The magnificent Dee River in Mount Morgan. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
The magnificent Dee River in Mount Morgan. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Work flows for waterway clean-up

CREEKS and waterways around the Rockhampton region are undergoing an extensive clean-up thanks to a joint project with 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 are the third stage of waterway clean-ups in the region. 

"It's just two months shy off a year since TC Maria 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.   

 

Some of the sites to be cleaned up over the upcoming months: 

- Gracemere Creek - Middle Road to Capricorn Street

- Lakes Creek Road, Rockhampton - behind Bloxsom Street

- Dee River, Mount Morgan - Dam Wall to Perlick Street and Piddick's Crossing to Possum Street

- Horse Creek, Mount Morgan

- Gavial Creek, Bouldercombe

- Gumtree Avenue, Bouldercombe

- Middle Creek, Kabra 



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