Flooding problems resolved
IT will cost $1.8 million to fix stormwater flooding problems on one of Rockhampton’s busiest thoroughfares, but Alan Teichmann reckons it will be money well spent.
The Alexandra St resident says water flows like a river across his driveway every time there’s a decent downpour.
“It’s a bloody disgrace, to be honest,” he said.
“I’ve lived here eight or nine years and it’s always the same.
"When it rains the water backs up because it has nowhere to go.”
Alan is pleased Rockhampton council has finally settled on a plan to improve drainage in Park Avenue, but disappointed that it will be at least four years before the solution is in place.
Councillors on the infrastructure committee this week agreed to consider phase one of a plan to boost the size of stormwater inlets in the area in next year’s budget.
Cr Stephen Schwarten said the flooding issue affected hundreds of people and threatened road safety on one of the main routes through North Rockhampton.
“It was pressure from the community that forced the council to take a detailed look at the problem and come up with a report into how to fix it,” Cr Schwarten said.
“It has identified defects throughout the subdivision.”
Mr Teichmann said that at times the water was so deep over Alexandra St that only four-wheel drive vehicles could get through, while a number of houses had water right up to their doors.
“It’s pathetic that even now they know what’s wrong. It will take such a long time to get it put right,” he said.