North side to benefit from major drainage system
MAJOR flood mitigation works are not limited to the south of the river with North Rockhampton residents to benefit from a system of major underground and overground drainage systems.
Cr Tony Williams said residents were asking for solutions and the plan showed that something could be done.
The council has budgeted for commencement of flood mitigation measures and mayor Margaret Strelow said the project was a necessary precondition to the South Rockhampton Flood Levee.
Mitigation works between Dean St and Moore's Creek will be undertaken in two stages, with stage one impacting on 400 properties and stage two impacting a further 130 properties.
Stage One will turn the existing railway line and Lakes Creek Road earthworks turned into a levee bank by blocking water from coming up the stormwater pipes.
Flood valves between Moore's Creek and Frenchman's Creek would prevent flood waters from backing up and an east bank precinct plan for Moore's Creek residents in fringing areas would also be developed.
Other possible measures could involve temporary flood barriers.
Cr Strelow will outline the benefits of both the South Rockhampton Flood Levee, and stage one of the North Rockhampton flood mitigation plan today, along with an overview of other possible options.