More than $3.4 million in roads and drainage works have been completed in the Bundaberg Region over the past three months.
Bundaberg Regional Council portfolio spokesman Cr Bill Trevor said the works were part of ongoing operations to maintain roads and resolve drainage problems.
“Staff have been very busy upgrading roads and drains in Sea Park Road, Moorlands Road, Kendalls Road and Thornhill Street, just to name a few,” Cr Trevor said.
“There have also been some major projects undertaken in the areas of Johnston Street, McCarthy Street and the recreational precinct.”
Cr Trevor said the Johnston Street works cost almost $1.7 million, with construction completed in December.
“These works included a significant amount of underground drains, road widening and surface drainage,” Cr Trevor said.
“There had been long-standing drainage issues in the area and this will reduce the sensitivity of the local area to rain events.
“Works were started in August and completed in just under four months.”
Cr Trevor said other significant projects included works at the recreational precinct and McCarthy Street.
“Some underground drainage, upgrades and seals to the existing internal road network was undertaken at the recreational precinct over a period of six weeks,” he said.
“There has been an $850,000 investment made to improve the McCarthy Street drainage.”
Cr Trevor said more works would continue in the coming months.
“There will be ongoing works throughout the year, with many more projects almost complete,” he said.
“These works provide significant improvement to the use of facilities as well as easier access to streets for residents and fix some of the drainage problems in and around the region.”