Road­work to re­duce flood­ing at cross­ing

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE in­stal­la­tion of sev­eral bar­rels of new larger box culverts at the Booyal Cross­ing on the Bur­nett River will sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove wa­ter flow and ad­dress the cur­rent reg­u­lar­ity of flood­ing at the cross­ing.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil roads and drainage spokesman Tony Ricciardi said the cross­ing was se­verely im­pacted in the 2010/11 and 2013 floods.

“Due to its low con­struc­tion pro­file, the cross­ing reg­u­larly suf­fers pe­ri­ods of in­un­da­tion and this of­ten hap­pens when com­mer­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal flows are be­ing re­leased from Par­adise Dam or mi­nor rain­fall events are ex­pe­ri­enced,” he said.

“The area is an im­por­tant traf­fic route for many lo­cals and reg­u­larly at­tracts campers due to the avail­abil­ity of camp­sites.”

Cr Ricciardi said the project was es­ti­mated to cost around $1.5 mil­lion, with coun­cil, Sun­wa­ter and the state and fed­eral gov­ern­ments jointly in­volved in fund­ing.

Ten­ders for the project are ex­pected to be let soon, with the work to be com­pleted by late early July.

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