Residents living along Fraser Coast road prone to flooding thrown a lifeline

A BAUPLE road prone to flooding is being upgraded, giving residents better access and reducing the costs of repairs after wet weather.

Bakers Road in Bauple is being upgraded to reduce the impact of flooding and wet weather in the area. PHOTO: Supplied.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council said a gravel floodway in Bakers Road would be upgraded to the tune of $570,000.

Division 2 Councillor Phil Truscott said the existing gravel floodway flooded regularly, cutting the road and limiting access for local residents.

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“The existing gravel floodway has been badly damaged in previous floods and heavy storms, which requires significant work to re-shape the floodway and re-gravel after events,” Cr Truscott said.

“As part of a $570,000 upgrade, about 90-metres of gravel floodway will be replaced with concrete culverts,” he said.

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“The culvert floodway and approaches will be higher than the existing floodway, which will improve access for residents and cut the cost of repairing the road and floodway after rain events.

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“Council is determined to ensure we have resilient regional infrastructure, and the concrete floodway culvert is a cost-effective solution that helps us achieve that outcome.”

Works are expected to begin this week and will be completed by October, weather permitting.

The floodway will be closed while the project is underway.

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Council received $320,000 – jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments -under the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF) for the project.


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