08 November 2014

ALMOST four years after southeast Queensland was ravaged by floods, many victims constantly relive the devastation, according to Ipswich councillor Paul Tully.

"Every day, every day" they see the scars left behind, he says on behalf of the 4500 members of the largest class action in Australian history, who are suing the Queensland government over the disaster.

Brought by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, the case will be heard from July 18, 2016, in the NSW Supreme Court because Queensland does not have a class action regime.

Mr Tully yesterday said the setting of the date let victims know they would get their day in court. But he is also mindful that by then, five years will have passed since the floods left a $2.3 billion damage bill.