Bundaberg Regional Council will be undertaking drainage upgrades in Riverview to reduce the impact of localised flooding.
The work will start in early July at Mitchell Street, Peagam Street, and McIntosh Avenue.
Roads and drainage portfolio spokesperson, Cr Bill Trevor, said the project was in response to community feedback.
“The previous Council received feedback from residents in the Riverview area regarding localised flooding on roads and ponding of water for extended periods of time after heavy rainfall,” he said.
“To address these issues Council is undertaking the construction of new surface drains and underground stormwater pipes.”
Work is planned to commence early July and will be undertaken weekdays, between the hours of 6.30 am and 5pm.
During construction, the road will be subject to traffic management measures and will have the appropriate signage to guide motorists through or around the site.
Divisional representative Cr Tanya McLoughlin acknowledged the previous Council starting the drainage work in Riverview.
“The pipes have been lying here at Peagam Street for some time, so it’s great to see this work taking place,” Cr McLoughlin said.
“Here at Riverview, flooding has been a longstanding issue, so this project will really allow for appropriate drainage measures and reduce the extent and severity of flooding following large rainfall events.”
“We know that in this area at the mouth of the Elliott river, mozzies and midges are a problem, so these upgrades will work two-fold in removing any stagnant water where they can breed.”
Throughout the construction process, Council will be liaising with directly affected residents in facilitating property access during construction. Discussions will also include where to place wheelie bins prior to collection.
Cr McLoughlin said residents at Riverview were enthusiastically awaiting the project and would be thankful to hear that work was getting underway.
She added that although the construction work may be disruptive, she asked residents to remain patient as Council completed the much-needed improvements to the Riverview community.