Some of the largest pipes ever to be laid in the Bundaberg Region are being installed as part of drainage works near The Friendlies Society Private Hospital.
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey visited the area recently to check on the progress of the capital project at the intersection of Electra and Bingera Streets.
“This project is a component of previous (and possible future) staged drainage works within the West Bundaberg area,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“The existing drainage line that we join in to was actually constructed by Council in 2010.”
Mayor Dempsey said the works coincided with the extension of The Friendlies Society Private Hospital parking in the area, with the new drainage to benefit not only nearby residents but also the hospital.
“This project allows for future Friendlies Hospital extensions,” he said.
“Within Electra Street there will be the advantages of new pavements and road surfacing.
“There will also be minor existing culvert upgrades and the new major pipe system we are putting in to negate these additional drainage flows from The Friendlies development.”
Mayor Dempsey said 51 pipes stationed at the location were an impressive sight, measuring 2100mm in diameter.
“These pipes have been designed to accommodate future expansion works in the area,” he said.
“They also match the existing pipes that have been laid on Bingera Street from Electra Street South to the stormwater system that flows between Grimstead Street and the old Showground site.”
The Mayor said the major project was one of many initiatives by Council to improve the region as a whole.
“It is great to see Council getting on with the job of building Australia's best regional community,” he said.
The drainage works began on July 10 with construction expected to continue through to early October, weather permitting.
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