Bundaberg Regional Council will be undertaking drainage upgrades in Bundaberg North to reduce the impact of localised flooding after heavy rainfall.
The work will start in mid-June at Gavegan, Steuart, Gavin, Wolca and Perry Streets, with a detention basin also planned for the area.
Roads and drainage portfolio spokesman Cr Bill Trevor said the project, partly funded by Works For Queensland, was in response to community feedback.
“Council had received feedback from residents in the Bundaberg North area regarding localised flooding of properties and ponding of water in backyards for extended periods of time after heavy rainfall,” he said.
“The issues were triggered as a high priority for investigation through Council’s prioritisation framework and a drainage study was undertaken to understand and model the existing drainage issue.
“This project will allow for appropriate drainage measures to reduce the extent and severity of flooding following large rainfall events.”
Divisional representative Cr Tracey McPhee said the works were identified and budgeted for by the previous council, with an original start date of May 2020.
“The drainage issues are currently impacting more than 25 properties and I’m thrilled that council are running so close to the original schedule,” she said.
“I’ve spoken with several residents in the area and I know everyone will be very pleased that work is almost under way.
“Council has worked hard to put plans in place and I would like to thank our fantastic team for prioritising this project and providing improvements for the Bundaberg North community.”
The ongoing project is scheduled for completion in 18 weeks.