Flood mitigation projects for Yeppoon could save millions

THE likelihood of flash flooding in Yeppoon CBD will be reduced with two major flood mitigation projects almost complete and the next two projects well on their way.

Livingstone Shire mayor Bill Ludwig (pictured) said four disaster mitigation projects for Yeppoon CBD and Tanby Road commercial precinct would cost $2.6 million and save multi-millions of dollars by limiting the impacts of future flood events.

"The work is progressing rapidly thanks to the excellent partnership arrangements between Local, State and Federal Governments," Cr Ludwig said. "Our council work crews have hit the ground running and almost completed the first two projects in Queen St and the corner of Hill and James Sts in Yeppoon."

Two further projects are well advanced with a substantial amount of underground work in Arthur St. Final design work is also well advanced for the next stage to deliver flood mitigation for the Tanby Rd precinct.

Council matched State and Federal funding with $1.3 from its own budget.



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