Concrete floodway helps Bajool residents cross creek
BAJOOL residents can now cross Station Creek again due to the recent construction of a concrete floodway on Bycroft Road.
Infrastructure Committee chair councillor Tony Williams said crews had completed a 35m long by 4.2m wide concrete floodway across Station Creek, as part of council's betterment projects.
"The betterment project has greatly improved local residents' access and will act as a better alternative to the previous existing gravel crossing," Cr Williams said.
"The previous gravel crossing was regularly damaged by flows in the creek, especially during the large rain events we've experienced in recent years.
"Crews spent approximately two weeks on the $46,200 project and the increased resilience will prove very beneficial to the local community," he said.
The betterment project was jointly funded by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority who contributed $40,200, with council funding the remaining portion.
Division 4 representative councillor Ellen Smith said she was very pleased to see the construction of the concrete floodway on Bycroft Road.
"The creek crossing is only 500m from Bycroft Road's intersection with Upper Ulam Road and has always been a popular route for the Bajool community," Cr Smith said.
"The improved access is important for residents and helps build our communities resilience for future rain events," she said.
For further information on council's infrastructure projects, please call council's Customer Service Centre on 07 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77.