Marcia recovery continues with clean-up of waterways
CREEKS and waterways around the Rockhampton region are undergoing an extensive clean-up thanks to a joint project between Rockhampton Regional Council and the State Government.
Close to 20 waterways will be cleaned up and revitalised between now and March, as part of continued recovery efforts following Cyclone Marcia.
Councillor Tony Williams said the works were the third stage of waterway clean-ups in the region.
"It's just two months shy off a year since TC Marcia and the creek clean-ups are almost finished," Cr Williams said.
"The efforts have huge benefit, not only environmentally but they also reduce the probability of future damage to infrastructure, flooding of properties, and improve overall water flow."
Works include the removal of trees and debris from each creek, the protection of various banks and some reshaping to reinstate channels.
The latest works bring the waterway clean-up cost to close to $2.5 million, funded by council and Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
Sites to be cleaned up:
- Gracemere Creek: Middle Rd to Capricorn St
- Lakes Creek Rd, Rockhampton: Behind Bloxsom St
- Dee River, Mount Morgan: Dam wall to Perlick St and Piddick's Crossing to Possum St
- Horse Creek, Mount Morgan
- Gavial Creek, Bouldercombe
- Gumtree Ave, Bouldercombe
- Middle Creek, Kabra