Major storm-proofing works for Wooloowin
Posted on Friday, 25 November, 2011
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced a major overhaul of the stormwater drainage system at Wooloowin is set to start this week.
The $345,000 infrastructure upgrade between Kent Road and Rawson Street was a further part of Council’s commitment to ensuring the city was as prepared as possible for the summer storm season
Council is getting on with the job of improving Brisbane’s storm readiness and putting in place the infrastructure to make sure our streets can cope with sudden weather events.
While we can never totally prevent Brisbane from flooding, we are investing in infrastructure to reduce the risk and impacts of flooding and developing tools to help residents be better prepared and more resilient
This financial year, Council will spend $128.6 million on drainage and flood management projects, on top of another $10 million for the Voluntary Home Purchase Scheme to secure properties most at risk of flooding.
The stormwater drainage upgrade will increase the capacity of an existing gully, enabling it to better cope with heavy rainfall events.
Works are expected to be completed in January 2012, weather permitting.
To find out how you can be better prepared for flooding this summer, visit Council’s website at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/beprepared or phone Council on 3403 8888.