000 going to organisations like GIVIT, the Australian Red Cross and UnitingCare.
I will never forget how our community rallied together to help out those affected by flooding in May 2015.
I encourage our community to use that same generosity of spirit and help out our fellow Queenslanders in the north.
North Queensland has experienced an unprecedented and catastrophic flooding event, which is still affecting communities across the north, with some communities expected to be isolated for days or weeks to come.
For many people they are only just now getting back to their houses to assess the extent of the damage.
In the days and weeks ahead we will get a better understanding of the full scale of the damage done to homes and infrastructure and the true cost of the floods will become apparent.
For more information on how you can help residents affected by flooding and to make a donation through The Australian Red Cross Society, UnitingCare, Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland and GIVIT please visit: www.qld.gov.au/emergency/emergencies-services/help-disaster