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Home Council Drainage upgrade in Bargara addresses concerns

Drainage upgrade in Bargara addresses concerns

Croft Street drainage
Cr Greg Barnes at the Croft Street drainage works.

Bundaberg Regional Council is starting work to upgrade inter-allotment drainage in the Croft Street area of Bargara this week.

Divisional Councillor, Cr Greg Barnes, said Council is carrying out the work due to community concerns.

“The drainage project in Croft and Grimwood Streets was identified following consultation with residents regarding flooding of outbuildings, pools and yard areas,” he said.

“Work is planned to commence this week and will be undertaken on week days, during the hours of 6.30 am and 5.00 pm.

“Weather permitting, work will be completed within three weeks.”

Council’s Roads and Drainage portfolio Councillor, Cr Bill Trevor, said the work will solve a number of issues.

“Work will include the realignment of underground drainage, as well as surface drainage,” he said.

“The project will replace an inadequate drainage system with underground pipes and pits to collect and re-direct surface water to the new pipe system.

“Council staff are liaising with directly-affected residents to facilitate property access during construction.

“The Site Supervisor will also discuss where to place your wheelie bin prior to the day of collection where construction works conflict with your refuse collection.”

Cr Barnes thanks residents and road users in advance for their patience and cooperation.

“While there will be some inconvenience caused by the construction work, residents should be very pleased with the outcome, especially when we receive heavy rain in the future.”

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