A statue will be erected to honour the mud army that helped clean up Brisbane after last year's devastating floods.
Premier Anna Bligh made the announcement as she toured the Centenary Rowing Club on Thursday, a year on from the dirty tide that swamped it and vast swathes of the city.
Club members rowed alongside the premier, as she toured the upper reaches of the Brisbane River, near Riverhills, by tinny.
Ms Bligh said last January's floods rose up to six metres above the clubhouse, causing more than $400,000 damage.
Despite the devastation, the club used its tinnies to evacuate local residents, she said.
"Across the world, images of volunteers in their thousands who turned out across the city to help neighbours and strangers have come to symbolise what it means to be a Queenslander," Ms Bligh told reporters.
"The sense of community spirit will forever be remembered across the world, and a statue of the mud army will become a permanent reminder of that great Queensland spirit."
The state government will allocate up to $150,000 for the statue, which will be erected at a suitable site along the Brisbane River.
Photo: Brisbane River broke its banks on January 12 last year (Getty Images)