Rule Street drainage upgrades protect properties

Drainage upgrades Rule Street Elliott Heads
Drainage upgrades are under way on Rule Street Elliott Heads.

Drainage upgrades are under way on Rule Street, Elliott Heads, to protect properties from stormwater inundation.

Bundaberg Regional Council roads and drainage portfolio spokesman Cr Bill Trevor said new pipework was being laid to improve stormwater flow in the area.

“This area catches quite a bit of stormwater from surrounding properties and the existing single pipe and outlet in place was not adequately handling water flow,” Cr Trevor said.

“We’re installing a larger pipe and drainage pits which will be able to handle that capacity and divert water away from properties.

“Works just like these are planned for neighbourhoods right throughout the region as Council works towards drainage solutions.”

Divisional representative Cr Scott Rowleson said the Rule Street drainage upgrade was “a long time coming”.

“It’s fantastic to see work under way to improve drainage on Rule Street as it is something residents have been asking for for quite some time.

“We have seen some houses and properties inundated over the years.

“We’re getting towards that mid-way point now. The pits are in the ground, we’re seeing some concrete being poured.”

Cr Rowleson said the drainage upgrades would make all the difference for residents.

“All of that water that flows from one side of the street to the other will be picked up and taken away to a designated point.

“It will stop that inundation of those houses in to the future.

“It’s just a great outcome for residents, the greater community, people that visit here and also people that want to buy a house here and settle here.”