Fairymead Road Flood Evacuation Route Upgrade

Fairymead Road Flood Evacuation Route Upgrade

Upgrading of Fairymead Road between Bonney Street and Whittingtons Road.

Construction of the upgraded section of Fairymead Road between south of the Queen Street Roundabout to south of Mckenzies Road in Bundaberg North began in February 2015 was recently completed in June 2015. 

Council's day labour crews performed as principal contractor and were assisted by a concrete contractor, City to Coast Concrete, to raise Fairymead  Road 300mm above the 2013 flood level; in conjunction with existing stormwater drainage upgrades. Stormwater upgrades included enlarged cross culverts and backflow prevention flaps to prevent  river flood backwatering.  These works were complimented by improvements to service lanes to improve safety and access while preserving the majority of existing mature trees and landscaping.

Construction of this project in conjunction with other Flood Mitigation projects recently completed including the Technology Park flood levee and Mount Perry Road Flood Evacuation Route Upgrade, ensure that the evacuation of the Bundaberg North community remains open during flooding to an inundation level equivalent to the flood heights of the 2013 flood. 

Council acknowledges the inconvenience to adjacent property owners, schools and business' in the area who may have been affected during the construction period and appreciates their patience during this time. 

The Fairymead Road Evacuation Route Upgrade Project was a joint initiative of the Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government supported by the Natural Disaster Resilience Program funding and was completed on time and on budget.


Community Newsletter No 1 - October 2014

Community Newsletter No 2 - December 2014

Community Newsletter No 3 - May 2015

Estimated Project Cost $2.5 Million