Bundaberg - Gin Gin Road Flood Evacuation Route

 
Bundaberg-Gin Gin Road Flood Evacuation Route

Project entails raising a section of Bundaberg-Gin Gin Road (locally known as Mount Perry Road) between Walters Street and North School Hill roundabout. This is a joint initiative of the Federal and Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council.

Construction of the Technology Park flood levee in conjunction with the upgrade to Mount Perry Road will ensure the evacuation route remains open to the flood heights of 2013 flood.  Please click here to view the combined mitigation projects in a January 2013 - like event.

CMC have been engaged to deliver this project.  The contractor mobilised to site in February 2015.

It is Council's intention to preserve the majority of existing mature trees and gardens and any vegetation removed as part of the construction works, will be reinstated at completion of the project as part of the streetscape beautification.  Additional measures are being undertaken to ensure preservation of the existing trees by incorporating permanent landscape retaining wall structures within the design to protect existing trees.

Construction works will require some trees to be trimmed in the vicinity of the Botanical Gardens whilst a few trees will need to be removed in the area to be upgraded with a new drainage system and the new 10 cell culvert to ensure potential floodwaters are uninhibitated.

 


Estimated Project Cost $8.7 Million

   Community Newsletter No 1 - October 2014  
   Community Newsletter No 2 - December 2014
 
   Community Newsletter No 3 - December 2014  
   

Potential Reduced Flood Inundation based on modelled 2013 flood event

 

 

Click here for a full size plan

Take a look at our animated vision for a bird’s eye view of construction soon to be completed on Mt Perry Road which will provide an evacuation route for North Bundaberg residents. The work is being undertaken by contractor Civil Mining and Construction with funding from the State Government and Council.

This work will see the road raised to approximately 300mm above the 2013 flood level between the Hinkler Avenue roundabout and the Walters Street intersection. The design will also include major drainage upgrades which will assist in accommodating potential floodwaters.


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