News

Yeppoon gets flash-flood protection boost

Livingstone Shire mayor Bill Ludwig, Livingstone Shire Councillor Graham Scott, Queensland Community and Recovery Minister David Crisafulli, Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and State member for Keppel Brice Young in Yeppoon.
Livingstone Shire mayor Bill Ludwig, Livingstone Shire Councillor Graham Scott, Queensland Community and Recovery Minister David Crisafulli, Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and State member for Keppel Brice Young in Yeppoon. Rokayeppoon

THE LIVINGSTONE Shire Council has received $1.3 million to better protect homes and businesses in Yeppoon's CBD from flashflooding.

The funds, provided through the State and Federal governments' Natural Disaster Resilience Program, will be used to improve stormwater drainage systems.

Making the funding announcement yesterday, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said flash flooding struck the town's heart in March.

Water from Fig Tree, Yeppoon and Ross Creek catchments swamped many homes and businesses, causing landslips and widespread road closures.

"These are sensible projects that will deliver big results for locals during the next deluge," he said.

Capricornia MP Michelle Landry, who lives on the Capricorn Coast, said the funding would match a contribution from the council.

"Events like the flash flooding we saw this year have an enormous impact on our economy and cripple businesses and households," she said.

Works will include:

Removing the Arthur and Queen St roundabout to boost water flow capacity

Re-grading and lowering the intersection at Queen and Barry Sts to direct water towards Fig Tree Creek

Re-grading and lowering parts of the James and Hill Sts intersection

Installing a new culvert and roadway channel with greater water capacity along Cordingley St to direct water away from the Tanby Rd industrial area

Topics:  flash flood, livingstone shire council, yeppoon




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Ag innovations may flourish under Rookwood says Landry

MP Michelle Landry, CQU agricultural lecturer Jessic Roberts and Minister Northern Australia Senator Matthew Canavan

Ms Landry inspected innovative cattle weighing technology.

Want to catch a sporting game? Here's a weekend guide

Norths Chargers v Biloela at Browne Park tomorrow night at 6pm.

Here's what's on in sports over the weekend

Latest deals and offers

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward